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VACANCY – FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT

Title: Football Development Officer Location: The Falkirk Stadium, 6 Stadium Way, Falkirk FK2 9EE Reports to: Business Development Manager Hours: Full-time Salary: £25,000 per annum Benefits: 25 days annual holiday plus 9 public holidays & 4% pension contribution About Falkirk Foundation Falkirk Foundation was established as a registered charity in September 2010 and aims to…

Football Memories and Senior Bairns return

The Falkirk FC Foundation is very happy to be supporting two popular Falkirk-based initiatives which are returning after a long absence due to the effects of the Covid pandemic. Football Memories was established in 2006 and met at The Maples, Stenhousemuir in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland. Sessions were also held in local care homes and…

VANCOUVER CLASSICS TRAVEL FROM CANADA TO PLAY FALKIRK FFIT

Monday the 22nd of August saw one of the Falkirk Foundation’s more successful programmes, Falkirk FFIT, take on an International team from Canada, The Vancouver Classics. The culmination of 2 years planning, delayed by covid, saw over 40 men take part in two small sided games at the Falkirk stadium. The Falkirk FFIT team was…

FOUNDATION’S CENTRE FORWARD PROGRAMME SHORTLISTED FOR SELF MANAGEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

The Falkirk Foundation’s Centre Forward programme has been shortlisted for the Self Management Awards 2022 Self Management in the Community Award! The shortlisted nominees were officially announced today and you can vote for your pick. Voting is open to the public until Tuesday 21st September. The winner will be announced the Awards Ceremony (a digital…

New Falkirk Foundation Strategy Launched

Today we are excited to launch our 2022-25 Falkirk Football Community Foundation Strategy which sets out the key areas in which we are delivering. This strategy is very much aligned to the Falkirk Plan 2021-30 and there are many areas of the work that we do that will feed into the deliverables in it. We…

MEET OUR FALKIRK WOMEN SQUAD FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON

FALKIRK AND CLACKMANNANSHIRE CARERS TO RECEIVE FALKIRK FC HOME TICKETS THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OUR BAIRNS INITIATIVE

Following an incredibly difficult two years and amidst the ongoing cost of living crisis, The Falkirk Foundation teamed up with our partners Falkirk Football Club to give those that are struggling the opportunity to come to games this season for free through the Support our Bairns initiative. Thanks to the generosity of the Falkirk fanbase,…

FOUNDATION PARTNER Y.E.S. FIND NEW EMPLOYEE THROUGH JOB FAIR

Your Equipment Solutions, our front of shirt sponsor, have hired a new face in Donald Macleod following last week’s Job Fair, hosted by The Falkirk Foundation, at The Falkirk Stadium. Donald, who starts his new job this week, turned up to the Job Fair held in the Brockville Bar in the Kevin McAllister Stand at The…

FALKIRK FOUNDATION KILTWALK 2022

Falkirk Foundation staff will be taking part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on 18th September and we are encouraging all members, coaches, volunteers, parents, players, supporters and the wider Falkirk community to join us! We are funding 50% off entry for everyone who registers to walk with us. Please enter code: FALKFEDI50 when signing up on https://thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/edinburgh. The funds raised will…

FALKIRK FOUNDATION’S NEW FFIT MEN’S 11-A-SIDE TEAM TO COMPETE IN THE NEW WARRIORS PREMIER LEAGUE

We are delighted to announce the newest members of The Falkirk Foundation, the FFIT Men’s 11-a-side team, who will compete in the new Warriors Premier League! Falkirk FFIT originated from the SPFL Trust funded Football Fans in Training programme run by the Foundation, with men looking to continue their journey beyond this and collectively stay…

CRAIG TULLY NAMED AS NEW FALKIRK WOMEN’S HEAD COACH AS BRAND NEW COACHING TEAM ANNOUNCED

Falkirk Women have appointed a whole new management team ahead of their new season including a new Head Coach in Craig Tully. Craig had a successful playing career in Scotland spanning 20 years, during this time he made appearances for a number of teams including Dundee, Ross County, Arbroath, Peterhead and Clyde. Since retiring as…

FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THREE YEAR DEAL WITH BACK OF SHIRT SPONSOR RJM

The Falkirk Football Community Foundation is delighted to announce a new deal with RJM Sports! The new deal, which will run for three years, will see Central Scotland’s most prominent sports store be the sole provider of the Foundation training kit for all our teams plus the equipment needed to run our programmes. This agreement…

CLUB AND FOUNDATION TO WEAR SAME KIT FOR COMING SEASON

Following the launch of our 2022/23 home kit this week, we are pleased to confirm that this kit will be worn by all Falkirk Foundation teams alongside the men’s first team. This will see the Falkirk home kit worn by nearly 50 community teams across the male and female pathways, in leagues across the central…

FALKIRK FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE YOUR EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS AS FRONT OF SHIRT SPONSOR

The Falkirk Foundation is delighted to announce the new front of shirt sponsor across all our teams, Your Equipment Solutions! Y.E.S., who has agreed on a three-year deal to sponsor Foundation teams, is an independently owned tool & plant hire, sales, and service & repair business based in Falkirk. The Your Equipment Solutions logo will…

FALKIRK FOUNDATION KILTWALK 2022

Falkirk Foundation staff will be taking part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on the 18th of September and we are encouraging all members, coaches, volunteers, parents, players, supporters, and the wider Falkirk community to join us! The funds raised will allow us to continue and expand our community teams and our award-winning projects. the funds will…

Falkirk FC Foundation in the running for prestigious European Award

During the Networking Dinner of the 17th European Football Development Network Conference in Liverpool, Falkirk FC Foundation was named one of the 10 football organisations on the longlist for the EFDN More than Football Award 2022. This prestigious award focuses on the great work being done by football organisations across Europe and as can be…

Our CEO meets the Duke of Cambridge with partners to discuss the Changing Room programme

The Changing Room, which is led by SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and uses football to bring men together to tackle mental health, today (Thursday 12 May) received a visit from the Duke of Cambridge. The Duke’s visit takes place during Mental Health Awareness Week (Monday 9 – Sunday 15 May). The theme of…

Falkirk Football Community Foundation and the Falkirk Football Club hosted our Recognition Awards Night

On Sunday evening Falkirk Football Community Foundation and the Falkirk Football Club hosted our Recognition Awards Night, in association with Bairns Business Club, in which we recognised the exceptional efforts of those in and around, and involved with, the club and foundation. A number of club and foundation volunteers were given awards in recognition of their…

Falkirk Foundation has received the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award.

Falkirk Foundation has received the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award. Highland RFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Director Ray Watt presented the Award to Derek Allison, Chief Executive of the Foundation, on 18 March in Falkirk. The award is in recognition of the support the charity gives to the Armed Forces. Falkirk Foundation CEO commented…

Get Fitter, Healthier and Happier in 2022 with FFIT

FFIT is a 13-week programme that can help you to improve both your physical health and mental wellbeing, a brilliant way to start the new year. The programme is available to both men and women aged 35-65, who want to improve their lifestyle. It’s time to Get Back to Falkirk Stadium where sessions will take…

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM EVERYONE AT THE FALKIRK FOUNDATION

Everyone here at the Falkirk Foundation has been extremely busy and in demanding circumstances, while continuing to work under the restraints of the Covid Pandemic. There is one thing that has been made clearer than ever is that 2021 has shown the value of having Falkirk Foundation at the heart of the community. We now…

The Falkirk Foundation collects big award

The Falkirk Foundation won a prestigious award on Friday night at Hampden Park as the charitable organisation picked up the ‘Best Community Football Project’ award at the 2021 Scottish FA Grassroots Football Awards ceremony. The foundation launched its CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services) Football Project in partnership with NHS Forth Valley over two…

