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Lady Darling Cup - Semi final draw 14/15

The semi final draw has been made for the Lady Darling Cup (U21), with ties scheduled to take place on Saturday March 14th. The draw is as follows:...

TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup - semi final draw 14/15

The draw for the Trans World Soccer SYFA Cup semi finals has been made. Ties are to played in dates TBC across March 2015. View the draw below: ...

TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup - Quarter Final Results Roundup 7/8 Feb

Under 13 Mill United BC 2-0 Gairdoch United Wolves ?-? Jerviston FC    Under 14 Blue Brazil 0-1 Tynecastle FC Bro...

Job opportunity: YFS TV Rebranding Intern

Youth Football Scotland seeks a YFS TV Rebranding Intern at 35 hours per week for 6 weeks. Salary is £7.85 per hour. This role is part of...

TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup - Quarter Final Results Roundup 31 Jan/1 Feb

Round 5   Under 14 Crosshouse BC 4-1 Kilsyth Athletic   Under 15 Monifieth Athletic 1-2 Banks ...

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  • Job opportunity: YFS TV Rebranding Intern

  • TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup - Quarter Final Results Roundup 31 Jan/1 Feb

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James Francis "Jim" Murphy (born 23 August 1967) is a British Labour Party politician and Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Renfrewshire since 1997. Until May 2010 he served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Scotland. Prior to this, he served as Minister of State for Europe, from 2007–09, before which he was the Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform, from 2006–07; he held a number of other junior positions in Her Majesty's Government. Jim now captains the House of Commons football team.
 
A keen football player throughout his youth days, Jim answers five questions on his youth career for YFS...
 


1. Which clubs did you play for in your youth career?
We grew up in Arden in the south side of Glasgow. My Dad and some of his pals coached Arden Villa. I played right back - I think I only got in the team because my dad was one of the coaches!
 
We then emmigrated to South Africa where, at the time, football apartheid was still in place. White kids were expected to play rugby or cricket and black kids were expected to play football. Most immigrants played football. There was a mini-world cup tournament involving all the immigrant communities.
 
I played Sunday football for Scotland - sometimes me, my two brothers and my dad played in the same Scotland team.
 
2. Who was the best player you played with and against during your youth career?
My brother!
 
3. Who were your role models as a young player?
Danny McGrain - the Scotland and Celtic Right Back. A real pro. I have got to know him over the years and he is a real decent man.
 
4. Who was your favourite coach at youth level?
I suppose I would have to say my dad. Nowadays I captain the House of Commons MP team and we have had great coaches including Kenny Dalglish, Geoff Hurst and Lawrie McMenemy.
 
5. If you had one piece of advice to today’s generation of youth football players, what would it be?
Play football to enjoy it.