Date of Birth: June 29, 1994
Previous Clubs: East Fife, Penicuik Athletic
Team Supported: Hibernian
Barr started his career in the youth set-up at East Fife, before breaking into the first team at Bayview as a teenager during the club’s disappointing 2013/14 season, which saw them relegated to League Two.
The following campaign, the midfielder played 25 times in all competitions but left the club at the end of that season as East Fife came up short in their bid to bounce back, finishing fourth and then knocked out of the play-offs by Stenhousemuir.
He joined Penicuik Athletic, where he remained for three-and-a-half seasons, before signing on for the ‘Gers shortly after his Penicuik boss Johnny Harvey was unveiled as Berwick’s new manager. Barr was a regular in the starting XI for the remainder of the 2018/19 season which, ultimately, ended in the club’s relegation to the Lowland League.
Barr remained for the club’s inaugural Lowland League campaign and was a shining light in an otherwise disappointing season, playing 34 times in all competitions and scoring four goals. His efforts saw him claim five end of season awards: Directors’ Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Supporters Trust Player of the Year, the St Andrews Supporters Award and the Steven Mitchell Memorial Award.
After taking time to consider his options at the end of the 2019/20 season, it was with great delight to everyone at the club when the midfielder signed on for 2020/21.
Lewis Barr’s kit for the 2020/21 season is sponsored by The Curfew Micropub.
Located on Bridge Street in the centre of town, The Curfew is the most northerly micropub in England. Selling four cask ales that change regularly, three traditional ciders and a selection of bottled craft beers from around the world, The Curfew is the watering hole of choice for many ‘Gers fans prior to heading up to Shielfield Park to cheer on the ‘Gers.
The Curfew has also built an esteemed reputation since opening in 2015, winning the CAMRA Northumberland Pub Of The Year award in both 2016 and 2018.