You, the fans, are the most important part of the St Mirren FC family.
When we recently announced that season tickets for the next campaign would go on sale we did so in the hope and belief that you, our loyal supporters, would look beyond the COVID-19 uncertainties and take a leap of faith in the future by backing the club and committing to supporting our team.
You have already repaid that faith with first week season ticket sales approaching 1000. This is a magnificent response, thank you.
#BeInThatNumber, you deserve your own Saints number, just like the players on the pitch. That is why each 2020/21 season ticket will grant you one, starting at number 12 – recognising that the fans are our 12th man. That number will be yours to proudly own.
We will regularly give out prizes to the holder of a relevant number in St Mirren history, we will find out the first winner later this week when numbers are allocated to all those who have already committed to next season.
Look out for Jim Goodwin and Tony Fitzpatrick sharing special number shout outs on our social media channels in the weeks to come, with special Saints prizes for those chosen.
We are all in this together and by being in that number the fans and players will stand side by side throughout a season that will be unlike any other. #AllInThisTogether
Check out our sites:
Street Stuff update
Click on the link for our timetable of activities from Monday 18th May to Sunday 24th May.
Street Stuff are running their second colour in competition, this is exclusive for the 8-12 year old age groups, and the winner will receive the new up-coming season St Mirren FC home football jersey.
Our coaching staff are promoting the Young Scot #LockdownLockdown campaign which has additional information available for all young people to view as well as events to participate in.
Supporters can still get in touch with the club via email.
St Mirren Charitable Foundation
Over the course of the past week or so our team of coaches have been calling every single household and individual we have on our database to check in and see how they are coping during lockdown and to identify if they have any areas where they require additional support whether that be practical, tangible or simply advice. The team have been doing a great job and will have all of the calls completed this Friday, they have highlighted many families who do indeed need help but just didn’t want to ask, we will be providing support to these families going forward. Please keep in mind that it is not a weakness to ask for help and that is exactly why we are here, all contact, calls and services are confidential. If you or someone you know is struggling and would benefit from a call please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are all in this together.
Prior to lockdown we had a full schedule of fundraising events planned for St Mirren FC Charitable Foundation this year which play a large part in our annual income. When KiltWalk was postponed like many other charities, we were devastated as we had estimated approx. £20,000 from that one day which for us is a large sum.
The fans, local business partners and players have been amazing and our JustGiving page is now sitting at over £6,500 which is incredible, we would like to thank every single person who has donated and provided support during this time. On that note this week we would like to extend special thanks to Ian Henderson of Henderson Properties, Mr Henderson made a generous donation directly to the Foundation and we are very grateful for this act of kindness and also for his thoughtful words of support.
Our good friends at Paisley Community Trust have invited St Mirren FC CEO Tony Fitzpatrick and Gayle Brannigan onto Paisley Community Chat Show at 8pm Wed 20th May to chat about all things St Mirren FC and all things Paisley. Thank you for inviting us, we are looking forward to it and hope you will all tune in, we will be streaming live on Facebook and YouTube.
Thank you for your constant faith and kindness.
While we would much rather have completed season 19/20 and pushed for a higher league position we are delighted to have finished in 9th place. Enormous credit must be given to Jim and all his staff for what they have achieved this season given the rebuilding job that was required and the time frame within which it had to be done.
Over the last 4 years we have seen year on year improvement both on and off the pitch and we are desperate to get the chance to continue that progress in the coming season.
However, this will be a season like no other we have ever witnessed in our lifetimes where we will need the unconditional support of both fans and sponsors alike to ensure that our great club survives no matter what prevails.
We all live in hope that the glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel we are starting to see continues to grow but you can rest assured that your board of directors stand willing to take whatever actions are possible to ensure that we are safely playing football again next season and beyond in a stadium full of our fans.
Stay safe and #BeInThatNumber!