General SMiSA News

SMiSA Statement on 10000 Hours CIC

Following the meeting at St. Mirren Park on Thursday 1st December SMiSA would like to clarify our current position in relation to the proposed Community Interest Company purchase of the consortium's shareholding. While the headlines of the deal appear to be similar the structure of the proposal is clearly different. Our support in principal remains, however it should be noted that although a mandate for conditional contribution of SMiSA funds was established no firm proposal was ever developed.

We are in discussions with 10000 Hours and seeking clarity on the current proposal in particular the Business Plan, Constitution and specific confirmation that the major elements of the funding arrangements are absolutely in place. Newsletters have been posted out to members however in the meantime any member wishing to discuss the above should feel free to contact us.

November SMiSA Members Meeting Update

SMiSA would like to make its members aware that unfortunately, we have been unable to secure a suitable venue on the dates available to allow us to hold a meeting this month.  However, this is something we are looking to resolve and will advise on any further developments as soon as possible.

We will be issuing a newsletter to the members over the next 7 days to inform in particular our current position with the CIC.

November Q+A Night Raises £186 for Youth Development

SMiSA are pleased to announce that last week's Question & Answer night at St. Mirren Park has raised £186.47 in donations for St. Mirren Youth Development.

During the evening, fans were able to put their questions to Saints manager, Danny Lennon, as well as his assistant, Tommy Craig, and club captain, Jim Goodwin on any on-field matters.

SMiSA would like to thank Danny, Tommy & Jim for turning out for the evening and answering all questions, and to all the fans for their donations towards the club's youth development programme.

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


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