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Trials at St Mirren Football Academy

St Mirren FC does not hold open trials for players wishing to be part of the Academy. We have an extensive scouting network which allows us to cover games and tournaments across Scotland, which is our main source of recruiting young players with outstanding ability.

Should anyone wish to be considered for a trial, the following procedure applies.

Players between the age of six and 18 years are asked to send their CV by way of email to [email protected]. Please include the following details in your email:

  • Name
  • Age & date of birth
  • Contact address and telephone number
  • Current club
  • Club Coach Name and Contact Number
  • Position you play
  • A list of forthcoming fixtures playing in
  • Relevant Experience (other Professional clubs you have played for.
The recruitment staff will assess the details and make a decision as to whether or not a scout will be sent to watch the games.

If the scout feels that the player has shown potential to play at Academy level, an approach will be made to the manager of the club as well as the player's parents and the individual concerned will be invited in for a trial with St Mirren FC.

The trial will consist of the player training and playing with the current registered players in the relevant age group, closely monitored by the Academy staff.

A decision will be made within this period whether the player would be asked to sign a contract with St Mirren or whether he would stay with his current club, where he would be monitored by our Scouting Network.

If someone does not receive a reply within 14 days, please assume the request for a trial with St Mirren Football Club has been unsuccessful.

Academy Player Recommendations

St Mirren Football Club does not hold open trials for its Academy teams for players from ages of Under 9 to Under 17. 

The Club has an extensive scouting network and watches players all over the Glasgow & the West every weekend.

However, if you would like to recommend a player for St Mirren FC to watch, contact the Recruitment Department at the Academy by sending an email to 

 Any recommendations should include as much information about the boy’s playing career as possible including the below as well as a fixture list if available of the club that they currently play for.

  • Player Name:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Home Address: 
  • Parent Name:
  • Parent Contact Number: 
  • Parent Email Address: 
  • Club Played For:
  • School:
A decision will then be made on whether to send a scout to watch the boy or potentially invite him into the Academy for a trial period.
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