Villa and Scottish hero Barry back to see Lenzie YC

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ASTON Villa and Scotland ace Barry Bannan was back at his old team recently – Lenzie Youth Club.

The footballer was back in Scotland for the Lenzie Youth Club 1997 presentation night.

Barry was the special guest at the under-15 awards held at Lenzie Rugby Club. He played for the club for five seasons before joining Aston Villa as a 15-year-old.

Playing in the first division of the GADYFL is extremely tough and Lenzie finished seventh in the 14-team league.

They also won the CYP Shield, beating crack Ayrshire side Tass Thistle at Dam Park Stadium in the final.

All players received a plaque to commemorate the season and as a thank-you for all the effort and loyalty they have given the club.

The roll of honour this season is:

Referee’s Player – Euan Dover

Supporters Player – Fraser McKinnon

Most improved players – Elliot Paice and Ross Fraser

Players Player – Marc Faulkner

Players of the Year – Corey Irvine and Conor McLaughlin

Barry then took part in a question and answer session, and gave advice to the boys about having the right attitude, working hard on their skills and giving football total commitment if they want to proceed up the grades.

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