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October Week – Football Camps

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St Mirren in the Community are now taking bookings for the upcoming October Week Holiday Football Camps.
The Camps will run over the school October Week holiday at the club’s exclusive Carbrini@JD Airdome from Monday 17th October to Friday 21st October.
There will be camps for 3 to 5 year olds and 6 to 12 year olds, a Goalkeeper Camp and a Breakfast Club for those who need to drop their kids off at the camps a bit earlier.
Participants at the Football Camps are required to bring with them suitable indoor clothing and footwear (no metal studs or blades), shin guards and goalkeeper gloves (if appropriate) in addition to a light healthy snack and plenty of water/non-fizzy drinks.
Bookings can be made by downloading and printing the booking form, completing it in full and returning it to the address provided.
To download the booking form please click HERE.
For further information please contact the St Mirren in the Community team by e-mail: communityadmin@stmirren.com.

Community Football Centres – Update

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St Mirren in the Community would like to remind parents of changes to the community football classes timetable due to the upcoming holiday weekend.
In addition to the classes at Gryffe High School and Rashielea Primary School on Friday 23rd September and the classes at St Paul’s Primary School on Monday 26th September all being cancelled due to the holiday, the football centres at the Carbrini@JD Airdome on Saturday 24th September and Sunday 25th September are also cancelled.
The revised timetable for the next week is as follows:
Tuesday 20th September
Kilbarchan Primary School, Kilbarchan – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Kilbarchan Primary School, Kilbarchan – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Arkleston Primary School, Renfrew – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Arkleston Primary School, Renfrew – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday 21st September
Ralston Primary School, Ralston – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Ralston Primary School, Ralston – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday 22nd September
Lochbarr Services, Lochwinnoch – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Lochbarr Services, Lochwinnoch – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Friday 23rd September
No classes due to holiday weekend.
Saturday 24th September
No classes due to holiday weekend
Sunday 25th September
No classes due to holiday weekend
Monday 26th September
No classes due to holiday weekend.
The first session is free then £3.50 per session thereafter made payable on the day.
For further information about Community Football Centres please call (0141) 889-2558 or e-mail communityadmin@stmirren.com.
To download the timetable please click HERE.

Community Football Centres – Holiday Weekend Changes

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St Mirren in the Community would like to remind parents of changes to the community football classes timetable due to the upcoming holiday weekend.
The classes at Gryffe High School and Rashielea Primary School on Friday 23rd September and the classes at St Paul’s Primary School on Monday 26th September will all be cancelled due to the holiday.
The revised timetable for the next week is as follows:
Monday 19th September
St Pauls Primary School, Foxbar – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
St Pauls Primary School, Foxbar – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday 20th September
Kilbarchan Primary School, Kilbarchan – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Kilbarchan Primary School, Kilbarchan – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Arkleston Primary School, Renfrew – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Arkleston Primary School, Renfrew – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday 21st September
Ralston Primary School, Ralston – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Ralston Primary School, Ralston – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday 22nd September
Lochbarr Services, Lochwinnoch – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Lochbarr Services, Lochwinnoch – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Friday 23rd September
No classes due to holiday weekend.
Saturday 24th September
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 3-7yrs – Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 8-12yrs – Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Sunday 25th September
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 3-6yrs – Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 7-12yrs – Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Carbrinin@JD Airdome (Additional Supports Needs Football) – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Monday 26th September
No classes due to holiday weekend.
The first session is free then £3.50 per session thereafter made payable on the day.
For further information about Community Football Centres please call (0141) 889-2558 or e-mail communityadmin@stmirren.com.
To download the timetable please click HERE.

