As Stirling Albion take on Falkirk this coming Saturday, the club’s first community activities of the season also get under way. Prior to the game, young people from Stirling Islamic Centre will take part in an hour of coaching delivered by Community Engagement Manager, Andy Todd.
The group have been taking part in regular football sessions on Friday nights as part of the new Equity programme being rolled out by the Scottish FA. The programme aims to get more minorities involved in football and is led in the Central Region by Scottish FA Equity Officer, Atta Yaqub.
Teams from Stirling Albion Junior Academy and Falkirk in the Community will also participate in some football games on the pitch at half-time. The boys and girls will be coming to the game to get behind their team and then show off the skills they have been mastering throughout the season.
Stirling Albion Community Engagement Manager Andy Todd said: “These activities are the first of many that will take place on matchdays throughout the season. I am pleased that we have been able to invite along the equity group from Stirling Islamic Centre and hopefully this is the beginning of a positive partnership between the club and the equity programme.
“Having the community teams from both clubs will be a great sight on the pitch at half-time while the first teams battle it out. We hope there is a good turn out on the day and everybody enjoys the game.”
Admission is £5 adults and £3 concessions. Season ticket holders free.
Falkirk fans will be housed in the East Stand.