Youth Club Player Spotlight: Giles Barnes

Get to know Dynamo forward Giles Barnes and his training routine

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Aside from seeing them on the field or on TV, we don’t always know everything about our players. We placed our starting forward, Giles Barnes under the spotlight to learn a little bit more about him!

Q: What time do you get up in the morning?
A: 7:45am

Q: What do you eat for breakfast?
A: Weetabix, Almond Milk and a Banana

Q: Before you go to training, is there anything else you usually do?
A: I call my family.

Q: On the way to training, do you listen to the radio or your own music?
A: My own music, mainly old school R&B.

Q: Are you usually the first to training – or the last?
A: First!

Q: What do you keep in your locker?
A: My asthma inhaler and personal belongings.

Q: Do you have any special warm-up routine before training?
A: I do a pre-workout in the gym consisting of core exercises, pull-ups and push-ups.

Q: What part of training do you enjoy the most?
A: 9v9 and small sided games.

Q: Which teammate is the best trainer?
A: Corey Ashe.

Q: Who is the funniest player in the locker room?
A: Tony Cascio.

Q: Do you always head straight home after training?
A: I occasionally go to the Galleria.

Q: How do you spend your evenings at home?
A: Depending on the heat! If it is hot I will watch a film with the A/C on high!

Q: What time do you go to bed?
A: 11:00pm

For general inquiries on all Dynamo Youth Programs, please email youthprograms@houstondynamo.com or call (713) 433-3967. Registration is now open for the brand-new Houston Dynamo Youth Club. The Youth Club is available to all fans aged 0 to 17 years. There are three categories of membership: Infant, Kids and Teens. As a club member, you will receive a welcome pack stuffed full of gifts and access to members only benefits. Furthermore, you can enter our exclusive competitions to win ‘money can’t buy’ prizes – such as the chance to walk Dynamo players onto the field for starting lineups and anthems pregame. Click here for further information on the Houston Dynamo Youth Club and full benefits.