Profiling Borders ASP athletes – Week 3: Gregor Amos

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Age: 16

Home Town: Galashiels

Sport: Football

Position/Discipline: Goalkeeper

Club/Team: Falkirk FC

Coach(es): Steve Fulton, Guillaume Beuzelin

Best moment in sport so far: Playing against Manchester United for Ipswich Town at Portman Road in front of 5,000 people

Aims for the next 12 months: Get a full-time contract with Falkirk under-19s

How does the ASP help you most: The strength and conditioning has helped me the most. It helps me to get fitter and stronger so that I can compete at a higher level

Who in sport most inspires you: Iker Casillas (Spain) – He is a similar size and shape to me. It shows that you don’t have to be huge to be a great goalkeeper

Fav sporting moment of all time: Watching Barcelona beat Real Madrid 5-0 at the Nou Camp. It was a footballing masterclass

Best thing about your sport: Training full time with the first team at state-of-the-art facilities at the Scottish Institute of Sport at Stirling University

… but dislike: Nothing

If not in this sport, would like to compete in: Rugby

Usual pre-competition meal: Chicken, bacon and tomato pasta

Food dislikes: Broccoli

Best motivational song or track: Lose Yourself – Eminem

……but turn off/leave the room to: Jazz/blues

Competition superstition or odd routine: Always put left glove on first

When not competing or training I like to: Relax with family and friends