Due to the way the SFA are planning tournaments now we have to have an u20s team or face sanctions so that they can play in the Irn Bru Cup.
Stadium is owned by the council though and it took years of fighting to get the new park
It would cost the club 40k a year to run the youth academy, we haven't produced a youth that we have sold for about 9 years with the costs being about 360k for that time. Players we did bring through were McNulty and Scougall who we actually got from Hibs/Hearts even then the fee we got for them likely would've been 110k combined and we got no sell on fee with either. So it wasn't profitable or making business sense at all.
I'm happy we've made a sensible business choice to ensure the club runs more smoothly and efficiently in terms of funding