General SMiSA News

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.

Saints Aid 8 Update - Full Event Itinerary

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With Saints Aid 8 just around the corner this Sunday, SMiSA is able to update all players and interested spectators on the day's events.

Firstly, we have some sad news that due to injury, one of our players, Kenny Morrison, has had to pull out of the event.  His place has been taken up by Stephen Bryceland who has generously matched Kenny's bid for the Home 10 shirt.  Everyone at SMiSA would like to wish Kenny all the best with his recovery, and thank Stephen on taking up the place.

On a happier note however, we can confirm that the Paisley Daily Express competition for the final place in the event was won by Graham Miller.  We would like to congratulate Graham on winning the place and wish him all the best for the day.

We do have a full itinerary for the event though.  Please click the 'Read More' button for more information.

McGregor Wins Player of the Year Award

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SMiSA is pleased to announce that Darren McGregor has won the vote to earn the trust's award for St. Mirren Player of the Year 2010/2011.  Darren will be presented with the award on the pitch on Saturday 14th May when Saints play St. Johnstone at Greenhill Road in what is the club's final game of the season.

From everyone at SMiSA we would like to congratulate Darren on his award and thank him for a tremendous season's effort, as well as thanking everyone who took the time to nominate their choice for the award.

If there are any other supporters groups who wish to present their awards on the pitch on Saturday's game alongside SMiSA's, please email us here and we will look to organise that for you.

Saints Aid 8 - Update

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At the request of the club, SMiSA have been asked to move the kick-off time of the Saints Aid 8 game, taking place on Sunday 15th May at Greenhill Road, from the originally advertised time of 2pm by an hour to 1pm.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and have emailed all currently leading bidders of the time change.

Click here to see the latest bidding and full event information.

SMiSA Statement on 10000 Hours CIC Takeover Proposals

ImageSMiSA have been in discussions with Richard Atkinson's group since last August regarding the proposed Community Interest Company purchase of the Consortiums shareholding. Following our members meeting earlier this month we are pleased to report that the Association backs the initiative in principal and are currently seeking clarification on the finer detail relating to the proposed funding of the purchase. SMiSA are currently considering options for investing funding and once this exercise is concluded we will consult with the membership and seek further instruction.
 
We would encourage all St. Mirren fans to fully engage in the presentation meetings currently being staged at St. Mirren Park as the success of this is dependent on supporter participation so please take the time to attend, question and if you, as a St. Mirren supporter conclude this is the way forward for our club fully support this by getting involved.