Hibernian's David Crawford has been named the first Clydesdale Bank Under 19 League Rising Star of the 2010/2011 season.

Born in Bellshill, Crawford joined Hibernian from Airdrie United in 2006.This season, the 18 year old has continued his development and has been an ever present in the club's under-19 side; scoring one goal in 10 appearances.

After receiving his award, Crawford said: "I'm delighted to have won this award, it's a brilliant achievement both for myself and the team."I've been at Hibs for a while now, and the coaches here have helped me develop and improve, as have the players around me.

"My goal is to get into the first team, so I need to keep working hard and build on receiving this award so I can impress the first team coaches and get into the squad."

To watch a full interview with David Crawford as he talks about the award and his season so far please tune into Hibernian TV's Academy section at 3.30pm this afternoon.

The Clydesdale Bank Under 19 Rising Star award is an award voted for by the under 19 coaches at each of the 12 Clydesdale Bank Premier League clubs.

Following each U19 league fixture, coaches nominate a man of the match from their own team as well as one from their match day opponents.The under 19 player who receives the most votes in the designated time period is recognised with a Clydesdale Bank Under 19 League Rising Star Award.

Remember that Hibernian's under 19 team, including midfielder Lewis Horner, who agreed a new contract on Wednesday, will be locking horns with neighbours Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle in the Scottish Youth Cup on Sunday (16 January, kick off 1pm, admission: £4 Adults, £2 Concessions).