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Calum Ferguson Calum MacFhearghais

Calum Ferguson

I was born and brought up in Inverness. I started my education through the medium of Gaelic in Inverness Gaelic Primary School and I continued my Gaelic education in the Royal Academy in Inverness. I sat three of my eight Standard Grades through the medium of Gaelic – History, Modern Studies and Gaelic. After this, I kept my immersion in the language going by sitting Higher Gaelic.

I left school at the end of my fifth year to become a professional footballer with Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Football has always been a big part of my life and it has given me some amazing opportunities. I played professional football with Inverness for four years and in this time I got to play my debut for the first team and also played for the Canadian national team.

I also have experience as a community councillor from which I have learnt many important skills.

During my time at MG ALBA I want to use sport and the media to encourage people to take an interest in Gaelic and to help BBC ALBA reach out to young people.

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Rugadh agus thogadh mi ann an Inbhir Nis. Thòisich mi m’ fhoghlam sa Ghàidhlig aig Bun Sgoil a’ Mheadhain ann an Inbhir Nis agus chùm mi an leasachadh agam sa Ghàidhlig suas aig Acadamaidh Rìoghail Inbhir Nis. Shuidh mi trì de na ochd Ìrean Coitcheann agam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig - Eachdraidh, Nuadh Eòlas agus Gàidhlig. An dèidh seo chùm mi mo chuid Ghàidhlig a’ dol le bhith a’ suidhe Gàidhlig aig Àrd Ìre.

Dh’fhàg mi an sgoil aig deireadh na còigeimh bliadhna gus ball-coise a chluich gu proifeiseanta airson Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Tha ball-coise air a bhith na phàirt mhòr de mo bheatha agus tha e air tòrr chothroman mìorbhaileach a thoirt dhomh. Chluich mi ball-coise proifeiseanta le Inbhir Nis airson ceithir bliadhna agus anns an ùine seo fhuair mi mo chiad chluich airson a’ chiad sgioba agus chluich mi cuideachd airson an sgioba nàiseanta aig Canada.

Tha mi air a bhith an sàs mar chomhairliche coimhearsnachd agus dh’ionnsaich mi tòrr sgilean cudromach an seo.

San ùine agam aig MG ALBA tha mi ag iarraidh mo chuid eòlas de spòrs agus na meadhanan a chleachdadh gus an cànan a bhrosnachadh agus BBC ALBA a chuideachadh ann a bhith nas tarraingeach do dhaoine òga.

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