FOOTBALL legend Frank McAvennie met some rising stars of the local football scene while he was out doing his shopping!
Lenzie Youth Club’s under-16 players have been raising funds for the Costa Blanca Youth Football Festival in July – including bag-packing in Morrisons and Asda.
And they were stunned to come face to face with a legend when former Celtic and Scotland striker Frank appeared at the check-out (pictured below).
Lenzie YC have paid tribute to both Morrisons and Asda for allowing them to raise funds, and also to customers for their generosity.
Lenzie are the only Scottish side taking part in the Costa Blanca Youth Football Festival. They hope to fly the flag for Scottish football and restore some pride with their performances. Teams from 80 countries will be taking part.
A spokesperson for the club said: “All the teams will live together in schools in the Alicante area. It will be a football education for the Lenzie boys – playing against teams from Spain, Germany and France, as well as the African countries.”
Lenzie play in the first division of the very competitive GADYFL. At the end of this season some of their boys will move to Pro Youth football.
Lenzie have an excellent record for developing young footballers and are a SFA Quality Mark club. Former players like Stephen Crainey and Barry Bannan have gone on to represent their country.
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