12 Lewis Barr

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.

In the 2020/21 season, Barr struggled with injury and featured just twice off the bench. Nevertheless, in February 2021 the midfielder was handed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until summer 2023. Barr was ruled out for the long-term with a serious injury, but returned in early 2022 and was a regular up until the end of the campaign.

Player Sponsor

Lewis’ kit is sponsored by father and son duo, David and Adam Proudfoot, who continued their tradition of sponsoring a ‘Gers player by switching to Lewy after the departure of Calum Smith.

Adam often enjoys a train trip down from Edinburgh to watch the Wee ‘Gers, and follows in his dad’s footsteps when visiting Shielfield Park. David and Adam both hold out hopes that the youngster might one day pull on the Black & Gold jersey for the first-team – going one step further than his dad who represented the ‘Gers youth team over twenty years ago.

The pair also sponsor forward Liam Buchanan.