SMiSA Panda Club – Saints v Doonhamers

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St Mirren in the Community are delighted to confirm that the SMiSA Panda Club will be open as usual for Saturday’s Ladbrokes Championship fixture against Queen of the South at the Paisley 2021 Stadium.
The SMiSA Panda Club is open to St Mirren fans, both male and female, aged 5-12 years old and membership is FREE!!
A day at the SMiSA Panda Club is as follows:
* SFA/St Mirren FC Qualified Coach for 1 hours coaching.
* Lots of footballing fun within the Carbrini@JD Airdome.
* 1 match day ticket. Children will be accompanied and supervised by Community Coaches to the match.
* SMiSA Panda Club members will be seated in the exclusive ‘Panda Area’ in the West College Scotland Family (South) Stand.
* The cost per child is £2 without a season ticket and FREE for those with a season ticket (displayed upon arrival)
* Football sessions will take place on the astroturf pitches inside the Carbrini@JD Airdome, located at the North Stand end of the Paisley 2021 Stadium.
Adults wishing to attend the game can purchase tickets from the St Mirren Ticket Office.
Parents are to collect their child at the Community Office, located at the North Stand end of the stadium, at the end of the match
Panda Club details for Saturday’s game are as follows:
St Mirren v Queen of the South
Saturday 10th September 2016
1:00pm – 5:00pm
For bookings and further information about the SMiSA Panda Club please contact Stephen Gallacher by mobile: 07557 281 581 or e-mail: stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com.

Tony and Campbell – Pro-Life Fitness Challenge

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St Mirren chief Tony Fitzpatrick is on a mission to get fitter and healthier in a bid to find his perfect love match.
The Saints legend has joined Pro-Life Fitness Centre in Paisley in a bid to improve his lifestyle, shed pounds and get himself back into the dating game.
Fitz is taking action hoping he might find the love of his life at the popular gym where he will be put through his paces under the watchful eye of fitness guru Gayle Brannigan.
The former captain and manager of the Buddies has vowed to dump crisps, chocolate and biscuits in the fight to get leaner while tackling a tough training programme designed to help him reach his goal.
Tony, who took over as chief executive at the club he loves earlier this year, revealed: “The truth is I’m looking for love. The time is right. It’s been a long while since I had someone special in my life.
“But I need to get myself back into shape first, leaner, fitter and healthier and if I train hard I will be lucky enough find romance at Pro-Life.
“To be honest I think it is time to tackle both my fitness and love life. I’m not in the best shape I’ve ever been in and would like to lose a few pounds. I used to be a machine – working hard at training and fitness levels daily as a player and then as a manager.
“I’ve let that slip because of the hours I put in and the lifestyle I lead where I’m grabbing a snack whenever I can and it is never a healthy option. It’s easier just to have a packet of crisps or chocolate on the road or when I get home late at night than cook something. I love chocolate, it’s my downfall.
“My goal is to get fitter, healthier and if, at the same time I meet someone special that would be great. I know the team here can help me with nutrition and exercise advice. They are training our players so I thought it would be a good idea to join Pro-Life as well to take advantage of the expertise here.”
The former Saints captain revealed frankly: “it would be a real bonus if I found romance and I believe it might just happen at this smashing gym in Paisley.
“I don’t mind admitting that the truth is I’m hoping to find the new love of my life and if I get fitter and healthier in the process then what’s not to like.”
The former player and manager added: “The fact that every penny profit from the gym goes to help our hospices and rising young sports stars in the community is another reason I’m here.
“Renfrewshire Sports Charity who run Pro-Life is doing a great job with Gayle and the team working hard to make sure it just keeps growing and growing getting better and better.”
The gloves are off too as Tony is going head to head in this fitness challenge with the Buddies commercial manager Campbell Kennedy.
Campbell joked: “I’ve been in the gym but only to hand in a signed strip or a ball as a donation for a charity event. I’m a bit nervous about all of this but I’m definitely up for it.
“Tony and I do stressful jobs with long and often unusual hours. You’re basically on call 24 hours a day and that’s fine but it can lead to ignoring your lifestyle when it comes to eating healthy food at regular times and getting some exercise.
“I’ll give it my best shot.”
The duo kicked off their new fitness regime by trying out some of the equipment at the centre in New Sneddon Street where they were left in no doubt it wasn’t going to be easy.
Chief executive at RSC Gayle Brannigan said: “We’re delighted Tony and Campbell have joined the Pro-Life family but they will get no favours from us.
“After their induction which includes a health check and fitness level test we will devise a unique programme for each of them which will include cardio vascular workouts like the treadmill, rowing machines and bikes.
“Campbell’s wife Eileen and his daughter Fiona have also joined us so it is great to get this support for the gym and the charity.”
Gayle added: “I remember Tony training as a player. He was like a machine nothing got in his way. I know his level of dedication for anything he takes on board. I never knew Tony was looking for love but he deserves to have someone special in his life. He’s just a great guy.”
If you want to get into shape while looking for love just like Tony or join a gym where members become part of the family then ring the Pro-Life team at 98 New Sneddon Street on (0141) 889 5027.
Your membership will also help Renfrewshire’s two hospices.

