We emailed our members with the following update - including the latest from our men on the club board, and a message to members from the club youth academy
SMISA’s two appointees to the St Mirren club board, David Riley and John Needham, are playing a key role in the running of the club while also acting as the link between SMISA and St Mirren’s board and management. In the first of what will be a series of regular updates for SMISA members, the pair explain in more detail what they have been involved in.
It covers how they ensure SMISA member views are considered in club decisions, the contribution our partners Kibble have made to the club to date, and how the club board are responding to what has been a turbulent year on and off the park. You can read that on our website here.
Choosing next season’s kit
We recently gave members the chance to choose next season’s home and away kits from a series of options created by the club’s strip manufacturer, Joma. We want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for their favourites – and debate it on social media too!
Voting has now closed and Joma and the club will unveil the two winning designs later in the season. We hope this will now become an annual event, with fans also hopefully getting the opportunity to submit their own designs for consideration.
Allan McManus thank you
Earlier in the year we asked members to consider supporting the St Mirren youth academy during a difficult period by pledging the funds from both the July and the October £2 spend ballots in one go.
Members voted in large numbers to back that proposal and a sum of almost £15,000 has since been paid to help with the running and upkeep of the Ralston facility.
Head of Youth Allan McManus has always been grateful to the SMISA members for their ongoing support of the academy and he recorded a video with the club’s head of media James Hunter where he explained how that money has been spent while also thanking SMISA for their ongoing backing. You can watch the video on the club’s You Tube channel here.
Two members of the SMISA board, Alan Quinn and Jim Cumming, have been appointed to the club’s newly-formed finance and audit sub-committees respectively. The appointments will allow Jim and Alan to ensure good governance is upheld at all times and will also give them greater insight into the workings of the club ahead of next summer’s transition to fan ownership.
We’d like to thank all of you once again for your support throughout what has been a tough and challenging year for everyone.
We look forward to 2021 when we will complete the transition to fan ownership and supporters will - all being well - be back inside the SMISA Stadium before too long!
In the meantime, please get in touch with us at any time via [email protected].
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas – and Come On Ye Saints!