In 1916 St Mirren decided to form a junior
football team to compete in the junior competitions
At a meeting on the 7th July 1916, it was announced that Mr WH Lamond
was to become manager/secretary of St Mirren Junior Football Club.
An application had been lodged to become members of
the Glasgow Junior Football League, at the time the best league in the country at Junior level.
second meeting on the 14th July told members that the application to the Glasgow leagues had been turned down and that Pollok
Juniors had been elected. This was the ninth year running that Pollok had applied for membership, so Saints knew how hard
it was going to be.
On the 18th July, Saints received confirmation that they had been accepted into the Scottish
Junior Football League for the coming season.
Mr James Weir was introduced as the trainer for the Juniors. He had played
for St Mirren between 1909 and 1913, scoring twice in 69 matches for the first team. He had a good knowledge of the junior
game having joined Saints from Kilwinning Rangers and joined Arthurlie after leaving Love Street.