Four players from the South East Region have been named in the National CP (Cerebral Palsy/Stroke/Acquired Brain Injury) Scotland team for there up and coming Friendly games due to take place at National Sports Centre in Inverclyde on the 20th and 21st of March.
The players in the squad from the South East are;
Riley McKenna- (Edinburgh)
Graeme Paterson - (Berwickshire)
Scott Troup - (Edinburgh)
Mark Robertson - (Dalkeith)
Riley McKenna the youngest of the four players is also part of the South East Regional squad and he has develop very quickly as a player through the regional squad and has gone on to represent Scotland at the World Cup in Holland late last Year.
Graeme Paterson although still very young is the most experienced of the four to be named in the squad, having been apart of the Scotland squad since 2006. Graeme has gone on to play for Scotland in seven major championships with the highlight of when Scotland finished sixth best at the World Championships in Brazil 2007; Graeme was also part of the Great Britain Paralympics team in Beijing 2008.
Along with Graeme, Mark Robertson was also a member of the Great Britain Paralympics team in 2008 and has also represented Scotland at four major championships. Mark was named Young Player of the tournament at the 2007 World Championships in Brazil and is one of the most talented young footballers in the world today.
Scott Troup is a great asset to the team with his knowledge and understanding of the game and this has shown through as he has Captained Scotland on a number of occasions including major championships. Scott has represented Scotland at the highest level in five major Championships.
All four players have worked very hard to get to where they are today and this has been seen by Stuart Sharp National Head Coach of the CP (Cerebral Palsy/Stroke/Acquired Brain Injury) Scotland team. The squad that has been announced is a provisional squad for the up and coming CPISRA European Championships to be held at Toryglen in Glasgow later this year. Everyone at the South East wishes all four players and the team the best of luck for the weekend and the European Championships later this year.
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