'Without him there wouldn't be Lumley FC'
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North East Unsung Hero 2018: Lumley FC coach wins award

A coach who has championed grassroots football in his community has won this year's BBC North East & Cumbria Unsung Hero award.

Gary Brown was a keen footballer, but had to give up playing in his teens when he was diagnosed with Friedreich's ataxia, a genetic disease that affects his mobility.

He was instrumental in setting up Lumley FC and coaches the junior teams.

  • 30 Nov 2018