Jack Hendry Parents: Iain And Karen H Hendry

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While the player excels on the field, Jack Hendry’s parents, Iain and Karen Hendry, are known for their expertise in designing and building eco-friendly oak-framed houses in Scotland.

Jack Hendry, a talented Scottish soccer player, is a successful athlete. His mother, Karen H. Hendry, and father, Iain Hendry, played a crucial role in shaping his journey. 

In this article, we will take a closer look at Jack Hendry’s parents and their remarkable journey in the world of oak-frame self-building.

Jack Hendry Made His Scotland Debut In 2018 March
Jack Hendry Made His Scotland Debut In March 2018 (Source: Facebook)

Jack William Hendry is a Scottish professional soccer player. Currently, he plays as a centre-back for Al-Ettifaq in the Saudi League and the Scotland national team.

Hendry was born in Glasgow, Scotland on May 7, 1995. He commenced his soccer journey as a youth player with Celtic in 2004.

Likewise, his youth spell continued with Peterborough United and Dundee United before making his first-team debut for Partick Thistle in 2015.

Similarly, the centre-back ventured to many clubs in the UK until he joined Celtic. He won two Scottish Premierships and Scottish Cups, including one League Cup with the club.

Furthermore, Hendry also won some silverware with Club Brugge before signing with Al-Ettifaq in 2023. 

Jack Hendry Parents

Jack Hendry, with his soccer career, might be in the spotlight, but his parents, Iain and Karen Hendry, are equally remarkable individuals in their own right.

Together, they have built a family legacy grounded in craftsmanship, hard work, and a shared love for the sport.

Meet Mother Karen H Hendry

Karen H Hendry, Jack’s mother, is not just a supportive wife but also a skilled oak frame self-builder.

She has taken her love for oak frame home construction to a personal level by engaging in self-building projects.

Jack's Mother Karen With His Sister Melissa
Jack’s Mother, Karen, With His Sister Melissa (Source: Facebook)

Her journey into self-building has been both challenging and rewarding, reflecting the strong bond the Hendrys share.

One of Karen’s most notable projects was Gadgirth House, a stunning eco-house completed with natural oak. It made several headlines in the press.

An avid dog lover, Karen can also be seen raising funds for senior dog sanctuaries to provide a loving home and comfort to senior dogs.

Meet Father Iain Hendry

Jack’s Father, Iain Hendry, is a name synonymous with the “Oakwrights” company, a renowned player in the oak frame home construction industry.

Based in Scotland, Iain has served as the project manager for Oakwrights, overseeing the construction of stunning oak-frame homes.

Jack Pictured With His Father Iain
Jack Pictured With His Father Iain (Source: Facebook)

His role at the company is vital, as he runs the project from start to finish, ensuring that each client’s dream home becomes a reality.

Together with his team, Iain has built some stunning oak-frame homes. Evidently, a home his team constructed in Fife won two prestigious awards for its innovative design and finish.

Apart from his passion for oak frame homes, Iain is also passionate about Golf and spends his leisure time playing the sport.

In light of Jack’s Instagram feed, the father-son duo also visit golf clubs to take a swing together.

Jack Hendry Siblings

The Scotland international grew up with his two older sisters in Glasgow. Melissa Hendry, the eldest of the three, was born in 1990, while Zara Hendry followed two years later.

Melissa graduated from James Watt College in 2009 with a specialisation in HND ( Higher National Diploma) BEAUTY THERAPY.

Jack's Sisters Melissa (Center) And Zara (Left)
Jack’s Sisters Melissa (Center) And Zara (Left) (Source: Facebook)

Professionally, Melissa is a Semi-Permanent Makeup Artist who launched her own brand “Miss Flawless”.

Moreover, she is the owner of NO.53 Hair and Beauty, a hair and beauty salon based in Prestwick town, Ayrshire.

Zara, on the other hand, is very private about her affairs. No public information is available regarding Hendry’s middle child.

Nonetheless, both sisters are very supportive of Jack’s soccer career and proud of what he has achieved so far.

Once in a while, they can be seen rooting for their brother in the stands of soccer stadiums.

Swochandra Shrestha
Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha is a passionate writer with a keen eye for uncovering the human stories behind the world of sports. His articles offer readers a refreshing perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling that resonates on a personal level.


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