Congratulations St Mirren fans, you did it – your club can now be yours. Today is a landmark day in the history of our club – the people who care about it most now have the chance to help shape its future, and make sure St Mirren stays where it belongs – at the heart of the Paisley and Renfrewshire community.
With 1,000+ members, SMISA has now met our own target to finalise our joint offer for the majority shareholding in the club with Gordon Scott, and – subject to due diligence – the sale should be concluded in the next few weeks. If all goes to plan, the new season will see Gordon put a new board in place and kick off a new era for our club.
We would like to pay tribute to the current board for everything they have done for St Mirren over the past two decades – they can walk away with their heads held high in the knowledge they left the club in a far better position than they found it, and to know that it will be in safe hands.
But we won’t stop at 1,000 members – we want as many St Mirren fans as possible to sign up and be part of this new era, so if you haven’t yet, please do so at smisa.net any time. There is no upper ceiling on membership – the more paying members we have, the less financial risk on the trust, the greater the pool of talent we can draw on, and the more money we can spend on the club and community, while working towards the long-term goal of majority fan ownership.
Of course, new challenges will lie ahead and SMISA has a lot of work to do behind the scenes to put new structures and procedures in place for our vastly-expanded membership. We are sure you understand this won’t happen overnight and appreciate your patience. But today is one for every Saints fan to celebrate. You did it. You #BoughtTheBuds.