Cllr Billy Wells, Dormanstown Sports & Recreation

This is a letter of thanks and appreciation to Dave King and the NCS team from Dormanstown Community Sports and Recreation Group.

We have struggled to gain recognition in the area for ages but all this has changed since being introduced to the NCS and Dave. The input from them has gained us lots of publicity but most importantly they have assisted us in renovating our Clubhouse and filming and editing a promotional DVD.

We have taken this DVD to the local authority in Redcar along with newspaper clippings from the NCS project. This has resulted in the Local authority giving us an asset transfer on land with a 50 year lease. This now enables us to pursue other projects and more activities.

At present we have 5 football teams, a homework club and a youth club; with this extra land we are considering a new club house, running track and other activities.

Also due to the publicity from the NCS it has raised our profile in the area and we are getting more people attending and volunteering to help. None of this would have been possible without the input of Dave and his NCS team.

On a personal note I am very impressed with the professional approach given to the projects and the enthusiasm of all involved. The standards achieved are first class and sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between the volunteers and the staff which is a credit to their tutors. They all work together as a team and the outcome is always impressive.