- Western Isles’ Eachainn Miller selected to attend Scotland School boy trials
- Eachainn undeterred by long journeys to matches
- Eachainn believes standard within the current squad is very high.
From one of the Western Isles of Scotland, came Eachainn Miller. Isle of Harris and the town of Carloway served young Eachainn well in his development. The young footballer was chosen to attend trials for Scotland School Boys, a huge opportunity for such a young player.
“I was delighted to be selected for Scotland School Boys trials” said Eachainn. “Coming from an island in the north of Scotland, opportunities like that don't come round all the time. I was extremely happy to be at the trial.
“I was approached by one of the scouts while playing for the North of Scotland against another regional select.”
And with that, a period of long travels followed, since the matches were played on the mainland. “There is a lot of travelling to attend matches, but I got used to it and didn’t find it too bad.
“Also, they mean that the build up for a game is much longer.”
However, the young Eachainn Miller wasn’t the only one who had to endure mainland travel routs for matches. His family often accompanied him and were there for support. Along with the long build up to matches, this gave Eachainn a boost before each match. “Having them there pushed me to play well,” he said.
Overall, the experience was one of a kind. “I enjoyed the trials” he said. “The standard was very high and it was very pleasing to be playing at that level.”