With clubs and leagues all now voting for their respective ‘Player of the Year’ awards it was great to read that St.Mirren fans have given their award to someone who has been battling both on and off the pitch. Six-year-old academy prospect Aaron Woodall has been voted as their Player of the Year by the supporters in recognition of his personal fight against cancer. Aaron is currently undergoing four courses of chemotherapy having already had radiotherapy and an operation to remove a brain tumour. He has been a ballboy this season and now Aaron can be proud of his title as St.Mirren’s ‘Player of the Year’, maybe he will win it again when he represents the Buddies at senior level?
“Aaron’s strength and courage has been an inspiration to all of us,” reads the Black and White Army website.
It added that his battle was “a timely reminder of things around us that are much more important than football”.
Aaron also received a signed shirt and there are plans to present him with his richly deserved award. Well done St.Mirren, well done the fans and well done to brave Aaron who continues his fight. Hopefully he goes on to a full recovery and then to a long and successful career for the Buddies!