The Northern Echo is launching a new feature celebrating grassroots sports teams.

Team Name: Durham City Juniors U8 (Durham City Minions)

Location: Meadowfield, Durham

League/competition: Russell Foster League – U9 Newbottle (play a year up)

Manager/Coach’s name: Barrie Hindson

Members: Ashton, Dominic, Max, Denver, Toby, Noah, Leo, Kobe, Jacob

Team motto: Have fun and try.

The best thing about our team is: We all are great friends in and out of football and every year we arrange non-football activities such as camping and the pantomime for the boys to enjoy. Although the boys are playing a year up, so far this season they are unbeaten in the league which is a great achievement.

What inspires you: In 2018 the boys were nominated for a Local Heroes Award and were shortlisted into the top three, they didn’t win but continue to strive and hopefully be back again one year.

Most memorable recent moment: Playing in an U9 tournament in the summer a year up and not losing a single game all day to become the champions of the day and winning the trophy.

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