Colin was first introduced to South Shields FC by his late father-in-law, John Smith.

He joined the club in July 2015 when approached by Geoff Thompson to take on the role of Commercial Manager. He works on sponsorship opportunities, business links and revenue avenues to sustain the club moving forward as it grows.

The role has developed to assisting in the community work the club carries out and developing the junior setup within the club.

Colin said: “Every day is different and a challenge, but one that I enjoy immensely as we all work to build the club and make it sustainable.

“We aim to provide the supporters and the people of South Shields with not just a team, but facilities that everyone can be proud of.”