Goalkeepers

Jacques Heraghty **
Jacques Heraghty **Holyrood Secondary School
Jacques is one of three players to be part of the squad for a 2nd year.

He is also one of a number of players who is part of his club’s first team squad, as number 2 keeper at League 2 side Queen’s Park.

Jacques is bilingual, speaking French and hopes to move onto University after school.

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Dean Beveridge
Dean BeveridgeEdinburgh College
Dean is one of a number of players who is a first team squad member at his club, where he is number 2 keeper for League 2 Edinburgh City.

He is studying an HNC in football at college has aspirations of owning his own football coaching business in the future.

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Defenders

Ben Cameron ** - Captain
Ben Cameron ** - CaptainBearsden Academy
Ben is one of three players to be part of the squad for a second year.

He was on trial at a number of top EPL clubs in his younger years and has also played for the SFA Scotland U16 team.

Ben now plays his club football with Junior team Clydebank, where he plays with both the U19 and First team squads.

After school Ben hopes to become a PE teacher.

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Josh McConville **
Josh McConville **Harris Academy
Josh is one of three players to be part of the squad for a second year.

Versatile in defence and midfield he is enjoying his club football at League 1 East Fife where he plays with the U19s and has also had experience within the first team squad.

In the longer term Josh’s football ambition is to earn a full time contract.

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Mark Stott Plastering
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Millar Gamble
Millar GambleCulloden Academy
Versatile defender Millar is one of three north based players in this year’s squad.

Millar has had experience within the first team match day squad at his club Inverness Caley Thistle and he has ambitions of earning a professional contract.

Away from football Millar is considering pursuing a career in law and is a black belt in Taekwon-Do.

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Lewis Nicolson
Lewis NicolsonCulloden Academy
Defender Lewis is one of three northern based players in the squad.

Lewis’s first language as a child was Gaelic, although he claims he now speaks none of the ancient language.

His footballing ambition is to earn a pro contract, should this not work out Lewis hopes to join the police.

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Sligachan Hotel

Lucas Williamson
Lucas WilliamsonWallace High School
Versatile defender Lucas is comfortable at both centre back and left back.

He recently joined Championship Alloa Athletic, having previously played for Falkirk, Celtic and Dundee United.

His ambitions in football are to earn a full time contract, away from football he is keen to become an electrician. Lucas is right handed, but left footed.

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Kyle Sneddon
Kyle SneddonMadras College
Versatile defender Kyle is one of a number of the squad who is involved within the first team at his club, playing with League 2 Cowdenbeath.

Kyle was part of the SFA performance school at St John’s Dundee for four years and previously played for Dundee United and Fife Elite.

Away from football Kyle is a keen golfer.

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Binn Group Ltd

Midfielders

Liam Newton
Liam NewtonKirkcaldy High School
Midfielder Liam is one of three players from Fife where he was part of the side who won last year’s National Trophy.

Liam has had first team experience at his club, League 1 East Fife who he signed for in the summer.

He is a fan of Dundee United.

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Fife Aerial Services

Jack Sharples
Jack SharplesBraes High School
Jack plays his club football with Hutchieson Vale, a club who have produced a long list of famous players.

Comfortable at centre half, Jack prefers playing in the centre of the pitch.

His career aspirations are to play football the highest level he can, away from football he hopes to become a detective.

Aside from playing Jack is also a qualified referee and also a talented basketball player, having won the Scottish Shield with his school last year.

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Billy Owens
Billy OwensJohn Paul Academy
Billy is a versatile attacking player, comfortable in any forward position behind the main striker.

He plays with Championship side Partick Thistle where has had experience training with the first team squad.

Away from football Billy hopes to become a personal trainer and admits to being a fan of Beyonce.

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Ciaran Harkin
Ciaran HarkinSt. Peter The Apostle HS
Midfielder Ciaran plays his club football with Harmony Row, the same team Sir Alex Ferguson played with in his youth.

Like many players in the squad he has dropped deeper on the pitch as he has got older, having been a centre forward when younger.

After school he aspires to play football at the highest level and learn a trade.

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AMK Self Drive

Blair Sneddon
Blair SneddonGraeme High School
Blair is one of a number of the squad to be part of his clubs first team, playing for East of Scotland team Camelon Juniors.

A versatile player, Blair is most dangerous on the wing, but also comfortable at left back.

After school he hopes become a Quantity Surveyor or Civil Engineer.

Blair also claims to be a talented table tennis player & ten pin bowler.

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Jack Reid
Jack ReidWoodmill High School
Winger Jack possesses impressive pace and can provide a danger on both sides of the pitch.

As a player he has had considerable success in schools’ football, winning the Fife cup on two occasions.

Away from football Jack enjoys golf & skiing and has long term aspirations of studying sports science or physiology at University.

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Ryan Arnott
Ryan ArnottGrove Academy
Wide man Ryan’s quick pace and strong left foot makes him a threat against the opposition

Although predominantly a wide player, this a relatively new position for Ryan, who has previously played centre midfield and centre defence.

Ryan spent a number of years at Dundee FC, where he made his debut for the reserves at 15 and now seeks new opportunities

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Cleartech

Scott Neil
Scott NeilGrange Academy
Scott is a versatile attacking player, comfortable in any position behind the lead striker.

He has been part of one of the SFA’s performance schools for four years at Grange Academy and played at premiership side Kilmarnock for much of this period.

Scott is considering seeking out a football scholarship in the USA on the completion of his education in Scotland.

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Robert Neil

Forwards

James Graham
James GrahamDingwall Academy
Forward James is from Stornoway on the Island of Lewis and is the first ever schoolboy international from the Island.

James recently moved to the mainland to support his football development and now attends Dingwall Academy.

He has already has experience within the reserve squad at his club Ross County and hopes to sign a professional contract with the premiership club.

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Woody’s Express Parcels Ltd

Gospel Ocholi
Gospel OcholiJohn Paul Academy
Attacker Gospel is a talented player comfortable in any position in midfield and up front.

He was a relative late comer to football, having only played for a club for five years.

His ambition in football is to earn a full time professional contract, whilst away from football he is considering a career in law.

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