Scottish Hockey Union: Kelburne’s hot property Kenny Bain is the only Scot in the shortlist of 10 teenagers in contention to be named the 2005 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

In what is widely regarded as the strongest group of contenders in the award's five-year history, Kenny’s contribution to school, club and country give him a real chance of being selected by the judging panel for the final three to be announced on Monday 5 December.

Bain first represented his country in 2003 at 13 when he was selected for Scotland’s Under 16 team.

Bain was selected for both the Scottish Under 18 and Under 21 national squads this season.

He was instrumental in helping Scotland to retain their place in European Hockey’s A Division, and secure a place as one of the top six hockey nations in Europe.

During the tournament in Poland, Bain scored six goals in five games and was named top goal scorer of the tournament. At U21 level he is coached by Olympian Craig Parnham who has no doubts that Bain is a key player for the coming season and beyond.

The young star also plays first team hockey on a weekly basis for his club, Scottish champions Kelburne. His name features regularly on the scoresheet despite playing against older and more experienced opponents, including Olympic athletes. He will play for Kelburne in Europe next year in the European Club Championship Trophy.

"He is an exceptional talent and the best in the school by far. But what makes him such a great find is that he is a real team player, encouraging less talented players to perform and providing support both on and off the pitch," High Performance Hockey Coach at the Glasgow School of Sport, Susan Gilmour, said.

The top three nominees for the award, previously won by stars including Scot Andy Murray and footballer Wayne Rooney, will be revealed on Monday 5 December on the Xchange programme on the CBBC channel. The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday 10 December.