Carniny Youth to welcome Premier League star to Ballymena

Carniny Amateur and Youth FC Chairman Lee Barry pictured withhis cousin Premiership star Gareth Barry on a recent trip to Goodison. Gareth has pledged to visit Carniny as a guest of honour later in the year
Carniny Amateur and Youth FC Chairman Lee Barry pictured withhis cousin Premiership star Gareth Barry on a recent trip to Goodison. Gareth has pledged to visit Carniny as a guest of honour later in the year

Carniny Youth FC’s youngsters are looking forward to spending an evening with Gareth Barry later in the year.

The Premiership Midfielder, currently playing for Everton is the cousin of Carniny Amateur and Youth FC Chairman, Lee Barry.

On a recent trip to Goodison park, Gareth, the former Man City and Aston Villa star has made a promise to be the guest of honour at one of Carniny’s end of season functions.

Gareth, a former England International with 53 caps is currently third in the all time Premiership Appearances table with almost 600 appearances, just behind Ryan Giggs and Frank Lampard. His visit to the club will be a great boost for all the young players at Carniny.

SMALL-SIDED GAMES CENTRE

The younger players at the club will be looking forward to returning to some playing action when the Ballymena IFA SSG’s centre kicks off again this weekend. The 2008s will play on Friday night at the Showgrounds whilst the 2007s will be back in action on the Saturday Morning slot also at the Showgrounds.

GIRLS ONLY TRAINING

With the continued growth within the club Carniny are responding to the interest in the female game following the recent woman’s world cup. Although still in the early stages Carniny intend starting with girls of Primary School age and hope to invite them to girls only training sessions with the intention in the long term of forming a female team. Until any appointments have been made to oversee this project any persons interested either as player or coach should contact the club in the following way, E mail – caayfc@outlook.com

Website – www.carninyyouthfc.co.uk