Renfrew will be kitted out thanks to fans
Boys club sponsored by SMISA
Renfrew Boys Club 2005s are to be the first side to reap the rewards of SMISA sponsorship.
The local youth side entered the draw to receive new kits for the upcoming season, sponsored by the St Mirren Independent Supporters Association.
The Saints trust had set aside £700 of their kitty, coming from the £ 2 voting pot provided by members, to sponsor a Renfrewshire-based youth side.
The sides were then put into a hat and a draw was made at St Mirren’s Ralston training ground by manager Jack Ross.
‘Frew were the lucky side drawn out of the hat.
A SMISA spokesman explained: “One of the projects our members voted to spend some of the £ 2 members pot from April was for SMISA to sponsor a Renfrewshirebased youth team’s kits for the coming season.
“We had a number of teams put themselves forward to go into the draw to receive the £700 sponsorship and the draw – conducted by Jack Ross this week – saw Renfrew BC 2005s come out of the hat.
“The club will be able to spend the money on new kit which will carry a SMISA sponsor’s logo and we will look to involve them with St Mirren where possible.”
The trust are now planning for next month’s spend, as well as working behind the scenes to make sure that the proposals voted through last month are carried out before the new season gets started.
A spokesman added: “We are working on the two other projects agreed as part of the April spend – the replacement of the hall of fame boards in the ground, and a community season ticket scheme – and will update on both soon.
“The July spend is almost upon us and we have a number of possible projects we will be able to put before you, with that email to come out in a couple of weeks.
“If anybody has an idea they would like us to look into for possible inclusion in this or a future ballot, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org”