Fans vote on cash support for key projects
Fund will buy new gear
St Mirren supporters have moved to vote through a number of proposals in the latest round of SMISA ballots.
The St Mirren Independent Supporters Association recently asked their members to vote on where they would like to spend the £2 portion of their membership fees for the last quarter.
A sixth of the £12 monthly subscription goes into a discretionary pot for members to vote on.
The rest goes towards a fund to buy back shares from chairman Gordon Scott, who the trust helped to purchase the club last year.
A total of 839 members took part in the vote which saw all five proposals voted through.
Benefitting as a result are the St Mirren Youth Academy, St Mirren in the Community and the club’s first team.
The Youth Academy, based at Ralston, will be awarded £ 3,000 towards new equipment after 86 per cent of voters elected to back the option, while 115 had decided not to be in favour.
St Mirren in the Community will also receive new equipment thanks to 78 per cent of members voting in favour.
A donation of £1,000 will be made to help towards the running costs of a new St Mirren FC amputee football team, which is being backed by St Mirren secretary Chris Stewart, while £855 has been set aside after 73 per cent of SMiSA voters chose to back the purchase of matchday-quality footballs for the first team.
A SMiSA spokesman said: “All projects were approved by members and we thank the 839 of you who took the time to vote.
“SMiSA remains proud of the investments our members have made and are making in support of the good work the board are doing to take St Mirren forward, and we will continue to work in partnership around all future £2 spends.”
Top team Chairman Gordon Scott, George Adam MSP and Saints chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick