“When he was four years old he was able to control a ball whilst holding off his big brother and friends”. That’s the moment when Kyle McAllister demonstrated he had a special talent for football, according to his mother, Karen.
The young lad from Renfrew went on to join his first club, Bishopton United, when he was just five. He quickly moved on to Cherrie Boys Club (picture below: top right), where he played with a group that was two years older than he was, but he thrived under the challenge. “His time at those clubs immensely helped to shape him” said Karen.
Now a part of the Scotland U17 team (picture below: top left), Kyle is another excellent prospect of Scottish players who have started to demonstrate the raise in the level of the game in the country. His family quickly noticed his potential, and scouts weren’t that far behind. When only seven, both Charlie Palmer, from Rangers, and Charlie McGarvey, from Celtic, approached the McAllisters in an attempt to make Kyle into a pro-youth player.
A few years at Rangers followed (picture below: bottom right), before being released. According to his mother, a though time for the player in the making that was Kyle. “I’m sure that he was hurt, but he shows very little emotion. He is still very much in contact with his old teammates and he plays alongside a couple of the lads with Scotland U17s”.
After the experience at Rangers, he moved to Renfrew Vics (picture below: bottom left) and loved it. “Going back to boys football relight a love for the game on Kyle, after the frustration with Rangers. Going to Renfrew helped him to find his track again.
The talent was obvious as soon as he picked up his game, and it was just a matter of time until clubs realized that, and tried to take Kyle to a pro level once more. “I was over the moon when St. Mirren signed Kyle. He really deserved it”.
Since then, Kyle has found his way in St Mirren (picture above). “He is loving it. At St. Mirren he is playing alongside a great, very talented group of boys and he is learning every day”.
Featuring on the bench for the first team regularly, Kyle has the personal objective of getting on the pitch and become a first team player. “Also, he would love to play again for Scotland”.