SMiSA Panda Club – Saturday’s Game

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St Mirren in the Community are delighted to confirm that the SMiSA Panda Club will be open as usual for Saturday’s Ladbrokes Championship fixture against Queen of the South at the Paisley 2021 Stadium.
The SMiSA Panda Club is open to St Mirren fans, both male and female, aged 5-12 years old and membership is FREE!!
A day at the SMiSA Panda Club is as follows:
* SFA/St Mirren FC Qualified Coach for 1 hours coaching.
* Lots of footballing fun within the Carbrini@JD Airdome.
* 1 match day ticket. Children will be accompanied and supervised by Community Coaches to the match.
* SMiSA Panda Club members will be seated in the exclusive ‘Panda Area’ in the West College Scotland Family (South) Stand.
* The cost per child is £2 without a season ticket and FREE for those with a season ticket (displayed upon arrival)
* Football sessions will take place on the astroturf pitches inside the Carbrini@JD Airdome, located at the North Stand end of the Paisley 2021 Stadium.
Adults wishing to attend the game can purchase tickets from the St Mirren Ticket Office.
Parents are to collect their child at the Community Office, located at the North Stand end of the stadium, at the end of the match
Panda Club details for Saturday’s game are as follows:
St Mirren v Queen of the South
Saturday 10th September 2016
1:00pm – 5:00pm
For bookings and further information about the SMiSA Panda Club please contact Stephen Gallacher by mobile: 07557 281 581 or e-mail: stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com.

Community Football Centres – Free Match Tickets

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This week the Community Football Centres will be giving away vouchers for one FREE adult ticket and one FREE child ticket for Saints’ Ladbrokes Championship match against Queen of the South at the Paisley 2021 Stadium this coming Saturday (10th September).
If you attend one of the Community Football Centres over the course of this week you will get the voucher which you can redeem for the match tickets. So don’t delay, get along to one of our Community Football Centres and take part to claim your prize.
The timetable for the Community Football Centres is as follows:
Mondays
St Pauls Primary School, Foxbar – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
St Pauls Primary School, Foxbar – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesdays
Kilbarchan Primary School, Kilbarchan – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Kilbarchan Primary School, Kilbarchan – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Arkleston Primary School, Renfrew – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Arkleston Primary School, Renfrew – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesdays
Ralston Primary School, Ralston – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Ralston Primary School, Ralston – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Thursdays
Lochbarr Services, Lochwinnoch – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Lochbarr Services, Lochwinnoch – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Fridays
Gryffe High School, Houston – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Gryffe High School, Houston – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Rashielea Primary School, Erskine – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Rashielea Primary School, Erskine – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Saturdays
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 3-7yrs – Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 8-12yrs – Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Sundays
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 3-6yrs – Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 7-12yrs – Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Carbrinin@JD Airdome (Additional Supports Needs Football) – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Please note that centres are off during October, Festive and Easter school holidays. Sessions may be subject to change due to events taking place within centres throughout the term. Please check www.saintmirren.net for weekly updates
The first session is free then £3.50 per session thereafter made payable on the day.
For further information about Community Football Centres please call (0141) 889-2558 or e-mail communityadmin@stmirren.com.
To download the timetable please click HERE.

Community Football Centres – Free Match Tickets

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The ever-popular Community Football Centres started on a new timetable last week and in the upcoming week St Mirren FC will be giving away vouchers for one FREE adult ticket and one FREE child ticket for Saints’ Ladbrokes Championship match against Queen of the South at the Paisley 2021 Stadium on Saturday 10th September.
If you attend one of the Community Football Centres this coming week you will get the voucher which you can redeem for the match tickets. So don’t delay, get along to one of our Community Football Centres and take part to claim your prize.
The timetable for the Community Football Centres is as follows:
Mondays
St Pauls Primary School, Foxbar – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
St Pauls Primary School, Foxbar – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesdays
Kilbarchan Primary School, Kilbarchan – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Kilbarchan Primary School, Kilbarchan – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Arkleston Primary School, Renfrew – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Arkleston Primary School, Renfrew – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesdays
Ralston Primary School, Ralston – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Ralston Primary School, Ralston – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Thursdays
Lochbarr Services, Lochwinnoch – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Lochbarr Services, Lochwinnoch – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Fridays
Gryffe High School, Houston – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Gryffe High School, Houston – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Rashielea Primary School, Erskine – Age: 3-5yrs – Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Rashielea Primary School, Erskine – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Saturdays
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 3-7yrs – Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 8-12yrs – Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Sundays
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 3-6yrs – Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Carbrinin@JD Airdome – Age: 7-12yrs – Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Carbrinin@JD Airdome (Additional Supports Needs Football) – Age: 6-12yrs – Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Please note that centres are off during October, Festive and Easter school holidays. Sessions may be subject to change due to events taking place within centres throughout the term. Please check www.saintmirren.net for weekly updates
The first session is free then £3.50 per session thereafter made payable on the day.
For further information about Community Football Centres please call (0141) 889-2558 or e-mail communityadmin@stmirren.com.
To download the timetable please click HERE.

