In 1916 St Mirren decided to form a junior football team
to compete in the junior competitions
a meeting on the 7th July 1916, it was announced that Mr WH Lamond was to become manager/secretary of St Mirren Junior Football
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
A 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.
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.