Young stars to watch out for in 21/22: Cameron Barry (Bangor 1876)

PICTURE by Dafydd Hughes shows Barry (in blue) in action for 1876.

THIS IS a young man who showed talent way beyond his youthful years when Bangor 1876 marched to the Gwynedd League title back in 2019/20.

Back then, when 1876 were crowned champions at the end of a season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, Barry was just 16 years old.

And yet, the midfielder proved to be a fantastic squad player for the club and stood out despite playing alongside several former top-flight players who had far more experience.

Barry in 1876 colours.

Playing in his first season in men’s football, Barry scored an impressive 10 goals and really looked the part in the middle of the park.

And despite a year-and-a-half of no competitive football, since this season began in July, Barry has picked up where he left off in that 19/20 campaign for the club who now play in the North Wales Coast West Premier.

The now 18-year-old has scored 6 goals in 9 matches in all competitions to date – including a hat-trick in a 9-1 win over Gaerwen.

He’s a player with a very bright future ahead of him in the game in my opinion and should enjoy another great season both individually and as part of the team at 1876 this season.

Did you know? Cameron’s dad Nigel is a former Bangor City player and now a coach at Bangor 1876. Speaking to the club’s media team previously about his dad, he said: “He always tells me the truth about how I’ve played and sometimes as much as you don’t want to hear it, it’s the best thing to hear because it only makes you want to prove him wrong in the next training session or game.

A top young player with a seemingly great attitude and mentality also!

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