Merit Award for Services to Football - John Beaton
John has been instrumental in setting up and running football in the Inverness area for the past 40 years and his efforts have been acknowledged with the accolade of a Merit Award for Services to Football at this year's Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, presented by McDonald's and the Sunday Mail.
John has seen many of the kids he coached go on to play in the senior leagues, including Grant Munro at Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Kevin McDonald, who played for Liverpool and Rangers.
However, it's not just the players that have gone on to elite level that John deserves great credit for, but the many hundreds of youngsters who gained from regular coaching and games and were steered into a path of exercise, discipline and good habits for life.
Hear more from John in our video (right).
To see all the winners from this year's Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, presented by McDonald's and the Sunday Mail click here.