General SMiSA News

October £2 pot spend details


We this week emailed members with details of the projects in the October £2 pot spend ballot. Here's what it said:

As with the past couple of spends, the pot for this quarter is less than the usual £8,000 – as £5,000 from this and the next few quarters has already been committed to the project to relay the astroturf at the club’s Ralston training ground, which members voted for earlier this year.


However we have recently costed a few projects which we think are suitable uses for the remaining £3,000 and which give you a breadth of choice. When we last surveyed our members over where you wanted your money to go, the top three categories were the club’s youth academy, improving the stadium facilities/matchday experience, and bringing the club and community closer together.


In line with that, we present the following options and ask you to pick your favourite:


Option 1 (youth academy goals) –The work to relay the pitch at Ralston is finally now under way and will be ongoing over the next few weeks. As part of that the club would like to upgrade the near-decade-old goals on the new pitch if they can, and head of youth Allan McManus asked if SMISA members would be willing to fund a set of professional-standard goals. The goals would be moveable, which are more expensive than fixed ones, but which would give our various youth teams flexibility in pitch set-up.


Option 2 (stadium hand-driers) – A suggestion we received a while back from a member was whether SMISA could pay to replace the hand-driers in the stadium, which we are sure many of you will have noticed are of poor quality.


This work has now been costed and the club installed one new test drier (its silver if you want to try it) in the men’s toilets in the West Stand (under W2 and W3), which – although it only blows cold air – is stronger than the existing ones. £3,000 would allow us to replace 20 of the 26 hand-driers around the stadium (£100 per drier plus £1,000 install). The priority would be the ones in the home stands.


Option 3 (SMFC Community Trust – Xmas meal and Fit Fans) – a few years ago the club set up the SMFC Community Trust as a charitable organisation aimed at helping the local community. While the trust has been largely dormant, the club have now hired Gayle Brannigan to get it up and running, and she gave us a proposal for how £3,000 from SMISA’s £2 pot could help two of her projects.


The first is Festive Friends – a free Christmas dinner for local elderly residents who are isolated and might otherwise spend Christmas alone, in the 1877 Club at the stadium on December 25, in partnership with the Salvation Army. Gayle is currently £1,750 short of what she needs to run this event.


The remaining £1,250 would go towards a programme of Football Fans in Training (FFIT) for Saints fans (Link to This is a Scotland-wide scheme intended to promote healthy living and weight loss, targeted at footfall fans, and using club facilities. Our money would go on marketing costs, fitness equipment, coaches tracksuits and FFIT t-shirts for the 40 participants.


Option 4 (none of the above) – This would keep the full £3,000 in the £2 pot, meaning it would be available for future projects if needed.


SMISA club director election - nominations open

Any SMISA members interested in being the voice of St Mirren fans in the club boardroom are being invited to come forward.

Under the terms of the #BuyTheBuds deal, SMISA members are able to elect one of their own to serve as a fan representative on the club board.

SMISA committee member David Nicol was elected to this role in November 2016, but as his two-year term is coming to an end, we are now inviting members to put themselves forward to run for election to serve on the board for the next two years.

The successful candidate will have a key role in the running of the club, as well as being vital to the operation of SMISA - both as the voice of the fans within the boardroom and as the link between the club and the trust.

Full information – including a job description and election rules – are available for download now, and we would advise anyone interested to read and consider them fully.

The timetable is as follows:
- Tuesday 16 October – nomination period opens
- Sunday 4 November – nomination period closes
- Monday 12 November – voting opens
- Monday 26 November – voting closes

Of course if there are questions you can contact us via [email protected]

July £2 spend results

Voting has now closed for SMISA's July £2 spend ballot and we can reveal the results below. For a reminder of the two projects, follow this link. Thanks to the 815 of you who voted. Votes were as follows:

Project one - funding for St Mirren to run two new community programmes (£1,500)
YES - 619 votes (76%) / NO - 196 (24%)

Project two - funding for pre-match entertainment around family stand (£1,500)
YES - 708 (87%) / NO - 107 (13%)

July £2 spend ballot options

SMISA's July £2 spend ballot contains two projects on which members are being asked to vote....

In April members voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal to use £50,000 of SMISA money towards the relaying of the astrograss surface at the club’s training ground at Ralston, which sees SMISA become the main sponsors of the club’s youth academy for the next two years.

