Wyke’s Cameron a runaway leader in try-scoring stakes

Cameron Scott
Cameron Scott

By Charlotte Henbest

Wyke ARLFC’s 15-year-old stand-off Cameron Scott just can’t stop scoring and is on target to become the Yorkshire Junior League Division Four top try scorer, and by some margin.

The Under 15s have played 14 games so far this season including friendlies and the Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College student has crossed the whitewash no less than 39 times and there are still six games to go.

His nearest rival has touched down eight times.

Cameron has been playing since he was eight-years-old, first with Wyke, followed by a stint at Queensbury and then back to Wyke and puts some of his try scoring feats down to good support from the other half-back Connor Fawcett.

“I just play what’s in front of me to be honest.

“I have a great team around me and coach, and a lot of what I do comes down to them,” he said.

The team as a whole are going well and currently sit fourth in the league, with Greetland, Keighley and Eastmoor proving stiff competition for the top spot.

“We have hit a rich vein of form at the moment so you never know.

“The teams above us are doing well though, but we just have to focus on what we are doing each week and hopefully some results may go in our favour.”

Coached by his Dad, Glen Cameron, he also goes once a month on a Saturday morning to the Bradford Bulls Scholarship and says that going to train at the home of his beloved Bulls is a dream come true.

“I am a massive Bulls fan and was so pleased to get on the scholarship,” he said,

“The training, which is led by Leigh Beattie, includes weight training and skills and is very different to what I do on a Tuesday and Thursday with Wyke.

“It has really helped me a lot.

“ When I am not at the Bulls on a Saturday its back to Wyke, so rugby league keeps me busy all the time.

“It’s what I want to do in the long term future.

“Plan A is to turn professional and the all time goal is to play down in Australia and plan B is to turn professional and play at a high club level and study sports science or physiotherapy.”

The way he is going, Cameron is going to be turning heads in both the Northern and Southern hemisphere.