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Threave Rovers announce brand new playing facility

  (Picture courtesy of SFP Trust)   Threave Rovers have officially announced the opening of their brand new ...

SPFL Development League - End of season review

  The fourth season of the SPFL Development League is now in the history books and it was a great advert for the youth game i...

GoFitba continues the journey in Inverurie

GoFitba continued its journey in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire with another fun packed day for the kids at Kellands Primary School, which i...

Early Sport Specialisation in Youth Footballers: Why it is Hurting Long-Term Development

  This article is part of a series by Jamie Henderson that will be coming to Youth Football Scotland on a monthly basis to he...

Portlethen move a step closer to a new 3G pitch

A public meeting has been held in the Northeast town Portlethen as a campaign for a 3G pitch led by ‘Portlethen Sports Club’ picks...

  • Threave Rovers announce brand new playing facility

  • SPFL Development League - End of season review

  • GoFitba continues the journey in Inverurie

  • Early Sport Specialisation in Youth Footballers: Why it is Hurting Long-Term Development

  • Portlethen move a step closer to a new 3G pitch


 
Bio:

Jamie Murphy has been with Motherwell since Under 13s, working his way into the first team without looking back. He has represented Scotland at Under 16s, 17s and latterly coming into his own with the 21s, firing five goals in their latest qualifying campaign. He is now a mainstay in the Motherwell first team and at the tender age of 21, has already netted six European goals - an all time club record. 
 
Now he answers five questions on his youth career for YFS...
 


1. Which clubs did you play for in your youth career?
Westwood Rovers, Drumchapel Thistle, Clyde then joined Motherwell at under 13s
 
2. Who were the best players you played with and against during your youth career?
Played with Ross Forbes throughout my time at Motherwell and played against Barry 'Banana' Bannan when he was with Kenzie at the time.
 
3. Who were your role models as a young player?
Used to love watching both Henry and Bergkamp at Arsenal
 
4. Who was your favourite coach at youth level?
Every coach was great but Graham Ogg and Chris McCart probably helped me the most.
 
5. If you had one piece of advice to today’s generation of youth football players, what would it be?
To play whenever you get a chance, after school, weekends, whenever you have free time. The more practice the better chance you have.