Brian Ayres: Kilbride Thistle Club Legend.

Football Clubs the length and breadth of the country have Individual characters who when called upon don’t hold back in terms of generating team spirit alongside carrying out the occasional player wind-up, writes Tom Scott.

Kilbride Thistle AFC have one such Gentleman in Kit Man Brian Ayres (pictured), and today Manager Sean Kenney admitted: “The work he does for me is unbelievable.”

“Better known as “Bazza” he has been with us for around five years and is top drawer. Huge for our Club.”

“Brian doesn’t change for anyone or hold back on anything – in a good way.”

“He lives just around the corner from me, and we are the first ones at the Club 3-4 hours ahead of everyone else setting up the dressing rooms. Attention to detail is important.”

“Standing 5 foot tall, everybody knows him believe me. He runs the dressing room!”

“These guys make a Club. People who are not involved in football just don’t appreciate how important they are.”

“Bazza is a Club Legend by far.”

Many thanks to Mr Sean Kenney for kindly providing the photograph of Kilbride Thistle AFC Kit Man Brian “Bazza” Ayres.

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