Falkirk Football Community Foundation joins EFDN

We are excited to announce that Falkirk Football Community Foundation is now an official member of the European Football for Development Network (EFDN).   EFDN is a network of more than 100 European professional football clubs, leagues and associations who understand and are committed to their social responsibilities and have the passion to cooperate and…

Falkirk Foundation launch Festive programme of events and need your help

Falkirk Foundation will once again be taking part in the SPFL Trust’s project, Festive Friends, this festive season. Christmas time for many people is the most wonderful time of the year, it is a special time where friends and families come together to celebrate. However, for many others, it can be the opposite, and can…

Foundation sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant

In the week leading up to Remembrance day on the 11th November the Falkirk Foundation are proud to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant The Falkirk Football Community Foundation will endeavour in our business dealings to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are: • no member of the Armed Forces…

Ex-Servicemen Reflect On Their Experiences Ahead of Remembrance Day.

In the lead up to Remembrance Day we wanted to highlight the support that we are giving to our Armed Forces community through the work that the Falkirk Foundation and Falkirk FC are doing. Including the Foundation’s CEO, Derek Allison (Royal Navy) and Falkirk FC, Sporting Director, Gary Holt (Army) both organisations have ex-service personnel…

Falkirk Foundation win SFA Central Region Grassroots Award

The Falkirk Foundation are delighted to of been nominated and to have won a Scottish FA Central Region Grassroots Award this evening. The award in the Best Community Football Project For All category recognises participation in football from those from an underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds for our CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) programme. We…

Falkirk Foundation and Falkirk FC sign up to SAMH’s Mental Health in Sport Charter

On Sunday 10th October, World Mental Health Day, Falkirk Foundation and Falkirk Football Club are proud to announce a joint signing of the SAMH Mental Health for Physical Activity and Sport Charter. SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. The Charter contains an action plan that sets out how each organisation will work both individually…

Falkirk Foundation Donates unused kit to the children of Laos

We recently partnered with our Clubs Chaplain Mike Pirie, and worked with Empathy International, to send our old unused strips to Laos. There they will be used by the young people throughout the villages of Laos. Our Chief Executive, Derek Allison, commented ” When we heard about the great work that Empathy International does and…

Bringing The Changing Room To Falkirk

The Changing Room has one goal – to promote men’s mental health and wellbeing through the power of the beautiful game. Falkirk Foundation is delighted to bring The Changing Room to Falkirk Stadium as we look forward to kicking-off the innovative 12 week course that invites men to step down from the stands, into the…

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services Programme

  The Falkirk Foundation delivers a football based programme in partnership with NHS Forth Valley’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). The programme is a football based activity programme for young people aged between 7-16 years that are accessing the CAMHS service. There is more a need now than ever before with increased waiting…

Summer Camps 2021 participation numbers

The Falkirk Foundation are absolutely over the moon to present the participant numbers of our 2021 Summer Camps The commitment of the team to deliver, organise and engage over the past 8 weeks and for the programmes to run as smoothly as it did is a testament to their hard work and enthusiasm. It has been…

Off the Bench start 24th August, last few spaces available

Off the Bench is a fantastic SPFL Trust initiative for young people aged 17-24. Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government’s CashBack scheme, our charity is running a 12-week programme for young adults who are looking for a fresh start to build a better path going forward. Off the Bench is held within Falkirk Stadium,…

Coalfield Sport Works Fife Open Day

Open Day – 25th August. 12 – 1pm at Kelty Hearts Football Club Falkirk Foundation will be running Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s 10 week Sports Works programme in partnership with Kelty Hearts Football club here in Fife. For all essential details please see the flyer linked in the button below: Come along to the Open Day…

Falkirk Foundation And Falkirk Football Club Cement New Partnership With Kit Deal

From this coming season Falkirk FC’s new Development Squad Kit will be emblazoned with the logo of The Falkirk Foundation as the two organisations work more closely together under the ethos of ‘One Community, One Future.” The new Falkirk Development programme kicked off yesterday with a fixture against Dundee and was the first outing for…