Falkirk Foundation runs one of the most successfully community football programmes and clubs in the region. Working in close association with Falkirk Football Club, we run football activities for the whole community. Working closely with the Club, the Scottish football Association, Falkirk Community Trust, Active Schools and other partners we introduce people to football, deliver programmes that improve their skills, ensuring they enjoy the game and continue to participate.
Our Falkirk player pathway starts with Mini Bairns for 2-4 year olds, where we introduce movement and coordination skills, using football as a theme. This is conducted indoors at The Falkirk Stadium and at other local venues.
The Junior Academy provides the next stage in the Falkirk player pathway and offers a structured coaching programme for children from age 4 to 12 years old. It delivers football activity, combining skills with small sided game play and aims to develop lifelong learning alongside football.
Our community teams provide the opportunity for everyone who wants to play football to be able to play for Falkirk. Teams play non-competitive fixtures at 4, 5 & 7 a side before stepping up to competitive 11 a side competitions in local league associations. Participation in these teams can lead to the Forth Valley Football Academy and ultimately Falkirk Football Club.
We deliver football activity in partnership with other organisations across the Forth Valley. Our Mental Health Football session, run in partnership with NHS Forth Valley and The Caledonia Clubhouse, is proving popular. #FootballTherapy
We currently run a senior ladies team, which competes at a high level across Scotland and have recently developed a girls youth team structure below this to encourage further participation and performance by girls in the Forth Valley area.
Falkirk Foundation is continually looking to provide additional opportunities for people to play football. We are currently investigating an Over 35’s men’s team and opportunities for young people with a disability.