As explained at the time, we are funding that using £5,000 from each quarterly spend for the next eight spends (£10,000 has already been committed), meaning there will only be approximately £3,000 available to spend per quarter (rather than the usual £8,000) for the next two years.

This ballot has two projects for you to vote yes or no on. If either is rejected by the membership, the money allocated to it will stay in the £2 pot for potential future use. If you have any ideas you would like us to look into for future spends, please email [email protected]

As always, your link to the secure online ballot will follow shortly in a separate email.

Project one – Community programmes (£1,500)

The SMISA committee recently met St Mirren’s assistant head of youth Ross Paterson, who is responsible for the club’s community programmes, who presented a few ideas which SMISA funding could make happen.

These would strengthen the links between the club and community by bringing into St Mirren adults and children from Renfrewshire who could benefit from extra support. We have chosen two, which would work as follows. 

We’re on our way - lifestyle programme for adults (16s+), male and female, focusing on health and wellbeing. Weekly one-hour sessions covering diet, nutrition and physical activity, with the focus on getting fitter, losing weight, living better, achieving goals and having fun. 

Super Saints - Fun and interactive football sessions for young people with additional support needs aged six-12 years old. Weekly one-hour sessions at the St Mirren Airdome, with the focus on fun football themes, games and activities, with participation from parents/guardians/support workers.

A budget of £1,500 would allow the club to run both of the above for 20 families for 20 weeks. The money would be spent on facility hire, staff, equipment and marketing.

Project two – pre-match family entertainment (£1,500) 

You will remember last season SMISA supported a programme of pre-match entertainment in and around the family stand before home games. This was a partnership effort between different fan groups, co-ordinated by the club’s two supporter liaison officers – John White and John Allison – and Colin Bright (aka Paisley Panda), funded by us and the SMFC Fans Council. 

The aims were to get families to the ground early, improve the matchday experience, and bring new fans into the club. We saw it as an investment in St Mirren’s future – if it attracts even one new young fan who becomes an adult season ticket holder, that’s worth a lot of money to the club. 

The two Johns sought feedback on last season’s trial via social media and comments received included:

“Convinced my 4 year old to come with me. She enjoyed face painting and balloon guy.  If anything it got another adult on a seat as I wouldn’t have gone if she said no. Brings out great family atmosphere in stand” @Brydo86

“My nephew definitely enjoyed it and absolutely added to the match day experience.  Presents the club exactly as it should be- a proud family club” @GarryW1lliamson

“As one of the buskers, I loved the chance to play some music at the ground for my team.  Think it makes a great atmosphere having some party events happening.” @Cwhyte25

My two boys have a season ticket with their Dad & they loved the pre match entertainment, they liked the face painting, meeting Panda, the balloons etc… Elizabeth Irvine

“Thought it resulted in a lovely family atmosphere in and around the ground” @John37064395

The scheme is going to run again this year and the Fans Council plan to put £1,500 towards it. We would like SMISA members to contribute the same – with a budget of £3,000 and a cost of £300 per game, the scheme could run at 10 home games this coming season.

The money would be used for – though isn’t necessarily restricted to – hiring entertainers and other attractions, such as live musicians, face painters, balloon artists, giant inflatables etc.


#BuyTheBuds reaches major milestone

This month saw SMISA pass a major milestone in the #BuyTheBuds campaign – and one achieved in a way we never thought possible when we set off on the fan ownership journey.

When ourselves and Gordon Scott agreed the deal to buy the majority shareholding in St Mirren from the selling consortium in June 2016, SMISA had two years to pay our £380,000 part of that purchase. 

At the time we thought the only way we could manage this was by taking out a loan – to be paid back using member income. But with our membership numbers going much higher than the 1,000 we based our initial cash projections on, that picture started to change. 

This month we made the final payment to the former directors – and are proud to say this has been done in full, entirely through member income, without a penny of borrowing.

This was only possible because of the continued commitment of you, the members – your support has put us further ahead than we thought we’d be at this stage.

Member numbers peaked at 1,374 in summer 2016 then dropped below 1,300 after the first year (we budgeted for a 10% drop-off in year one on the advice of other fan groups we consulted with). 

But with a current membership of 1,264 we are at the same level as at the start of 2018 – and numbers have risen since the spring, with a few of you joining or re-joining in the past two months. 

With the former directors now paid off in full, the next stage is for us to save up the £615,000 needed to buy Gordon’s majority shareholding, which we have until 2026 to do. Of course for the end goal of majority fan ownership to be achieved, we need you to stay with us until then.

