City success for football mad Anna

Anna MacFarlane-Barrow one the Under 14 League Cup with the Glasgow City Oranges side.

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A Dalmally teenager is making her mark on the national youth football scene after joining the Glasgow City FC Academy in May.

Anna in action.

Anna MacFarlane-Barrow has been kicking a ball for as long as she could walk and as one of seven children – including four football mad brothers – she’s never short of opportunities to play the beautiful game. With a full-size goal in the back garden, she is often to be found curling them in from all angles.

Anna enjoyed four fantastic years with Lochnell Football Club 08’s where she benefitted from excellent coaching. She was one of only two girls in a squad of 25 and became a stalwart of the first team – establishing herself as a versatile player and regularly playing on the wing where she used her pace to great effect.

Currently in second year at Oban High School, Anna joined the highly respected Glasgow City Football Club Youth Academy in May. She enjoyed a dream start by scoring in her debut with Glasgow City Under 14’s Oranges and within weeks went on to win the Under 14 League Cup. She has quickly established herself within the squad becoming a regular on the team sheet.

Anna is the sixth child of seven. Big brother Toby has coached her for years, helping her to become the player she is today. Anna loves the outdoors and is often found up a hill.

Her dad is Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder and chief executive officer of Mary’s Meals. Magnus had a successful playing career with Glenorchy Shinty club, including playing for Scotland.

Photograph: Anna MacFarlane-Barrow won the Under 14 League Cup with the Glasgow City Oranges side. NO_T27_AnnaMacFarlane-Barrow_GlasgowCityFC 01

Photo 2: Anna in action. NO_T27_AnnaMacFarlane-Barrow_GlasgowCityFC 03