A young man of a strong sporting family on Deeside has been selected to play for Scotland for the inaugural under-18 Five Nations.
Liam Cook, the grandson of long-term Banchory resident and curling club president Ross Cook, and the son of former Banchory Stonehaven Athletics Club captain and men’s champion Graeme Cook, was one of the names just announced for the initial squad, slated to play England in March.
Liam was a member of the London Wasps Academy and attended the Scotland under-16 trial two years ago but was not selected at that time.
The Scottish Rugby Union facilitated a move to Edinburgh for him to continue his education and further develop his game.
And no doubt following in his cousin’s footsteps is Harry Gauthier, Ross Cook’s other grandson, who is currently in the minis section at Deeside Rugby Football Club.