As pleased as we are with how things are going, the committee are working on a number of initiatives aimed at attracting more new members. 

While we build up the share purchase pot, we will continue to invest in and grow the club through the £2 pot, an original idea of ours described by Supporters Direct as ‘brilliant’ and ‘one of a kind’.

The more members we have, the greater SMISA’s ability to do that. We’ve achieved a lot over the past two years. Below is a list of what your membership made possible:

- the first-ever election to the St Mirren board of a fan representative. David Nicol continues to work hard as your voice in the boardroom and can be contacted on [email protected];

- part-funded the wheelchair platform in the main stand, giving St Mirren some of the best disabled facilities in Scotland;

- boosted the first-team budget in the dark days of January 2017 and helped fuel the incredible resurgence that sent us on our way to the Premier League;

- funded a community season ticket scheme which last season saw us bring hundreds of members of local community groups into the club and which will run again this year (see below);

- contributed to the club’s league-winning season by funding extra hours for the club’s sports scientist and match-day quality balls 

- supported the next generation of players by committing £50,000 to fund a one-third share of the new astrograss surface at Ralston, and sponsored the youth academy for the next two years;

- PLUS we helped the new St Mirren Ladies team set up, and sponsored their strips, part-funded pre-match entertainment to bring more young fans to games, sponsored a local youth football team, ran a series of fan events, funded and distributed two editions of The Saint newspaper, and helped set up a volunteer squad who have cleaned the stadium and helped with repairs at Ralston. 

We are proud of those achievements and hope you are too – we want to do more of the above in future. If you know other fans you haven’t yet joined, they can do so now via our website.


St Mirren Ladies thanks SMISA members for kit help


The newest additions to the St Mirren family have thanked SMISA members for kitting them out.

St Mirren Ladies FC are halfway through their first season, having played their first games at the start of the year.

And – thanks to £2,055 made available through the January vote for SMISA’s £2 pot – they have been kitted out in Joma-branded kits (the same as the men’s team) with a SMISA logo.

The funding also paid for other teamwear, training equipment, coaches kit, and the team’s registration fees for the season.

SMISA members vote every three months on where to spend the £2 portions of their monthly membership, with the £10s going into a pot which will be saved up to buy Gordon Scott’s majority shareholding and take the club into majority fan ownership.

The £2 pot is aimed at allowing our members to invest in and grow the club and its links with the community while we save up, and we felt this project was a great example of how we can do that.

The team took time out from a recent training session to show off the strips. – and were joined by SMISA’s Janette Swanson and Kenny Docherty, for the photos, taken by St Mirren photographer Allan Picken 

Head coach Kate Cooper said: "The financial support provided by SMiSA has been instrumental in developing the women's team by providing the players and staff with quality kit, and making them feel part of the St Mirren football family.

“It was important for the women's team to be identified and wearing the St Mirren brand as we train in the heart of the community of Paisley at Seedhill Sports Centre.

“It's important the people of Paisley see us in the community, know we are there and that the players are positive role models in terms of promoting the club, the St Mirren football family and also encouraging more girls in to football and sport in general. 

“Therefore the support from SMiSA has been invaluable in helping the women's team become not only visible in the community but enabling them to establish themselves within the Paisley community.”

The ladies currently sit sixth in the second division west. This is the first year of playing as a team. Some of the ladies are just starting off, having had no previous coaching. The age ranges between 16-51.

The women’s season runs from March to October with a four-week summer break in July to allow the girls a holiday as most are either attending further education/university or working full time. They train four times a week, which includes Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Seedhill and two gym sessions.

Our thanks go to Allan Picken for his help with photography.

SMISA special recognition award - Roddy McMillan

SMISA recently handed out a special recognition award to a man who will have made hundreds of young fans' dreams come true over the past 34 years.

If in that time you have been a match mascot at the current ground or at Love Street you will know Roddy McMillan and the fantastic job he does at every home game - from welcoming the child and their family into the club and making sure they have a wonderful day they will never forget.

At one point in the 90s he also looked after the ball boys at the same time as the mascots. He also assisted the club on the commercial side for a couple of years.

He sat on Campbell Money’s testimonial committee and was also in the group that put on shows in the town hall to raise cash for St Mirren and bought the club their first computers way back in late 80s .

The SMISA Special Recognition Award has only been out on four occasions previously - to groundsman Tommy Docherty, former head of youth David Longwell, ex-player Hugh Murray and former announcer Phil Clark. 

