Street Stuff kids are up for the cup
Street Stuff kids got a special treat this week when two of St Mirren’s victorious Renfrewshire Cup-winning team dropped in on a training session.
The young players got to meet Saints stars and local lads Marc MacAusland and Jason Naismith, scorer of the winner in a 1-0 victory over Greenock Morton in the annual clash.
The surprise visit also gave the youngsters the chance to get their hands on the cup itself.
Councillor Eddie Devine, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment Policy Board, said: “I was a happy man to see St Mirren win the cup and I hope it’s the first sign that we’re in for a great season.
“The football club is a huge part of the success of Street Stuff and the senior players really show their support. They are an example to the kids of what you can achieve with hard work and dedication to self-improvement.”
The award-winning Street Stuff programme is designed to divert young people away from possible antisocial behaviour and has lowered youth disorder rates across Renfrewshire.
Street Stuff is a partnership between Renfrewshire Council, St Mirren Football Club, Engage Renfrewshire, Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue.
Street Stuff has a full programme of activities across Renfrewshire during the summer. Details are available at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]