James takes his first steps to professional dream

James Lang, Stewart Regan and Amsoccer's Austin MacPhee

James Lang, Stewart Regan and Amsoccer's Austin MacPhee

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AMsoccer club youngster James Lang was given a taste of national service recently when he was picked to represent his country.

The teen was selected for a Scottish Schools team which played against Herriot Watt University’s first eleven as the national side prepares for its annual game against England in the spring.

James, who played the full 90 minutes in the game against Heriot Watt, was called up for Scotland after impressing for AMsoccer’s under 19 side where he revels in a central midfield role.

The youngster has been part of AMsoccer’s programme since it was developed eight years ago and has had spells with Raith Rovers and Dundee United.

He said: “I have been part of some enjoyable and very beneficial training camps during my seven years with AMsoccer Club and this latest football experience feels like another important part of my learning curve.

“I am very excited about being part of the Scotland schoolboys squad.”

Given his recent performances for both AMsoccer and in his nation’s challenge match, James looks odds on the be picked for Scotland spring schoolboy internationals.

James is hoping to combine football and academic excellence by winning a soccer scholarship to one of USA’s top universities.

AMsoccer provides a free service to all talented players whereby they assist them in finding soccer scholarships in the USA if they show the required standards on the pitch and in the classroom.

“James has a great chance of winning a top soccer scholarship in USA as his talent and dedication as a player is replicated in the classroom which is key for being a suitable candidate for this opportunity,” said AMsoccer’s Austin MacPhee.

Anybody wishing to get involved with AMsoccer is invited to a camp at Duffus Park on February 11, 12 and 13.

The camp will be aimed at the technical development of players and for more details call 01334 657790.