Leader columnist Clark Simpson has spent many weekends over the last three years compiling the history of Johnshaven Dauntless between its formation in and its step down to the amateur leagues from junior status at the end of the season. Entitled 'The Dauntless - Johnshaven's Unique Football Team,' the book contains a run-down of each season, plus many pictures of the various team line-ups through the years. Mr Simpson says the team is unique in two ways: no other club bears the same name and it was the only survivor of the Kincardineshire Junior League in He added the club's heydey was in the s when, at a time when Junior football in the district was highly competitive and very popular, Dauntless won the league twice and picked up the Dawson Cup five times. The author himself was a midfield maestro for the team, making 95 appearances for them as a youngster in the post-war period. His father, David Simpson also made 91 appearances before the war. At that time I also took a note of the past stories about the Dauntless.
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It is based in and around Greater London and caters for 11—a—side men's adult teams. A feature of the league is 'multi-team football', common in AFA leagues, with clubs fielding an average of 5—6 teams each. For season —18 the league has 38 member clubs running around teams in 19 divisions. All clubs are strictly amateur. This allows players of all abilities to play against teams from other clubs of a similar standard.