Fifteen year old Sebastian Ross from Inverurie is following in his father’s footballing footsteps but is hoping to take it one step further.
Sebastian is son of Cameron Ross of JG Ross Bakers, and has secured himself a place in the Scotland U15 youth team and travelled with the squad to Ireland last week. Sebastian, now in his fifth season playing for Aberdeen FC youth teams, will be playing for his country just like his dad did when he was 16.
And in his spare time, when Sebastian isn’t playing football, he can be found helping in the bakery in both production and the packing area to ensure customers’ needs are met.
Sebastian who plays centre midfield had games on Friday and Sunday in Ireland, with the Scotland side returning undefeated.
Scotland won 3-1 on Friday night with Sebastian coming on as a substitute with 20 minutes to go. Sebastian started the match on Sunday and played for around 55 minutes, the match ending in a draw. His Dad Cameron and brother Ethan (who also plays for Aberdeen FC youths) travelled across to support Sebastian, and Scotland, and said it was a very momentous occasion and they highly enjoyed themselves. Cameron said that it brought back a lot of memories for him from his days playing.
Proud Dad Cameron said when he learned of Sebastian being called to play for his country, “We are really pleased he has this opportunity, whilst talented he also works fantastically hard and it’s a great accolade to be chosen to play for your country.”
Cameron and his wife Julie, also a Scottish international (in squash) have three boys and a girl, the three boys all play football, Tristan (17) his eldest plays for Colony Park U19s, Sebastian (15) and Ethan(13) both play for Aberdeen Youth and his youngest Stephanie (9) although not keen on football, is a enthusiastic tennis player and Karate purple / white belt.