Cameron Burgess is a defender, currently in the Under-18 squad who can play as either a centre back or on the left. At a towering 6 ft 4, Cameron is strong in the air as well as an ability to deliver good long diagonal balls into the opposing half to cause problems. Born in Scotland, he moved to Australia at a young age, where he gained citizenship and is therefore eligible to play for the Socceroos. He achieved first team appearances out there whilst playing for ECU Joondalup, and was snapped up by Fulham in the summer of 2012 to join up as a 1st year scholar.
Cameron had represented both Celtic and his hometown team Aberdeen at youth level before emigrating to Australia with his family at a young age. Living in Perth, he represented Serrento and Perth Glory's youth sides before joining Football West State League side ECU Joondalup. It was whilst playing here that he was scouted and achieved trials at Hearts, Aston Villa and Fulham in March 2012. Upon returning to Australia, he managed to break into ECU Joondalup's first team, making a handful of appearances at only 16 years old.
Upon a successful trial in March, a deal was confirmed in June 2012 to sign Cameron on a three year scholarship deal on 1 July. He joined up with the Under-18 squad later than this date and made his debut against Crystal Palace U18 in October. In November, he was called up to the Scotland U18 squad at a training camp, the first time in which he had been called up to a national squad. In January 2013, he was brought into the Under-21 squad to play against Sunderland, before another starting appearance up at Middlesbrough a week later.