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Friday, 1st December 2017 10:10am

A number of meetings have been held this week concerning a variety of operational matters that have focussed on commercial, matchday operations and Broadwood.
This has included; reviewing with the manager arrangements for video analysis of matches, meetings with stadium management to improve the matchday experience of supporters and interviews with potential volunteers to assist the club and the foundation.
Finally, the review of commercial activities has continued with a view to securing additional resource to promote the club and increase the range of commercial partners.

Friday, 1st December 2017 10:08am

The Club had a representative at the Scottish FA Convention yesterday. This annual event offers member clubs the chance to hear from high profile speakers, discussing a wide range of topics. A number of workshops were also run throughout the day with a presentation by the Scottish FA Youth Ambassadors of Change.

The speakers included:-

- David Elleray of IFAB took the time to consider how the use of video technology will change football.
- Ross Wilson, Southampton’s Director of Football Operations, spoke to the audience about his role at St Mary's as well as the culture and best practices employed by himself at the club

In addition, presentations were also delivered by Scottish FA performance director, Malky Mackay, Scotland Women's National Team head coach Shelley Kerr and former Scotland midfielder Murdo MacLeod.

Monday, 27th November 2017 8:49pm

The Community Foundation board met today. The board meets every second month and the time is an opportunity for staff to update the trustees on current activities and future plans.

Monday, 27th November 2017 8:48pm

The club attended a Club Secretary training event at Hampden today. The day provided operational updates on a series of matters including; governance, child wellbeing & protection, club licence, disciplinary protocols, player contracts, loan regulations, development leagues and membership criteria.
The meeting also had speakers on football safety, employment law and the PFA.

Friday, 24th November 2017 5:33pm

The club attended the SPFL 1 & 2 clubs meeting at Hampden this afternoon. These are twice a season meetings where senior staff at the SPFL give an update on current activities and clubs can raise issues of concern.

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 11:47am

Following our Scottish Cup tie against East Fife it was decided to appeal against the red card shown to Martin McNiff.
In order to appeal, notice of the club's intention had to be submitted in writing by 3pm on Monday. On Tuesday, additional information including video submission and further explanation of the grounds of appeal had to be submitted by 3pm.
This having been done, the club has been invited to attend the hearing on Thursday morning at Hampden when a decision will be made.

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 11:46am

It has been a busy period with the change in first team management taking priority in recent weeks.
Meetings were held with the previous manager and a decision was made to implement a change. Arrangements were then put in place to manage the transition between management teams.
Interest from a wide range of candidates was noted, with meetings held to shortlist those candidates. Interviews took place over a couple of days and a decision was reached. Prior to the announcement of Danny Lennon being appointed, each applicant who forwarded their CV for consideration was notified of the decision.
Since Danny's appointment meetings have been held with him in regard to ensuring that he is aware of the squad's contractual circumstances, training and matchday arrangements, all with a view to enabling Danny to quickly focus on leading the development of the first team squad.

Wednesday, 1st November 2017 11:18am

A preparation meeting was held at BAaD Glasgow, ahead of next week's annual Sports Dinner.
This covered all aspects of the night including the agenda, venue layout, seating plan, menu and catering, bar facilities and technical assistance.
Limited places now remain to book, with the event nearing its capacity.

Friday, 27th October 2017 5:29pm

Letter received from the SFA Compliance Officer in regards to the incident during last weekend’s match, which saw goalkeeping coach Kris Scullion sent to the stand.
An offer of a fixed suspension was received. Having spoken to the compliance officer and Kris, the offer was accepted in writing this afternoon. Kris will therefore be suspended from the technical area for tomorrow's game.

Tuesday, 24th October 2017 10:54am

The club was in attendance at SPFL General Meeting on Monday.

The meeting included presentations on a new community initiative (focussed on clubs working with schools) by the BBC, the newly formed Nations League by SFA chief exec Stewart Reagan and the risk of online fraud by Police Scotland.

Neil Doncaster gave a review of current work, including an update on league & competitions sponsorship deals, potential rule changes with regards to pitch protection and designation of seats for managers/coaching staff who are sent off.

A sub group of the competitions working group has been formed to discuss Colt Teams. It was also confirmed that the Betfred Cup format would remain the same, though there may be some changes to the order that games are played.