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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...

CLUB SPOTLIGHT : The Futures Bright, The Futures Orange at Syngenta Juveniles

  After a successful season 2016/17 where the club were successful on a number of playing fronts with two ...

  • 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

  • CLUB SPOTLIGHT : The Futures Bright, The Futures Orange at Syngenta Juveniles

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Bio: 
 
Local Dundee boy Garry was noticed at a young age while attending Jim McLean's Coaching School and playing for Dundee Schoolboys, and came up through the ranks at United, playing regularly at Under-17, Youth, Under-19 and Under-21 levels. He also gained International recognition, appearing for Scotland Under-19's and Under-20's, and found himself on United's first team substitute bench, although not used, by May 2004.
 
A loan period at Cowdenbeath loomed for Kenneth, gaining valuable first team experience. Since returning the central defender has never looked back, establishing himself as a key player for United and winning full international honours with Scotland.
 
Gary now answers five questions on his youth career for YFS...
 


1. Which clubs did you play for in your youth career?
I played for Dundee United Social Club, Lincraig, St Josephs and returned for a second spell at Dundee United Social Club. 

2. Who were the best players you played with and against in your youth career?
During my youth career I played against Benzema for Scotland u19's and played with Robert Snodgrass.

3. Who were your role models as a young player?
My idols growing up, being a Dundee United fan, were Paul Hegarty and Jason De Vos.

4. Who was your favourite coach at youth level? 
My favourite coach was my dundee united social club manager Shug MacLaughlan. 
 
5. If you had one piece of advice to give to today's generation of youth football players, what would it be? 
Practice, practice, practice with every spare minute you should be practicing. As a young player you can never be too good!