CELTIC legend Danny McGrain was on hand to congratulate Herald winners James Aitken and Thomas Starrs at the club’s state-of-the-art training complex at Lennoxtown last week.
Cock-a-hoop youngsters James and Thomas, both seven-years-old, were taught to play the Celtic way after winning a week-long training course with the club’s coaches.
The young Celtic fans were joined by other youngsters at the camps, where they worked with a ball non-stop for four hours a day to develop their skills and learn more tricks and flicks.
Former Scotland World Cup star McGrain, who is now assistant coach of the Celtic Development Squad, told the Herald: “It’s fantastic for the young boys to be up here getting taught by qualified coaches. They’re able to help the young boys and put on a course that’s going to benefit them.
“This is the same place where the first team train.”
The boys were able to meet some of Celtic’s first-team international players such as Emilio Izaguirre, Jos Hooiveld and Morten Rasmussen.
James, who attends St Flannan’s Primary in Kirkintilloch, said: “I really enjoyed seeing all the players. Izaguirre was very friendly.”
Thomas (on the left) who attends St Machan’s Primary in Lennoxtown, said: “I really enjoyed the course. I liked that there was a lot of touches of the ball in coaching.”