Three Wolviston officials, Brian Jones, Eddie Poole and Keith Simpson have chalked up a remarkable 121 years service to the club. Treasurer Brian Jones leads the way and he has been involved for 47 years, starting as a player and then becoming manager when the side operated in the Stockton and District League. He first joined the committee and is now in his 41st year as Treasurer.

"I started playing for Billingham Synthonia juniors but Wolviston has been my only senior club. I loved playing and it has been great to be involved in the administration for nearly half a century," said Brian.

Not far behind him in the attendance stakes is Eddie Poole, who last week stepped down and became vice chairman after leading the club for 15 years and being involved for a total of 42 years. He too began with Billingham Synthonia Juniors and played for them and Fairfield before moving to Wolviston where he made his debut in 1959 against Billingham North End.

"It has been a labour of love for me but at last week's annual meeting I thought it was time to step down from the helm although I am happy to be vice chairman," Eddie said.

The 'baby' of the trio is Keith Simpson who has been involved for 32 years, the last 25 as secretary. He joined Wolviston in 1969 and played a total of 13 years for either the first or second teams before becoming reserve team manager.

"The game is something which just gets into the blood and I have really liked helping the club progress into the Wearside League. We are a village club with a lovely family atmosphere and Brian, Eddie and I have just got on with the job.

"We want to see the club go from strength to strength and believe that this season we have one of our best ever teams," claimed Keith.