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Scotland picks teams for Coalfields home nations after thrilling tournament

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s knock-out competition for the Coalfields Community Cup, and the right to represent Scotland in the C...

YFS launches summer recruitment evenings

YFS is delighted announce we'll be running our summer recruitment evenings across Scotland in July and August. The exact locations and...

Pre-order your FSSDA Festival photos now

The YFS cameras will be at the Fife Soccer Sevens Development Association Festival this weekend, taking individual photos from all teams.  The...

Get your club in shape off the field this summer with our club management software

Youth Football Scotland is pleased to introduce a web application that will assist them to improve their off field operations. Click here...

YFS launches new 'Grassroots' magazine

To read the first edition of Grassroots magazine, click here. Youth Football Scotland and Grassroots Media are delighted to launch our brand ne...

  • Scotland picks teams for Coalfields home nations after thrilling tournament

  • YFS launches summer recruitment evenings

  • Pre-order your FSSDA Festival photos now

  • Get your club in shape off the field this summer with our club management software

  • YFS launches new 'Grassroots' magazine

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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!