FRIENDS and family of a tragic Kilwinning teen have gathered to remember him – nine years after he was mowed down and killed.

Craig Kirkwood died after being hit by a van in Irvine Beach park in June 2010.

The 17-year-old Rangers fan died after suffering serious internal injuries after Martin Stewart, 25, drove into him following a disturbance at the beauty spot. He was jailed for more than five years.

Craig’s mum Alison was rocked by further devastated when, in 2017, Craig’s beloved dad Colin passed away after battling cancer.

The 51-year-old had tirelessly raised more than £100,000 for various charities following Craig’s senseless death, including organising an annual charity run from Craig’s beloved Ibrox to Kilwinning Sports Club where he played for KSC Whitehirst.

The run is followed by the Craig Kirkwood Cup – an annual charity football match involving players, friends and family to remember the well-loved teenager.

Before his heartbreaking death, Colin made Alison, son David and daughter Sarah promise to carry the annual event on in Craig’s name.

This year’s Captain Kirky Marathon, was a half marathon event from Castle Semple in Lochwinnoch to Ibrox raising money for the Rangers Charity Foundation and their partners.

The Craig Kirkwood Cup was held at Kilwinning Sports Cub last Sunday and, as always, was a huge success when KSC Whitehirst went head to head with Craig’s Select.