Joe Errington

I started playing football when I was 6 for Ryhope CW. I played for this team from the age of 6 right through to u18s.Whilst I played for them, I won the Durham County Cup.My proudest achievement was captaining Sunderland primary school boys, under Chris Lindstedt and winning a few trophies  with them.I also played for South Shields Academy for 2 years, and also managed to play in a game with the first team players in the Durham Challenge Cup.Right now I am playing my first year of adult football with Silksworth CW.I have been working forDillonMorse Football for two and a half years now and have a huge passion for it.

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Ben Errington

I started playing football when I was 5 for a team a year older than me, then moved to Ryhope and Hebburn, who I played for up until I was 17.

Whilst playing for Ryhope I even managed to play for the leagues representative team, where we played all over the country against different academies. I won a trophy for the leagues best player.In that time, I also played for both Sunderland boys and Durham County schools and FA teams.

From these experiences I managed to get trials at various football league clubs, including Blackburn, Rotherham, Grimsby and Morecambe. Unfortunately, nothing came of this but eventually I was offered a place in South Shields Academy. South Shields academy was where I enjoyed my football the most.

I met some great friends for life here and we had huge success in both our FA youth cup runs and also won a national title. We also got to play against a premier league academy, Fulham, due to how far we got in the competition.

From this I earned the opportunity to play in South Shields first team and this is how I met Dillon.Things didn't work out at South Shields, but I did get some loan spells at Northern League clubs, making my debut in the league at 17.

I now play for Bishop Auckland and we are hoping to get promoted this season as league winners.

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Tom Hunter

I started off my footballing journey at a local team called Wearside Boys, where I played with friends from school and also friends from other schools.

I stayed with that club for most of my childhood football until I was around 15, where I went to Darlington. I played for the u16 team there for one season, during that season I got picked up by Sunderland Academy.After finishing my time at Sunderland I moved to Hartlepool Academy, where again I spent some time developing as a player.

After being released I then went back to Darlington.During the ages 16-18 I also played for Durham County and signed for my first men's team, Silksworth CW. Since starting my men's footballing journey I have also played for Chester-lee street town, Sunderland west end, Sunderland RCA and my now current team Easington Welfare.

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Arron Thompson 

I started football at u6, for Washington AFC where I played till u9. Then I spent 2 years at Sunderland academy before spending 5 years at Middlesbrough academy.

In my final year at school and the year I left, I was at Leicester academy, spending 2 years travelling back and forth from home to Leicester, but the buzz at the club was worth every bit of the travel at the time as it was the year they won premier league.

I signed for South Shields academy at 18 then came through the academy and played for first team for 3 seasons with Dillon. I currently play for Hebburn town.

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