Roddy should have in fact won this a long time ago and for that we humbly apologise. He is pictured at half-time during the recent Falkirk game alongside SMISA’s Jim Cumming, who presented the award.


SMISA 2018 annual report


The past few weeks have been a wonderful celebration of everything that makes St Mirren special…hopefully you have all recovered!

From the threat of a first-ever relegation to Scotland’s third tier just over to retaking our place at the top table, St Mirren have gone from the brink of the lowest point in our history to one of the best in the space of 12 incredible months. 

Be in no doubt you and the extra investment made in our club via your SMISA membership played a role in that. So as a memorable season draws to a close it is a good time to take stock of where we as an organisation sit. 

We held our Annual General Meeting shortly before the Livingston game, where we presented on our activity of the past year. We thank all members who joined us. This is our annual report which recaps on and gives extra context to key points covered at the AGM. Detailed AGM minutes are also available on our website here.

Ultimately, everything SMISA has achieved has been down to you, our members – the more of you we have the stronger we are, both now and in St Mirren’s fan-owned future. So if any of your fellow fans haven’t yet signed up to #BuyTheBuds, let them know they can via our website now. 

Committee update

The AGM saw existing committee members George Adam and Jim Cumming re-elected, and Graeme MacPherson, Kev Park and Janette Swanson elected for the first time. They join Kenny Docherty, David Nicol, Colin Orr and Alan Quinn on the nine-person committee.

Graeme, Kev and Janette have all helped out over the past year and each brings new energy and skillsets. We are confident the committee has a good mix of professional expertise and attitudes to allow us to keep moving SMISA forward. You can see who we all are on our website. 

Director’s update

David Nicol has been SMISA’s man on the St Mirren board for most of the past two years, and at the AGM gave an overview of what that entails, which he summarises here:

“Being elected to the St Mirren board on behalf of SMISA has been a massive honour and responsibility – as well as a bit of roller-coaster ride over the past two years! Ultimately St Mirren is a multi-million-pound business with massive profile. The SMISA director is one-fifth of the board running it and expected to be able to contribute to all areas of its work.

“But I also have specific responsibility to ensure the views of SMISA and our membership are represented at board level, and that the club is run in a way that protects SMISA's interests. I am the conduit between the St Mirren board and the SMISA board - representing the views of the St Mirren board to SMISA and vice versa. Everybody won’t always agree on everything but all involved recognise we are a partnership and are committed to work together for the greater good.

“There’s been many ways in which fan representation in the boardroom has made a difference to how St Mirren have done things. A good example would be the decision to introduce a singing section in W7 – when this was first discussed the club were unsure but I made the case to run a trial. Thanks to the efforts of those involved, the singing section went on to be a great success.

“At the AGM I also gave an insight into the club's finances, which are healthy, and for the first time in a few years the club is not reliant on directors' loans to cover cashflow gaps. This year’s wage budget was slightly higher than planned, but that was offset by the higher-than-budgeted league position.

“I also passed on the thanks of the rest of the board for the contribution SMISA members are making – and the same goes for Jack Ross, who has thanked you for – in his words – ‘your continued and loyal support, which is greatly valued and appreciated’.”

£2 spends

At the AGM we covered SMISA’s £2 members pot, an original idea of ours – described by the former head of Supporters Direct in Scotland as ‘brilliant’ and ‘the first of its kind’. We are proud SMISA is blazing a trail and attracting attention from Scotland’s wider fan movement, and hope you are too.

We recently formalised a policy for the process and timescales for project selection and ballots. We identified five criteria and while not every project will meet them all, projects should aim to benefit the club, fans and community, and fit club and member priorities. The club is an asset we are committed to buy and the £2 pot is intended to help us add value to it while we save up to do that.

Member priorities are led by the survey hundreds of you filled out last year, where you ranked various areas for investment by importance. The youth academy was by some distance your top priority, but ‘stadium facilities/matchday experience’, and ‘investment to help the first team’ also scored highly. Most projects to date have received 75%-90% support, which suggests members are – on the whole – happy with where their money is going 

You gave the lowest priority to ‘community spend outwith the club’ but ‘projects to bring the club and community closer together’ was near the top, and that has been reflected in projects including:
- part-funding the wheelchair platform in the main stand. The disabled facilities at the Paisley 2021 Stadium are described as among the best in the country;
- the community season ticket scheme – an original idea bringing a range of local groups into the club which has given hundreds of people who may not have had, or been able to afford, a day out to see championship-winning football;
- funding for pre-match family entertainment in partnership with our two Supporter Liaison Officers, the Fans Council, and Paisley Panda, to help bring the next generation of fans into the club;
- new strips and equipment to welcome the St Mirren Ladies team into the St Mirren family.

