Stirling Albion U20 captain Sam Davidson has put pen to paper on a soccer scholarship with Rocky Mountain College and will jet out to Billings in Montana next week to link up with his new team-mates.
Sam, of Cambusbarron, had a number of top U.S University programmes keen on his signature but it was Rocky’s Scottish connections that convinced him to commit his future to the Battling Bears.
Head Coach Richard Duffy, himself a Scotsman, was a big attraction for Sam and he made sure he was well briefed on what this opportunity can bring to his career ambitions when he becomes a full-time student athlete in the United States.
Rocky Mountain College has one of America’s top soccer programmes and recently reached the NAIA National Championship – Sweet Sixteen in Miami, Florida. The team competes in the Cascade Collegiate Athletic Conference and regularly makes ‘away match’ trips to play in some fantastic regions of America such as Washington and California.
Sam, who intends to continue his studies in International Business and Accountancy, will certainly have a fantastic opportunity to travel and see many parts of the United States that aren’t on the normal tourist routes.
Sporting Futures USA’s David Binnie commented: “Sam is a terrific talent and I have no doubt that he will thrive in the academic and sporting environment that the United States can offer him.
“He has come from a terrific background at Stirling Albion FC and I would love to see him develop his game and one day return to establish himself in the Stirling first team.”
Everyone at SAFC wishes Sam all the very best for his Stateside adventure!