St Mirren Youth Academy hosted an awards dinner on Friday 17th November as we celebrated the achievements of academy players and staff.
The sold-out event at the Glynhill Hotel was kindly sponsored by Kibble and saw players from every Academy age group presented with a player's player of the year award in recognition of their hard work throughout the year.
There was a special video message from St Mirren Youth Academy graduate and current Scotland international John McGinn as he reflected on his time at the club and the importance of hard work as the younger players look to forge a career within football.
We also raised a substantial amount of money from our auctions and raffle that will go directly into the running of the academy.
Head of Academy Allan McManus said: "It was an absolutely fantastic evening above everyone's expectations.
We want this to be a regular occurrence. It was a brilliant night and we hope this becomes an integral part of the yearly planner.
"I'd like to say a big thank you to Jim Gillespie and everyone at Kibble for sponsoring the event. They have spent a lot of money on different aspects of the academy and the junior academy throughout the course of the season.
"As we know, SMiSA continue to invest a substantial amount of money every year also. Without that ongoing support and financial input the academy wouldn't function the way that it can at the moment."