We also aimed to correct a few misconceptions around projects where funds have gone directly to the club – such as SMISA buying match-day quality balls for the first team to train with. To explain, the club sets a core budget each year – but at any given time has a long list of added-value nice-to-haves.

This season the club budgeted for footballs through the Joma kit contract but Jack wanted the team to train with the same – far-more expensive – balls they use on a matchday, which were not covered. So SMISA – in funding one of the nice-to-haves – covered something that otherwise may not have happened. 

The same applies to the extra hours for the sports scientist and video analyst – also approved by our members. In a league where six or seven of the teams have very similar wage budgets, the marginal gains SMISA funded undoubtedly contributed towards this season’s success. 

We shouldn’t forget SMISA members topped up the club’s wage budget (roughly equivalent to one player) for the last third of the 2016/17 season. This isn’t something we plan to make a habit of, but if ever a short-term fix was needed it was then. Instead of being on our way to the Premier League, we could very easily be in League One. Be in no doubt St Mirren’s revival was in part kickstarted and then sustained by you…and be proud of that.

Ralston funding

The proposal to put £50k towards the relaying of the pitch at Ralston generated a bit of discussion, although this passed with approval of almost 90%. At the AGM we reiterated the reasons for putting the proposal to you – ie the youth academy is your number one priority for investment, and that many members have suggested their £2 money be used for a big project. 

The initial email outlining the proposal was a long one and – due to their complexity – we simplified the finances behind it. At the AGM, we explained this in more detail and will do so again here.

Our £50k for Ralston will – assuming the work is going ahead as planned – be made available over the summer. That will include £15k of discretionary spend (comprising £5k from the April spend, £5k from the July spend, and £5k of pre-#BuyTheBuds money).

The other £35k will come from the £50k rolling credit facility we are contractually required to make available for the club. The background to that was explained at last year’s AGM, but to recap, this is a financial safety net allowing us – as one of only two major shareholders in the club – to loan the club money in the event of cashflow difficulties, as the old board often did. Our ability to do so was one of the biggest concerns people had in 2016 when we first launched #BuyTheBuds. The money remains SMISA’s and the club is required to repay anything should it borrow from it. 

As this facility has not been needed to date and the club will not need it in 2018, it was agreed £35k of this money could be used temporarily to fund the rest of our Ralston contribution. It was agreed we should restore the full credit facility by the end of the year (as if any cashflow problems ever happen, they will be in the spring). To be clear, we are not loaning the club money for Ralston, we are spending, then replacing, some of our own funds. 

The £35k used will be reinstated from the £10 bit of your monthly subscription between September and December this year. That money will then be replaced by the £2s (ie £5k from each of the following seven quarterly spends). So by January 2019 the credit facility will be back to £50k, and by April 2020, the share purchase pot will have been restocked using the £2s.

So to summarise – we are using our credit facility money to fund the bulk of our contribution to Ralston, then share purchase money to restore the credit facility, then £2 money to restore the share purchase money.

Some members have questioned the principle of money intended for the share purchase being used at all. We can assure you those comments have been taken on board for the future – but we reiterate two things: 1) SMISA’s entire £50k contribution to this project will over time come entirely from the £2 pot, 2) all money set aside for the share purchase will still ultimately be used for that purpose. We would also add that all transactions will be clearly recorded and monitored in the accounts to ensure transparency. 

On that basis, we don’t believe this contravenes the principles of #BuyThe Buds and we wouldn’t have asked you to vote on anything we thought did. The individuals on the SMISA committee have put a huge amount of our own time and energy into making majority fan ownership of St Mirren possible and will not do anything we think risks detracting from that. Ultimately, #BuyTheBuds was intended to allow SMISA to take St Mirren forward as members decide. This proposal does that, and with the support of an overwhelming majority.

Finance and membership

The formal accounts for the year to 30th November 2017 had been made available to members prior to the meeting. The most significant change was the reduction of the amount due to the outgoing directors from £272k to £127k at financial year end. It was also highlighted the money we loaned the club in December 2016 to fix the undersoil heating had now been fully repaid.

