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Newsletter 65

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 19th October 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.

Membership Drive 
Membership numbers are steadily rising for this season and it is intended that application forms will be distributed to every supporter at the turnstiles on entering the stadium at the St Mirren game on Saturday.  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 the BairnsTrust stall on the concourse of the main stand any matchday. 

Quiz Night 2009

The BairnsTrust annual football quiz was held last Monday on 12th October 2009 in the Amarillo bar at the Stadium.  There was a healthy turnout of 15 teams including representatives from our neighbours at the Shire Trust, all battling to win the most prestigious trophy in Scottish Football.  The quiz was split into 8 rounds of 10 questions with questions ranging from "Who is Falkirk's all time goal scorer?" to "Which Scottish league ground has the lowest capacity?"

A successful night was eventually won by defending champions Stella's Allstar's.  This is the third year in a row the team have won the trophy so Congratulations!!  Many thanks to all who attended and bought raffle tickets.

Watch out for news of the General Knowledge quiz planned to be held in November.  More details to follow soon...

Win A Scottish Club Shirt

Complete a ten minute survey and enter a prize draw to win a Scottish football club shirt of your choice.

Supporters Direct in Scotland have put together an online survey to measure the views of supporters on a range of footballing issues. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and covers pyramid leagues, youth football and the running of the game in Scotland.

The responses will be used to allow Supporters Direct to contribute to current and future discussions surrounding Scottish football. The closing date for responses is Sunday 18 October 2009.

The survey can be completed here

Terms and Conditions for the Prize Draw can be found on the Supporters Direct Website.

Matchday Stalls

Both of the BairnsTrust matchday stalls situated at either end of the Main Stand concourse will be open for business as usual at the St Mirren game. There will be official Falkirk FC merchandise on sale, a back stock of old programmes which you may have missed, unique BairnsTrust merchandise not available anywhere else plus the usual team will be on hand to take your queries or questions. Membership forms are always avaliable.

BairnsTrust also take orders for all Falkirk away game programmes.  If you are unable to make a game and would like a programme, place your order at the stall or e-mail and it will be ready to uplift at the following home game.

You can also still browse the existing BairnsTrust merchandise online HERE.

Henry McLeish Visit

Former first minister Henry McLeish is currently undertaking a review of Scottish Football and looking at ways to improve our game.  He will not have enough time to visit every club in Scotland but through contacts with fans director and BairnsTrust vice-chairman Brian Guthrie, Mr McLeish chose Falkirk as one of the model clubs to visit. After visiting Falkirk Football club during the day and touring the training facilities at Stirling University, he attended the fans forum in the evening.

BairnsTrust's Committee members, Steven Jackson, Brian Guthrie, and Tom Paterson attended the forum on the future of Scottish football on the evening of Monday 28th September along with representatives from Falkirk Football Club and around 200 other delegates. The top table consisted of Gordon Smith, chief executive of the SFA; David Longmuir, chief executive of SFL; Ian Blair, chief executive of the SPL; James Proctor, development manager of Supporters Direct; Henry Mcleish, who is conducting a review of Scottish Football; Fraser Wishart of the Scottish PFA; and Jim Spence, who chaired the meeting.

View the full story at our website:

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The "FREE FUNDS" page allows anyone to raise OVER £250 for BairnsTrust (Falkirk Supporters Society Limited) without spending a penny! The featured retailers will make free donations just for switching to their service, participating in free trials or even simply registering on their site!

For example, eBay offer a £4.50 donation when you register and place just one bid (it doesn't even have to be a wining bid!), while The National Lottery will pay us £2 just for registering on their site and playing Lotto online for the first time!

LOVEFiLM offer an £5 donation when you sign up for a 14 day free trial of their dvd rental service.

Please log on to easyfundraising and click on the FREE FUNDS page for more details.

Other News
To reassure all concerned supporters, BairnsTrust have received the news that Fergus the Fox's head has been found and may well be making a welcome appearance at the next home game.  Everyone at BairnsTrust would like to wish Fergus all the best and our thoughts are with him at this difficult time.

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

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

PS - The answers to the questions above were 'Kenny Dawson' and 'Cliftonhill (Albion Rovers)'.

BairnsTrust Committee

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