Stirling Albion to hold minute's applause for young fan after death

The tribute will take place before the team's League One game against Hamilton this weekend.

Stirling Albion to hold minute’s applause for young fan Murray Dowey after death aged 16 SNS Group

Stirling Albion Football Club has announced plans to hold a minute silence in memory of a young fan following his death at the age of 16.

The Scottish League One club will pay tribute to Murray Dowey ahead of their game against Hamilton Academical at Forthbank on Saturday.

Stirling Albion also expressed their condolences to the family and friends of the teenager, who took his own life, through a statement released on Thursday.

They also urged anyone struggling with mental health issues to reach out for support.

The statement said: “Everyone at Stirling Albion Football Club would like to express their condolences to the family and friends of 16-year-old fan, Murray Dowey, who tragically took his own life last week.

“Losing someone so young is incredibly heartbreaking, and the thoughts of all at the Club are with his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“There will be a minute’s applause in Murray’s memory on Saturday before kick-off in the match against Hamilton and we would ask all supporters to join in to show the support within the Stirling Albion Football Club community.

“If anyone struggling with their mental health needs support or someone to talk to, there are helplines and organisations available which can provide assistance.”

Help and support is available now if you need it. The Samaritans can be contacted any time, from any phone, free on 116 123, email at, or visit to find your nearest branch.

Details of other services and more information can be found on the NHS website here.

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