Bingley visit: John Hendrie
Former Leeds United and Bradford City winger John Hendrie
is a man with many stories to tell.
The 50-year-old veteran of more than 500 professional appearances is the speaker at a Bingley Juniors event in October and has experienced extreme highs and lows of football at all levels of the game.
Hendrie enjoyed title success with both West Riding rivals but was also on the field on the day of the Bradford fire disaster
At the highest level of the national game, Hendrie helped both Middlesbrough
and Barnsley into the Premier League, while closer to home, his three sons are all making their way through the junior ranks.
A bit of all white; Hendrie in his Leeds days.
Hendrie started his career at Coventry City and had loan spell with Hereford United before making his name with four Yorkshire clubs plus a season at Newcastle United.
Despite playing most of his career on the wing, he rattled in 118 goals in 518 League appearances and went on to manage Barnsley for a season
During his four-year spell with the Bantams, the 5’7 player missed only one match and his 173 consecutive appearances is beaten only by Keighley’s Geoff Smith.
One record that will never be taken away from Hendrie is the fact he scored the last competitive goal at Ayresome Park, before Middlesbrough’s move to the Riverside Stadium.
Although Scots born, Hendrie may now have divided loyalties.
His son Luke, a former Manchester United junior now at Derby County, played for England u17s, while another, former Bradford City junior Jordan now at Bolton Wanderers, represented Scotland u16s.
A third son, Joe plays for West Yorkshire League Division One promotion chasers Ilkley Town after spells with Otley Town and Guiseley.
An Evening With John Hendrie is being held at The Octagon, Riddlesden, on Friday, October 17, 7pm.
All proceeds are for Bingley Juniors Football Club.
Tickets are £20 and include a pie and pea supper.
To book, contact Michelle Chapman, 07830 402589.