The Currie Star/Heriot Watt partnership allows youngsters to develop through the system, providing a pathway from grass roots to senior football. With Paul McGovern (Head Coach of the Currie Start Under 19′s last season) making the transition too, this highlights the success of the partnership, showing that it is not only focused on players! The partnership also led to the signing of 6 of last year’s Currie Star under 19s squad: Aidan Quinn, Cameron Ross, Jackson Barker, Greg Benson, Liam Hutchison and Mark McGovern. Since arriving at the club they have all hit the ground running, breaking into the East of Scotland side. In particular, one player who has received high praise since his arrival has been Aidan Quinn playing every game at centre back for the first team to date! One particular game worth mentioning in the early part of the season was a 2-1 victory over Lowland League side Vale of Leithen, in which 4 fromer Currie Star players were involved. This bodes well for the future with such a young, developing Watt side!
5 of the boys are pictured below: