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From Rosyth to Texas: Cameron Shaw to live out his dream

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Former Queen Anne High School Pupil, Cameron Shaw, is going to live out his dream as he prepares for a Soccer Scholarship at Northeast Texas Community College.
 
The versatile right sided midfielder’s talents shone through as he impressed at the Future Pro USA tryouts. Cameron will leave his home in Dunfermline for Texas at the start of August where he will join his new teammates for preseason preparations.
 
Cameron spent ten years playing with Cairneyhill Athletic before moving onto Rosyth Juniors. However, his fondest memories of playing comes from school football.
 
"When I was in primary seven at Carnock Primary School we won the Cascarino Cup. This is something that has always stuck with me and something I'm very proud of because we are the only team from my school have ever won it," he said. "When we came back to the school with the cup, everyone welcomed us and they had made confetti like we were on a victory parade. It was such a thrill at that age."
 
During his scholarship Cameron is also going to be studying in physiology, which he is delighted will also keep him involved in sport.
 
Cameron is thrilled with the opportunity and can’t wait to get started on his new adventure: “I’ve just always wanted to play football. We went on a family holiday to America a couple of years back and I decided that I would really like to move out here one day. It’s just amazing how the two have linked up and now I’ve got this fantastic chance.
 
“I just can’t wait to get started now. There is obviously going to be some challenges, like adapting to the heat in Texas. However, I’m going to work hard and really make a go if it when I get out there. I’m just really looking forward to start playing," he said.
 
The Eagles, Cameron’s new team, play in the NJCAA Region 14 League which covers the state of Texas. The league is highly competitive and Cameron is looking forward to playing at such a high standard.
 
The Eagles are led by Steven Harrison, who also acts as Athletic Director for the college. Cameron has been very impressed with his new coach.
 
Cameron said: “Steven is one of the best coaches in the country. He has won titles and awards before so he really knows his stuff. He was the one who really sold it to me and I was happy that he thinks I can play at this level”.
 
The regular season begins for The Eagles on August 22. They will face off against Eastern Oklahoma State College at their home venue at Mount Pleasant, Texas.
 
If you are interested in a Scholarship in the USA, sign up for the Assessment Day by Clicking Here.
 

Dave Marshall | YFS West Region Journalist
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