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Ross is set to have the Final say
BUDDING commentator Ross Adams will
enjoy a dream birthday treat at the Scottish
Cup Final next week.
But the Stranraer Academy pupil will
not be attending Hampden Park as a
spectator he will be in the gantry with the BBC Scotland
team commentating on
the climax to the Scottish football season.
Ross, who turns 16 next Friday, won a national competition
run by the
conjunction with the Daily Record to find the next
Rob McLean. And his prize will be a seat in the commentary
box for next Saturday's Rangers v
Dundee final beside his all-time hero the aforementioned
Ross' voice will be heard on an edited highlights
package to be broadcast later
"I was just
delighted to have won," said Ross on Friday after discovering
come first out of the five national finalists.
football on the telly, but now I really fancy trying to make
a career out of
Ross was chosen as one of five regional finalists in
March after he had replied
to the BBC Scotland competition explaining why he wanted
to be a commentator.
He travelled to Dumfries and he gave a commentary on a recording
Dunfermline v Hibs quarter final match.
The Celtic-daft youngster
came out on top after impressing BBC judges with his
in-depth analysis of both sides.
From there it was on to
the national final where Ross was forced to hide his
allegiances and report on a recording of the Rangers v Motherwell
last month. Sportscene editor Tom Connor chose him
as the winner.
"I put a lot
of hard work and research into it before I went up to the
in Glasgow so, thankfully, it has all paid off in the end,"
"I can not
wait until the final, although I will probably be a wee
Ross' parents Margaret and Bill will
travel to Hampden with their son on
Saturday and have received VIP tickets for the big match.
BBC spokesman said:
stood out because he was very natural, but
" He had obviously done his homework as he knew the style
of the commentator and
had knowledge of the teams".
Ross, of Jubilee Crescent,
Stranraer, met Rob McLean and co-presenter Sandy
Clark in the BBC studios at Queen Margaret Drive on Saturday.