WE are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Tommy Ross, who died yesterday following a recent battle with dementia.
A native of Inver, Tommy debuted for Ross County Football Club at the age of just fifteen in 1961 and established himself as a prolific goalscorer, netting 44 goals during the 1964-65 season - still just a teenager. It was while he was at Victoria Park that he set a Guinness World Record for the fastest time to score a hat-trick during a professional game in 1964 against Nairn County FC, netting three times in just ninety seconds.
His travels throughout his career saw him play professionally for several English league clubs, including Peterborough United, Wigan Athletic, York City FC and Rossendale United. In the mid 1990s, he returned to the local area to become the manager of Tain St Duthus FC in the North Caley League. Last year, his sons Stuart and Andrew followed in his footsteps by taking the reigns of the Saints, spearheading the revival of the Club.
Everyone at St Duthus Football Club wishes to extend their deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to Tommy's family and close friends at this difficult time.
Donations to Alzheimer Scotland Inverness are welcomed by anyone who may wish make a contribution.