SMISA is now on target to completely paid off what we owe to the former directors by July this year. That means we will have paid them the full £385,000 owed for their shares, entirely through member subscriptions – when we started out we didn’t think it would be possible to do this without external borrowing. 

Of course that only happened because of the ongoing support of you, the members. While total member numbers fell from the initial peak of 1375 in the summer of 2016, they have held steady at around 1260 for the past six months. These numbers are well above our initial target of 1,000 members, putting the whole project ahead of where we thought it would be.

SMISA’s finance team – having successfully converted the financial records onto a web-based accounting system with direct bank feeds to reduce the workload involved – are now turning their attention to streamlining the work required to maintain our membership records. The plan is to replace all of these with an integrated web-based platform which will reduce the workload, provide greater security of data, and allow member access to their data. 

In addition, there is a bit of work to be done to ensure compliance with the new Data Protection rules (GDPR) which come into effect later this month. Members will be receiving information about this very soon.


At the AGM, Kenny Docherty gave an overview on the objectives for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. We set ourselves annual objectives to make sure we focus our attention on the key issues. The objectives are set after a review of what we’ve done well and where we want to do better. We had a few for 2017/18 – below we list them and show how we did.

1. Public target of increasing the SMISA membership to buy the buds to 1,400 by April 2018 – At the 2017 AGM we had 1287 members – we now have 1,257. We deliberately set an ambitious target because we wanted to aim high. However our numbers are healthy and remain well in excess of what we needed at the start to make the project work. 

2. Events manager to be identified and made responsible for coordinating all SMISA events – We were committed to run two events a year for plus and premium members but while these were well received, attendance was low. We consulted with premium and plus members on some alternative benefits, which you can see here. These are available to any members who upgrade – as a number of you already have. Kenny Docherty, having agreed to be events manager, will manage those benefits. 

3. Drive to ensure the trust board better reflects the diversity of the St Mirren support. Have at least two women attend SMISA meetings during 2017/18 and encourage at least two women stand for election at the 2018 AGM – A year ago we had an all-male board and felt we needed a gender balance which better represented the support. Jeanette Swanson has now been elected to the board and Louise Swanson has made a big contribution to SMISA’s work by taking on a lot of our admin duties.

4. SMISA to have a regular meeting place to meet fans at least once every three months – we picked times pre-match and let members know we were available, using popular venues including The Bull Inn, The Bankhouse and The Court Bar. We received some excellent feedback, mostly positive, on what we're doing. We will continue to do this. 

5. Encourage SMFC directors to attend SMISA meetings once every six months starting September 2017 and continuing indefinitely – Our whole commitee had one meeting with the entire board and another with Gordon Scott, which have helped SMISA-club relations.

We have agreed the following objectives for 2018/19: 

1. Develop a plan outlining the principle of how the transition to majority fan ownership will work, and how SMISA and St Mirren will operate once we are majority owners of the club. To be presented to the members by March 2019 – We appreciate people have questions over how majority fan ownership will work. In the past two years we’ve learned a huge amount which will help us plan that. While it remains years away, we will publish a more detailed outline of how we see it working.

2. Have a strategy to increase the membership to 1,300 by March 2019. Strategy to be written and agreed by July 2018 – the higher our member numbers, the stronger we are. Last year we set a target but didn’t have a proper strategy to meet it. This year, we will develop a better plan aimed at persuading more people to join SMISA. 

3. Membership database to integrate with finance systems. To be implemented by April 2019 – we have a number of back-end systems but they aren’t all joined up. Procuring a more professional set-up will streamline our workload and make it easier for members to keep their details up to date.

4. Increase our meetings with the SMFC board to every three months – to make sure SMISA and SMFC have a good understanding of each other’s positions and continue to work well together. 

To sign off, we thank all the members who have given us useful feedback – positive or otherwise throughout the year. We will always attempt to answer any questions you may have via [email protected]. 

We appreciate it can be hard to keep everyone happy but also know the vast majority understand the SMISA committee are volunteers, balancing the often-substantial demands of this against busy personal and professional lives and hope the detail in this report conveys the level of thought, professionalism and commitment which goes into the running of SMISA.

We do this because we love our club and are proud to have built something which is not just taking it forward but which will make it possible for it to stay in the hands of the people of Paisley forever. We hope you share our pride in what your membership has achieved so far.

See you in the Premier League 

The SMISA committee