From Afghanistan to the Paisley Brownies

From Afghanistan to the Paisley Brownies

We have just completed our fifth season of our 'Community Season Ticket' initiative. Since 2017 SMiSA have purchased from the club a number of season tickets and then distributed to community groups and charities in Renfrewshire and surrounding areas.


This season we have gifted 380 tickets to persons who wouldn’t normally get the opportunity to see our fantastic team, and what a season we all had. These groups include:

  • The 8th Paisley Boys Brigade
  • The Star Project
  • Pachedu
  • Charleston Square
  • Homestart Renfrewshire
  • Renfrewshire Women’s Aid
  • Renfrewshire Carers
  • Langcraigs Primary School
  • St Mirren YFC
  • St Mirren Disabled Supporters Association
  • Community Networks Renfrewshire
  • CHSS Renfrewshire
  • Neilston BB

 My two favourite ticket donations show the extreme difference these tickets make and how far they go. One week in April we gave all our tickets to the 33rd Paisley Brownies and four weeks later we gave to Afghan United, a group of refugees who were staying locally in temporary accommodation Paisley.


It’s just wonderful the difference these tickets make. Tickets have been offered to groups and they comeback and say, “we don’t need them now, our volunteers and or group members have bought season tickets”.


This is all down to the SMiSA members’ donations that allows us approach the club each season to buy these seats in the Tony Fitzpatrick Family Stand.


If you are already a SMiSA member or you are going to join your money does so much to help the club, help SMiSA and help local communities. A big win for everyone.


If you’re not a member please join now by visiting



Jim Cumming



St Convals 2004 Attending Game via. SMiSA Community Season Tickets