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Hampden Weir 2008’s hope to have ‘great memories in years to come’ from the International Blackpool Trophy this EasterWritten by Kieran Morrison
In this edition of #WhatsYourStory we look ahead to Hampden Weir 2008’s trip to the Blackpool International Trophy this Easter with Trans World Soccer.
Youth Football Scotland caught up with coach Scott Brisbane ahead the of boys trip down south in Easter, and got a preview of what the team are most looking forward to.
Scott said ‘from the coaches point of view...we look forward to the boys spending time together, bonding and most of all having fun’. The team is run and coached by volunteers, after Hampden Boys Club merged with Weirs Recreation - creating Hampden Weirs RAFC.
Coach Scott expressed his delight as he believes this merger ‘created an exciting pathway for children to move from youth football from Hampden Weir RAFC right through to Amatuer level with Weirs RAFC.’
Another aspect to tournament football that Scott said they are looking forward to in Blackpool is ‘the experience the boys will get playing against teams from Scotland, Wales, England, Ireland and Europe’.
With such variety at the tournament, Scott hopes that ‘the boys will have great memories in years to come from this’.
This is the first of a few tournaments that Hampden Weir 2008’s plan on attending this year, and they will be hoping to get off to a winning start.
What tournament are you attending?
This year we will be attending the Blackpool International Trophy held at Fleetwood towns training facility at Easter, later on we will no doubt be involved in some of the tournaments we took part in last year, this included the Glasgow City Cup, the Finnart Festival, the Barrhead Tournament and hopefully a few more.
What are you most looking forward to?
From the coaches point of view the thing we look forward to the most is the boys spending time together, bonding and most of all having fun, we also look forward to the experience the boys will get playing against teams from Scotland, Wales, England, Ireland and Europe, hopefully the boys will have great memories in years to come from time together like this.
What is something people may not know about Hampden Weir?
I don’t think there is much people won’t know about Hampden, were a typical local team coached and run by volunteers, 2 years ago Hampden Boys Club joined up with Weirs Recreation which became Hampden Weirs RAFC, this created an exciting pathway for children to move from youth football as Hampden Weir RAFC right through to Amateur level with Weirs RAFC.
In this edition of #WhatsYourStory we look forward to Hillwood Thistle’s trip to The Blackpool International Trophy with Trans World Soccer.
Youth Football Scotland caught up with Brian, who coaches the 2003’s and he was happy to tell us a little more about the team.
The Blackpool International Trophy is important to Hillwood Thistle for a reason unlike most others, it is the first tournament for the team.
It will be a special trip for the 2003s, who Brian told us ‘were formed out of a group of kids who weren’t getting games at their own club’, so will be looking to leave their mark and get Hillwood Thistle off to a winning start in the tournament.
The team understand that it won’t be easy, but Brian says the boys are ‘looking forward to testing themselves against quality opposition as they are a new team’.
Hillwood Thistle 2003’s will be joining a number of Scottish teams at The Blackpool International Trophy, along with a host of foreign teams, but with it being their first ever tournament together, they ought to have an extra spring in their step.
28 King's Dr, Glasgow G40 1HB
6.00pm – 7.00pm – Ball Mastery & Celtic Turns
7.05pm – 8.00pm – Celtic Games
Cost: £4 per session (6-8pm). Please pay on the night and have correct change if possible.
If players could bring the following:
Active Clothing of their choice
Football boots/trainers that are suitable for the astro
His former club sent Renwick their best wishes on their Facebook page, saying, "All at NMBC absolutely delighted for you wee man and we will continue to support you always.
"You deserve this so much, an absolute talent who has what it takes to go all way.
"The best we’ve seen across the grid and it’s been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to watching you on our TV screens soon."
Ryan has appeared on YFS channels before and you can view our interview with him after North Motherwell's victory over Drumsagard in the Scottish Cup fourth round back in November below.
Congratulations to Ryan and we are eager to see your progress at Kilmarnock.