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'Little miss Messi' wins SWPL young player of the year

16 year old Erin Cuthbert of Rangers' ladies has been announced as the winner of the Scottish Women's Premier League (SWPL) Young Player of...

Win! Your choice of four top pairs of boots

Youth Football Scotland is running a fantastic competition this Christmas, in association with Pro Direct Soccer. To enter, simply see the instruct...

Drumchapel host football festival in aid of SiMBA

  Sunday 23rd November 2014 saw Drumchapel United host their first charity tournament, to raise funds for the Simpson's M...

The Costa Daurada Easter Cup - experience the dream with Soccer Tours

Costa Daurada Easter Cup 2015 (2nd-5th April 2015)   Still looking for an Easter tournament for your team? Let Soccer Tours sort y...

TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup - R4 Results roundup & R5 draw

  The weekend of 15th/16th November 2014 saw Scottish Cup fever hit the country, with dozens of fourth round (last 32) ties played ac...

  • 'Little miss Messi' wins SWPL young player of the year

  • Win! Your choice of four top pairs of boots

  • Drumchapel host football festival in aid of SiMBA

  • The Costa Daurada Easter Cup - experience the dream with Soccer Tours

  • TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup - R4 Results roundup & R5 draw

.@DavidReid123 was on @Shmusports to preview the North region's chances in this weekend's @TWS_ScotCup_Lad fixtures @ youthfootballscotland.co.uk/north-region/i… 10 hours ago
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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.