STEETON Football Club have honoured their long-serving president David Baxter with a special plaque at their Summerhill Lane ground.

The unveiling took place last weekend in front of past and present club members as well as members of David's family.

It came as a surprise to the dedicated official who joined the club in 1948 as a player and has also served as Steeton treasurer.

His family had told him they were taking him for lunch at Steeton Hall, which is where everyone gathered after the speeches as a buffet lunch had been laid on.

The plaque reads: David Baxter - Player, Treasurer, President - In recognition of a lifetime of dedicated service to Steeton AFC.