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We have one pre-season game left to play at home. Tickets are still available from the St Mirren Ticket Office and the Online Ticket Shop.
The ticket details are as follows:
Adult – £15
Newcastle United FC team will be made up from 1st team/reserves and U21 players
First SPFL Game
Our First SPFL game is on 3rd August 2013 at Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club. St Mirren fans will be located in the South Stand and will be able to pay at the gate.
The tickets details are as follows:
Adult – £21
Junior/16-25/Concession – £16
Under 12 – £10
Match Day Bar
The hospitality suite will be open again as a match day bar for our Game against Newcastle on 30th July 2013.
The suite will open from 5.30pm with last orders being called at 7pm bar allowing the bar to close as per licensing regulations at 7.15pm.
Entry is £5 for which you will be issued with a match day bar ticket which includes your first drink at the bar plus access to the bar for one hour post match. Please note that there will be no admission to the lounge post match if you don’t have a match day bar ticket.
No under 18s will be admitted unless accompanied by an adult.
Tickets for this event are available from the stadium’s main reception. Any unsold tickets will be sold on the day of the match (subject to availability) from the Hospitality Suite entrance.
Ticket Office West Stand
The new Ticket Office situated in the West Stand beside turnstiles 11-14 will be in operation again for the Newcastle match. This proved to be a big success. We realise that there was a queue towards kick-off and we would like to thank our fans for their patience. We are looking at ways to improve this, however all fans were able to enter the ground prior to kick-off.
The Ticket Office is open as follows:
Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm plus from 10am to kickoff on Tuesday 30th July 2013.
Matchday Parking at St Mirren
Season tickets for the White Car Park are still available to purchase at a cost of £50 for the season which covers all matches. The car park offers secure car parking behind the West Stand on matchdays. The Club are aware that there were initially delays in exiting the car park post match in the first season at Greenhill Road, but have worked hard since to ensure everyone can exit within 5-10 mins of the end of the match. We do require, for safety reasons, to ensure all pedestrians are outwith the stadium environ prior to commencement of exiting of vehicles.
We also offer parking on a match by match basis at a cost of £4, tickets available from the Car Park Steward at the entrance to the White Car Park.
To purchase a White Car Park season ticket, you can contact Main Reception (tel 0141 840 6121) at St Mirren Park or download the application at the bottom of this email
U20 SPFL League Fixtures
The fixtures for the U20s have now been released. The first 4 games are as follows:
06/08/13 Dunfermline V St Mirren
13/08/13 St Mirren V Ross County
20/08/13 Hibernian V St Mirren
03/09/13 St Mirren V Aberdeen
Full details can be found on the website.
St Mirren in the Community News
The 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 Panda Club is as follows:
* SFA/St Mirren FC Qualified Coach for 1 hours coaching.
* Lots of footballing fun within the new St Mirren Dome.
* 1 match day ticket. Children will be accompanied and supervised by Community Coaches to the match.
* Panda Club members will be seated in the exclusive ‘Panda Area’ in the Reid Kerr College Family (South) Stand.
* The cost per child is £3 with a season ticket (displayed upon arrival) and £5 without a season ticket.
Football sessions will take place on the astroturf inside the St Mirren Dome, located at the North Stand End of St Mirren Park.
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 pre-season fixtures are as follows;
St Mirren FC v Newcastle United FC
For bookings and further information please contact Football Development Officer Ross Paterson on (0141) 840-6131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last 2 Summer Camps
There are now only 2 weeks left of Summer Camps. Why not send your kids along, even for one day. Details are as follows:
29th July to 2nd August
St Mirren Dome Camp, 3 to 5 years, 0930-1230 £40 or 6 to 12 years 0930-1530 £60
5th August to 9th August
St Mirren Youth Academy, Ralston, Goalkeepers Camp, 5 to 14 years 1400-1700 £40
St Mirren Youth Academy, Ralston, Advanced Player Camp 1400-1700 £65 (kit included)
The Advanced Player Camp is open to boys and girls currently playing with a team who are looking to further develop their skills.
For more info please contact Community Coach, Dave Mackay by telephone: (0141) 840-6131 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Full details of all the camps can be found at http://www.saintmirren.net/pages/?p=24301.
Win a FREE professional family or personal portrait session
Act fast for a FREE professional family or personal portrait session this Sunday afternoon! What are you up to this Sunday? Available between 4.15 and 6 pm? Your chance to win a portrait session in a Glasgow studio and get 3 prints for FREE with one of our main photographers for Paisley.org.uk Alex Kyle Photography.
