Colin Brown receiving his medal

Colin Brown recognised by Her Majesty (BEM)

Club chairman and founder, our very own Mr Colin Brown was awarded the British Empire Medal by Angus Lord Lieutenant Georgiana Osborne, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen at a ceremony in the town and county hall in Forfar on Wednesday evening.

Colin has served the youth of Forfar and surrounding areas for the last 50 years, forming Forfar Youth Club in 1969, running the Youth Club amateur mens football team, before founding Forfar Farmington FC in 1984. At this time he formed the football exchange programme with counterpart Alistair Bell (Farmington Soccer Club, Connecticut) where many youngsters from Forfar and the surrounding Angus towns took part in the visit to the States until 2009. Pure dedication and passion was the fuel for this successful exchange.

During this time he was Head Football Coach for Scotland at a number of World Special Olympic Games while working at Lilybank Resource Centre. And now to his current role as a town Councillor.

Colin served on the board of Scottish Women’s Football Association for many years, contributing to moving women’s football forward to where is today.

He has made an impact on so many young people’s life’s some of who joined him on Wednesday evening paying tribute to him.

Despite receiving many accolades over the years for his efforts in the community and for women’s football, Colin was bursting with emotion and honour to be receiving this merit.

Pictured receiving his medal from Angus Lord Lieutenant Georgiana Osborne.