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Keith Gillespie keen to inspire Bangor kids in ambassadorial role



Exciting role: Keith Gillespie

Exciting role: Keith Gillespie

Exciting role: Keith Gillespie

Former Northern Ireland winger Keith Gillespie says he hopes to inspire young players to play for Bangor after agreeing to become the club's ambassador.

The former Manchester United and Newcastle ace will work with all players, from the youth set-up to the senior team, and support the visibility and growth of his hometown club.

He will also mentor and inspire young players at Bangor and play an active part in developing the club's coaching methodology.

Gillespie said: "I am honoured to have been appointed as an ambassador for Bangor FC. There are a myriad of important things that fall under the umbrella of a football ambassador, but nothing as important as helping local youngsters.

"Having grown up in Bangor and gone on to reach the top of my profession, it's important for me to help create opportunities for others in the local community. I'm determined to inspire local young players to play for the Seasiders, and showcase their talent.

"I am looking forward to representing my hometown club and sharing my Premier League and international football experience with all our players and fans."

Bangor chairman Nicky Davidson said: "I'm pleased that Keith has taken on the ambassador role at Bangor FC and is giving back to grassroots football at his hometown club.

"Keith is truly an outstanding addition to Bangor FC. His passion, experience and commitment will help develop and inspire young players."

Belfast Telegraph