Aberdeen FC’s Community Trust (AFCCT) has won another accolade, this time on behalf of the Red Army.
Dons Supporters Together presented the Trust with their annual DONS (Distinction of Notable Service) Award at our AGM on Saturday 30 November, prior to the home tie against St Mirren.
Previously, the award has been presented to supporters, players and other club employees for their significant contributions to AFC. Previous winners include Sir Alex Ferguson, Willie Miller, Teddy Scott and legendary Dons fan Norman Goldie.
Steven Sweeney, AFCCT’s Community Operations Manager, accepted took receipt of the prize – an original artwork from local artist, Dod Dow – and said of the award: “Everything we do is for the supporters or future supporters.
“It’s been nice to receive awards from the SFA and SPFL, and UEFA and the European Club Association but I would say, sincerely, based on the purpose of AFCCT, that this [award] trumps it.
“The fact that the supporters are recognising the work of the charity really means a lot to us. The Trust and Dons Supporters Together are similar; the Trust is all about giving the community a voice and DST is doing the same for the supporters. We’re pulling in the same direction and this is an exciting time for the Club.”
DST Chairman, Scott Bremner, said: “The Community Trust has been a success since its inception but this year was especially noteworthy, with the charity marking its fifth anniversary and being recognised across the continent with prestigious awards.
“As a committee representing the wider AFC support, we had no hesitation in giving this year’s DONS Award to the trust as further token of appreciation at a more local level.
“The move to Cormack Park and access to the facilities there should only further the trust’s impact on the community and inspire the future generations of Dons fans.”