Street Stuff Timetable (Up to 18th December 2016)

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Street Stuff runs sessions on Monday to Saturday evenings providing young people aged between 10 and 18 with a range of FREE activities including Street Football with coaches from St Mirren Football Club and The Box multi-purpose activity space among others.
The Street Stuff programme also offers dance sessions which are now part of the programme timetable.
These sessions are a great way for young people to get out and have fun in a safe, healthy and positive environment with access to high quality facilities and top class coaching from St Mirren Football Club.
Street Stuff is a diversionary project providing young people with an opportunity to have fun, get fit and active and meet other people their age.
Street Stuff is run in partnership with Renfrewshire Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Engage Renfrewshire and St Mirren Football Club.
The timetable that will run till 18th December is as follows:
Mondays (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
Youth Bus – Knockhill Park
Football & Youth Bus – Our Lady of Peace Primary School
Football – Shortroods
Youth Bus – Howwood Village Hall
Tuesdays (6:30pm – 9:30pm*)
Football – Gallowhill Community Centre
Football & The Box – Bargarran MUGA
Dance – Bargarran Primary School (*6:30pm – 8:30pm)
Football & Youth Bus – Lochfield Marshes
Football & Youth Bus – Shortroods
Football & Youth Bus – McMaster Centre
Dance & Football – Elderslie Kirk (*6:30pm – 8:30pm)
Wednesdays (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
Football & Youth Bus – Newmains MUGA
Football & Youth Bus – Durrockstock
Football & Youth Bus – Seedhill
Cheerleading – St Mirren FC
Thursdays (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
Dance & Youth Bus – Kirklandneuk Community Centre
Football & Youth Bus – Our Lady of Peace Primary School
Dance & Youth Bus – Bushes Primary School
Football – Shortroods
Football – McMaster Centre
Fridays (6:30pm – 9:30pm*)
Football & Youth Bus – Gallowhill Community Centre
Football & Youth Bus – Our Lady of Peace Primary School
Football – Skye Crescent
Dance – Foxbar Community Centre (*4:00pm – 6:00pm)
Football – Durrockstock
Dance – Glenburn Community Centre
Football & Youth Bus – St Mirren FC
Youth Bus – Lochwinnoch
Saturdays (5:30pm – 8:30pm)
Football & Youth Bus – Gallowhill Community Centre
Football & The Box – Bargarran
Football & Youth Bus – Skye Crescent
Football – St Mirren FC
Football & Youth Bus – Johnstone Castle (top)
If you require any further info please contact Stephen Gallacher on mobile: 07557 281 581 or by e-mail: stephen.gallacher@stmirren.com.
For more information on Street Stuff Dance please contact Street Stuff Dance Co-ordinator, Rachel Elliott on Tel: (0141) 840-6125, Mob: 07702 865 4925, E-mail: rachel.elliott@stmirren.com.
To learn more about Street Stuff please visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/streetstuff.

Were You Quicker Than Gordon?

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Saints fans will remember that chairman Gordon Scott issued a challenge to everyone running the Paisley 10K last weekend. Anyone who beat Gordon whilst wearing a St Mirren top would win a free ticket to the upcoming match against Queen of the South on 10th September at the Paisley 2021 Stadium.
Gordon was pleased with his run with a chip time of 00:47:43. Did you sign up for the challenge and beat that time?
If so, then come along to the Paisley 2021 Stadium with proof of your time and you’ll get yourself a free ticket to see the Buddies in action.