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Newsletter 64

BairnsTrust Monthly Newsletter... For Falkirk Bairns Everywhere!
If you are reading our newsletter for the first time ... welcome to BairnsTrust as a new member. If you wish to review some of our previous newsletters they can be visited at the following section of the website HERE.
You are cordially invited to attend the Monthly Meeting in the Warm Up Area of the Falkirk Community Stadium on Monday 21st September 2009, KO 7.30pm.  There will be a full agenda for discussion, but if you have any concerns you wish to raise, please respond to either BairnsTrust or post your query on the message board at our website and we will try to cover on the night.  If you are unable to attend, the Minutes from the meeting will appear on our website later for your perusal HERE.

Brand New Corporate Sponsor - Darrells Cakes

BairnsTrust are delighted to announce the signing of our latest corporate sponsor - Darrells Cakes

Owner John Darrell is a lifelong Falkirk supporter, being a season ticket holder along with both his daughters for many years. 

Their premises are located at 26 Newmarket Street Falkirk.

Tel: 01324 620451  E-mail: 


"We are a family run business that has been running for 12 years. With John making the cakes and Isobel making the favours, our job is to make sure that your special day, what ever that happens to be, is exactly what you hope for.  We specialise in Wedding, celebration and novelty cakes as well hand made favours, each made with a loving hand and eye for detail."
John is the recommended supplier of the famous "Falkirk Cake"
Ask for a discount with BairnsTrust membership card

Meet The Manager

A capacity crowd of 120 packed into the Amarillo Bar at the Stadium on Thursday 03/09/09 for the first chance to talk to new first team manager Eddie May.  The evening was a huge success with everyone given the chance to ask their questions to the new man in charge.  Questions varied from "Why was Darren Barr playing at right back?" to "How much compensation did we pay to Neil McCann?".  All questions were given satisfactory answers with Managing Director George Craig taking any questions about off the field matters as well. 

All who were there also got a world exclusive that Craig 'Hagi' McPherson would be announced as the new youth academy manager!  It was also found out that only five teams have chosen to take part in the reserve league this year.  Eddie May stated that he would not be willing to play the teams who refused to form a league and will instead play northern English opponents such as Newcastle or Middlesborough.  Watch this space for future fixtures.

Eddie is keen to form a good bond with the Falkirk fans and his willingness to come to events like this emphasise that point.  BairnsTrust would like to wish Eddie every success in his new role and hopefully he can maintain our SPL status and more.  No pressure!

Barbers Pole & Perfection Sign Up

The first of our existing corporate sponsors to renew their memberships are the

Barbers Pole, 25 North Street, Bo'ness, EH51 0AQ 

Tel:01506 826556

Website: The Barbers Pole


Perfection Hair & Beauty, 28 Grahams Road, Falkirk, FK1 1HR  

Tel: 01324 629043

Website: Perfection Hair and Beauty

BairnsTrust are delighted both have decided to continue their sponsorship and are very grateful for all the help and support that they give.

Irish FA Presentation

In the second of two BairnsTrust events in the Amarillo Bar, visitors from the Irish FA were given a warm welcome on Thursday 10/09/09.  The evening consisted of a 40 minute DVD presentation followed by a question and answer session.  This was hosted by the Irish supporters group called 'The Green and White Army' and the DVD told the story of the past, present and future of supporting Northern Ireland.  It showed all the problems they used to have with bigotry and sectarianism and how they overcame these to produce what is now one of the best supporters atmosphere's in the world. 

A lot was learned from this session and many ideas were put forward such as having drums and megaphones given out at home games to create a better atmosphere at the Falkirk Stadium!  One of the major talking points was allowing fans to have the freedom to stand at matches.  This was taken on board by Managing Director George Craig and all parties will continue to work together to try to improve the Falkirk matchday experience.

Scottish Football Debate

Football fans are to have a unique opportunity to quiz the people who run Scottish football, including top men at the SFA, SPL and SFL.

Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, the University of Stirling, prides itself on fostering discussion on key sporting issues and on Monday 28 September it will get the ball rolling on the future of the beautiful game by hosting a public debate.

Ahead of former First Minister Henry McLeish’s eagerly anticipated Scottish Football review, the University will host a question-time style debate featuring the main men in Scottish football.

Henry McLeish will be joined in a hard-hitting panel which features Scottish Football Association Chief Executive Gordon Smith, Scottish Premier League Operations Director Iain Blair and Scottish Football League Chief Executive David Longmuir.

PFA Scotland Chief Executive Fraser Wishart and Supporters Direct Development Manager James Proctor complete the top table.

BBC Scotland pundit Jim Spence will chair the discussion at this one-off free public event to address the burning issues.

Extracted from the Supporters Direct website

Membership Drive 

The new season is upon us and it is that time of year again when BairnsTrust memberships are due for renewal.  As well as existing members, it is hoped that this year will bring a significant increase in new membership numbers with all Falkirk fans uniting together to push our team forward as part of Eddie May's revolution.  Everyone has a part to play, whether you get your friends to join, volunteer to help on the matchday stall or attend a BairnsTrust event... BairnsTrust needs you!  E-mail for more details.

Membership for this season is still only £5 for adults and free for under 16's.  Joining is easy, simply log on to our website HERE for more details or pay a visit to any one of the two BairnsTrust stalls on the concourse of the main stand any matchday.

The Kevin McAllister Roman Bar Falkirk Supporters Club have become the first to sign up for the new category of membership.  This entitles the supporters club to have five shares in BairnsTrust equal to five votes in any elections plus increased representation within BairnsTrust and therefore closer links with Falkirk FC.  It is expected that a number of the affiliated supporters clubs will follow suit and sign up for only £50 per season.

Other News
Fans are reminded that the league cup third round tie against Celtic has been moved to Wednesday 23rd September, 7.45pm Kick Off at Falkirk Stadium.  This game is NOT being shown live on TV.

The popular BairnsTrust Quiz Nights are just around the corner.
Time to brush up on your footballing knowledge, can you form a team to beat the reigning champions? For those who are interested in General Knowledge, there is a Quiz Night especially for you, get your team organised and keep a look out in future newsletters for confirmed dates and venues.

BairnsTrust have joined the Facebook revolution!
It is intended that this will provide an additional resource to inform members of what is going on at BairnsTrust including advertising future events.  Take a look and join Facebook HERE.

Finally, if you have any topics or articles you wish to be included in future BairnsTrust Electronic Newsletters, please respond by your preferred contact method below.
Look forward to seeing you on Monday night

BairnsTrust Committee

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Darrells Cakes

J H Kilt Hire

Building & Renovation Services

The Barbers Pole
Perfection Hair & Beauty

Beijing Villa Chinese Restaurant


Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers Limited

J W Bennie Kitchens & Bathrooms

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d) Attendance at the monthly BairnsTrust meetings at the Falkirk Community Stadium on the third Monday of the month, KO 7.30pm.

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