Adam McClory’s outstanding service to Gala Fairydean Rovers FC was rewarded on Sunday, with him being granted life membership of the club.
With his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve, it was unanimously agreed the club stalwart was a deserved recipient of the honour.
Club president Jim Gray told the gathering in the Netherdale clubrooms that Adam attended his first Fairydean match in 1956 and had served on the committee since 1968.
He described it as an “incredible devotion” to the club before presenting him with a framed certificate confirming his life membership.
Jim explained Adam had served the club in every capacity, apart from being a player.
Gala Fairydean Rovers FC chairman Kevin Temple said: “I am relatively new to the club, but I can always rely on Adam to fill me in about its history.
“Even on the day of him being awarded life membership he was still working behind the bar. We are so lucky to have him.”
Modest as always, Adam thanked everyone, saying: “We have had our ups and downs over the years, but the club is on the up and up. I want to thank the committee for giving me this honour.”