Session lasts no more than 1 hour. T&C’s apply (must smile, must be able to make your way to Kinning Park, must like photos and fun, no pets allowed this time… Up to 6 people max. Photos may be used for promotional purposes) Simply share this post and click ‘LIKE‘ at www.facebook.com/alexkylephotography
Missing Persons Appeal..
Last seen in Paisley Renfrewshire. Barry’s been missing since Monday night (15/07) and the family are getting really anxious about him. Can people (especially his friends in Scotland) please share this photograph?
If you are in touch with Barry – please ask him to call home and let everyone know he’s alright. If you’ve any information about his whereabouts over the last few days – please get in touch with the Paisley Police force on 0044 (0) 141 532 6180
Discount boost for sport in Renfrewshire
Local sports teams are being encouraged to get their pre-season training underway by taking advantage of the discounts available across Renfrewshire leisure facilities.
Renfrewshire Council has halved the cost of its synthetic pitches making it more affordable for local teams to continuing training in the area. The adult team hire cost for a two-hour session has fallen to £91.90 from £183.80 per hour, effectively giving teams their second hour of play for free.
Under 18s also benefit from the same price as a result of the council increasing its concessionary discount from 30 to 50% off the adult price. The concession for young people extends to all activities, across all sport facilities.
The measures are part of the council’s strategy to increase participation in sport and include a
£5 million overhaul of the council’s grass pitches and changing facilities.
Councillor Jim Harte, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Sport, Leisure and Culture Policy Board, said: “Giving residents access to affordable but also modern, high-quality leisure facilities is a key part of our Active Renfrewshire strategy. It increases people’s ability and desire to get active, which is good for individual wellbeing and the future of sport in Renfrewshire”.
Ahead of each new season the council undertakes a programme of maintenance to ensure its pitches remain in match-fit condition. This includes the repair or replacement of goalposts, seeding, weed control and line-painting.
Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said, “Our pitches are always fully booked. These measures ensure the clubs and groups that regularly use the pitches continue do so and feel they’re getting a better deal as a result. Local teams play an important role in supporting healthy lifestyles, promoting community involvement, and in giving younger players the opportunity to participate in sport at a level suited to their ability.
“Getting active in Renfrewshire however isn’t just about engaging in competitive sport. We want more people to take part in, and enjoy, whatever form of physical exercise suits them best. By increasing the concessionary discount, our younger residents have the opportunity to experience a whole range of pursuits such as swimming, visiting the gym, cheerleading or taking part in one of the many exercise classes available at our new facilities – all for half the adult price.”
Paisley prepares for piping hot town centre event
Paisley is preparing for a piping hot event at the weekend when it hosts some of Scotland’s top pipe bands as they go head to head in the town centre.
The fourth annual Paisley Pipe Band Competition will take place on Saturday 20 July from noon until 6pm.
Hundreds of pipers and drummers from around 19 bands will travel to the town from as far afield as Rothesay, Dunoon and Falkirk to compete before judges from the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.
Bands will take it in turn to parade down the High Street during the afternoon, through the final tuning area at the cenotaph, then down Gilmour Street to the competition arena in County Square.
The competition will take place over four different grades, with the presentation of prizes to take place in County Square at 5.30pm.
Chieftain of the event this year will be Renfrewshire’s Depute Provost, John Caldwell, who is appealing for residents to come along on the day.
He said: “The Paisley Pipe Band Competition is now an established fixture in the town’s summer event calendar and has been a great family day out in recent years.
“The sound and spectacle of hundreds of pipers and drummers in Highland dress making their way through the town will be one to behold.
“The weather forecast is good – as it was two weeks ago during a well-attended Sma’ Shot Day – and I hope to see as many visitors as possible out and about in the town centre.
“Events like this all help to put Paisley on the map as a music and culture destination, with some major Scottish acts on their way to the town later this year when we host The Royal National Mòd – Scotland’s premier celebration of Gaelic language and culture – as well as The Spree national arts festival.”
Information courtesy of www.renfrewshire.gov.uk
Paisley Pipe Band Championships 2013
Watch some of the best pipe bands from across the country do battle!
From Milngavie to Manchester, they’ll be coming to Paisley town centre to play for you and compete for some prestigious prizes before ‘marching past’ together.
Pipers will be marching down the High St from noon for judging in the main arena in County Square.
Now in its fourth year, the competition is a major staging post on the way to the World Pipe Band – don’t miss it.
Saturday 20th July County Square Paisley 12pm – 6pm
All Photographs taken by Anne McNair for http://www.paisley.org.uk
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Information from Renfrewshire Council.