General SMiSA News

Question & Answer Night - Thursday 3rd November

SMiSA are pleased to announce that there will be a Question & Answer Night to be held in the Corporate Hospitality suite at St. Mirren Park on Thursday the 3rd of November.  Saints manager Danny Lennon will be on hand to answer questions on all team matters. The night kicks off at 7.30pm in the suite and the bar will be open.

Admission will be via a donation to St. Mirren Youth Development on the door.

SMiSA Members Meeting Upcoming in November

SMiSA are intending to call a members meeting either prior to the Hearts or Dunfermline fixtures in November. We will post out an info letter and invite in advance of this. In the meantime please feel free to contact us at anytime if you wish to discuss anything relating to the trust.

SMiSA Members Meeting Cancelled

Please note that the SMiSA members meeting that had been provisionally planned for tomorrow 13th August has been postponed. An update letter has been posted out to the membership this week and further correspondence will be issued in due course.

SMiSA Vote on 10000 Hours CIC

We can report on the outcome of the members vote relating to the contribution of £50,000.00 of SMiSA funds. It has been decided by the membership that the funds should be contributed to the 10000 Hours Community Interest Company with conditions.

78% of the returns were in favour of this option, 9% indicated that their preference was not to contribute the funds and 13% were in favour of contributing the funds unconditionally.

To this end we are currently liaising with Richard Atkinson to establish the options and will contact the membership with a view to meeting prior to the Motherwell game on Saturday 13th August 2011.

Time running out to sign up for St Mirren Football Fans in Training 2011/12

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St Mirren FC is calling on supporters to back their hugely successful Football Fans in Training initiative in 2011/12. The FFIT programme gives men aged 35-65 an unrivalled opportunity to train with St Mirren FC coaches to get back in shape, get fitter and get more out of life - for free.

Men completing the 12 week FFIT course throughout the SPL last year lost a total of 1,202 kg in weight, got fitter and described the course as “a life changing experience” and “like a night out with the lads without the drink”.

Registration for FFIT 2011/12 closes on 31st July so sign up now and support St Mirren FC if you are:

• a man aged 35-65 years
• with a BMI of at least 28 kg/m2
• or trouser waist size of at least 38 inches

Call 0800 389 2129, Text FFIT to 88802, Email [email protected] or visit www.spl-ffit.co.uk

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Saints Aid 8 - Event Takes Place!

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This past Sunday, May 15th 2011, the 8th Saints Aid event was held by SMiSA in conjunction with the St. Mirren FC at St. Mirren Park, Greenhill Road; the first to be held at the new stadium since the club's move from Love Street.

The result of the game was a deserved 3-1 win for the away side, wearing the blue change kit as managed by current Saints centreback Lee Mair, over the home side as managed by Saints legend Tony Fitzpatrick.  The game was a closer encounter than the scoreline would suggest, with the home side well in the match until the 3rd and final goal was scored by the away team.

David Wilson bagged a first half brace for the 'blues' before David Gordon netted for the home team to send the sides in at 2-1 at half time, with the away number 9 Roy Henderson completing the scoring late on.  The traditional penalties took place a short time after the final whistle, in front of the family stand.

Roy was awarded by Lee his team's Man of the Match award, while Andrew Caldwell, the home goalkeeper, was selected by Tony to receive his team's trophy.

This may be the last time that SMiSA hold a Saints Aid event, with future events of this type potentially being run by 10000 Hours CIC.  However the comments and feedback received on the day makes clear that there is a definite demand to see this event continue for many years to come.

In closing, SMiSA wish to thank everyone involved with the event, including the referees (Stephen Martin, Paul Martin & Eileen McMillan) who gave their time to officiate the game, the club for letting us stage the event and the Paisley Daily Express for help in publicising the event and running their competition. 

Special thanks however must go to Tony & Lee for very generously giving up their time to take the roles of team managers for the day and of course, all the players who took part in the event, which has raised £3,000 for Saints' Youth Development.

Player of the Year Award 2010-2011 Presentations

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After the club's home game vs St. Johnstone this past Saturday, 15th May 2011, SMiSA and other supporters groups presented their St. Mirren Player of the Year awards for the 2010-2011 season on the Greenhill Road pitch.  The SMiSA Player of the Year award went to Darren McGregor.

For more information please click the 'Read More' button.

Saints Aid 8 - Managers Confirmed

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SMiSA are pleased to announce that we have confirmation from the club that Saints legend Tony Fitzpatrick & current central defender Lee Mair will be taking the managerial roles for Saints Aid 8 this Sunday.

Tony will take the home team, and Lee will take the away side.

SMiSA would like to thank both Tony & Lee for giving up their Sunday to take part in the event and again wish all of the players a happy and enjoyable time in the game.