Irn-Bru windfall for the Warriors

Stenhousemuir 's Jamie Swinney and Martin McNairney receive a cheque from Irn-Bru's Cans for Youth Teams

Stenhousemuir 's Jamie Swinney and Martin McNairney receive a cheque from Irn-Bru's Cans for Youth Teams

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Stenhousemuir were the big winners at the Irn-Bru end-of-season awards last week.

The Warriors were bubbling over after topping the chart for fizzy drinks cans collected in league sponsors Irn Bru’s promotion.

Collecting more than 68,500 cans netted the Warriors a bumper cheque for £10,000 towards youth schemes at Ochilview.

Head of Youth Jamie Swinney told The Falkirk Herald: “It was another incredible effort from our community.

“We were supported by a few local businesses in our collection efforts and the total raised was excellent.

“We’ll be using the money to fund our rewards scheme which hands out gifts to young supporters attending games. Although it’s free for them, funding the hats, scarves and strips isn’t. We’ll also use it for a forthcoming re-brand for all our kit and trainingwear.”

Last year’s winners Falkirk also netted £650 after coming seventh in the First Division while the Shire picked up £611 for 6692 cans which put them eighth in Division Three.

The Bairns were nominated for several awards, including Craig Sibbald’s young player of the year nomination and Farid El Alagui’s player of the year entry - but both were pipped on the night.

Stevie May from Alloa took the young award and Colin McMenamin was given player of the year ahead of Falkirk’s popular Moroccan.

The Bairns were also nominated for achievement of the year for their Communities Cup run, but Ross County were crowned for their long unbeaten streak.

There was a football prize heading locally though as former Stenhousemuir goalkeeper Chris McCluskey earned a bottle of champagne for his Andrea Bocelli impression in the Ochilview dressing room.