The Stirling Albion Junior Academy recently organised a collection of the players’ old kits, boots etc to donate to the Gambinos in Africa.
This is the second collection they have had for the Gambinos this year.
Sharon Grant, fundraising manager for SAJA, received over 30 pairs of boots and almost 100 shirts, as well as shorts, socks, shin guards & goalie gloves.
A big thanks to everyone who helped.
Stirling High School – Saturday 9th January – CANCELLED
Unfortunately, the 9.00am and 11.30am community football classes at Stirling High School tomorrow morning have had to be cancelled due to matters outside our control.
The classes will commence next week, 16th January.
All those booked on to the classes have been notified via e-mail.
If you have not booked yet, you can do so by following the venue links on the left-hand side of the page.
Community Engagement Manager
Stirling Albion Football Club
Stirling Albion are pleased to announce that our next block of football classes, starting in January, are available to book via the links on the left-hand menu of the website.
The age groups covered are 5-12 and the venues are the Allan Centre in Bridge of Allan, Balfron High School, Cambusbarron Community Centre, Dunblane High School, Stirling High School, The Peak and Forthbank Stadium.
These classes give boys and girls the opportunity to develop their football skills in a fun and friendly environment through a number of fun skills games and small sided matches. Ideal for those just starting out in football or those who would like more practice and perfecting their skills.
To keep up with all the latest on community classes follow @SAFCCommunity on Twitter or Like the SAFC Community page on facebook. Stirling Albion’s Community Engagement Manager is Andy Todd, and he can be contacted via:
Phone: 01786 450399
Stirling Albion Junior Academy is holding a ‘Red and White Party Night’ fundraiser on Saturday June 13 from 8.00pm until midnight at the Bannockburn Miners Welfare Club.
There will be a disco and the Vegas Bachelors are playing live. This is strictly an adult-only event and admission is by ticket – these cost £10 per person and include a hot buffet.
Part of the SAFC family, the Junior Academy provides football training and matches for children from the age of six – we currently have six squads and over 110 players.
Money raised at the event will be used to purchase new training equipment and kit.
Local businesses and supporters can also help by selling raffle tickets or donating raffle prizes.
For further details please e-mail Sharon Grant firstname.lastname@example.org
The Easter holidays are fast approaching and Stirling Albion are running two weeks of Easter holiday football with our partners at Active Stirling!!!
Children as young as 3 and 4 can enjoy Mini Kickers sessions which run each day from 10am-11am in the PEAK.
5-6 year olds can take part in morning long sessions from 9am-12pm and children aged 7-14 years old can attend for full days between 9am and 4pm!!
Week one of the camps runs from Monday 6th April – Friday 10th April and week two runs Monday 13th April – Friday 17th April.
You can book your child on for the full week or you can pick and choose daily bookings.
Each child who books on the Easter camps will have the opportunity to play on the main pitch at half time during Stirling Albion’s SPFL One game against Morton on 18th April 2015!!!*
Bino the Bear, Stirling Albion’s mascot, will also make surprise appearances at some sessions and there will be Stirling Albion prizes up for grabs during the weeks!**
For more information, and how to book, please visit www.activestirling.org.uk/activekids to view the online brochure.
*Participation is only available for the game advertised – no alternatives will be given. Match may be subject to change due to weather conditions and availability. Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult. Every child participating will receive one ticket for a parent/guardian to enter the match. Registration is compulsory if participating in the half time activity and you must register no later than Friday 17th April 2015. For more details please contact Stirling Albion Community Engagement Manager, Andrew Todd on 01786 450399 or email email@example.com . More information will be sent upon receipt of registration.
**Bino the Bear may not attend every session due to availability. We cannot guarantee which sessions Bino will attend.
Children in nurseries across the Stirling area have been taking part in fun football sessions delivered by coaches from Stirling Albion FC.
The programme is being delivered to nine nurseries, with over 400 young children enjoying the sessions, and is being funded through the SPFL Trust Scottish Communities League Cup Fund, supported by the Scottish Government.
The sessions cover a number of different football skills being taught – warm-ups, fun games and relays – and also help to develop basic motor skills such as jumping and balance.
The sessions are being delivered to the nurseries over a four-week block with Dunblane (pictured), Newton, Riverside and Cowie nurseries taking part during the first block, followed by Borestone, Plean, Bridge of Allan, Cambusbarron and St Ninians in the second.
The programme has also been used to measure the improvements that these sessions can have on some of the skills that are practiced. The children’s jumping ability was measured during block one and kicking skills during block two, with measurements being taken in week one with the children’s current ability, and week four after receiving the sessions and practicing the skills.
SAFC Community Engagement Manager Andy Todd said: “The opportunity to run this programme has been fantastic thanks to the funding available through the SPFL Trust Scottish Communities League Cup Fund.
“It has been the largest programme we have done so far and the children have been loving the sessions. It is important to get children involved in football as early as possible and to develop their football and motor skills at a young age.
“The feedback from the children and nursery staff has been excellent and hopefully this, along with the data we have collected from the sessions, will give us the opportunity to gain additional funding next year to run the programme again.”
Stirling Albion FC will be running mini kickers classes for 3-4 year olds in partnership with Active Stirling from August onwards.
There are also sessions taking place during week seven of the summer holidays.
The Stirling Albion Junior Academy is looking for a coach to assist on training and match days with our 2002 age group who go 11-aside after the summer.
This would be a voluntary position and ideally the coach would be qualified to level 1.3 (Coaching in the Game) on the SFA youth pathway and have some experience of 11-aside football.
The coach would have opportunities to progress their coaching qualifications and further their development.
For more information please contact the club on 01786 450399 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stirling Albion in the Community weekly classes have started back this week in Fallin and Plean.
There are classes available for children aged 3-4 years, 5-6 years and 7-12 years. The block will run for seven weeks, finishing just before the summer holidays.
Classes cost £3.60 per session or £25.20 for the full block.
There are still spaces available in the classes, so to book or for more information, contact the club on 01786 450399, email email@example.com or follow the link on the community section of the website to book online.
Classes available are:
Mini Kickers 3-4 years: w/c 28th April – w/c 16th June
• Fallin Alpha Centre – Mondays 11.30am-12.15pm (excluding 5th May)
Football Centres 5-6 years: w/c 28th April – w/c 9th June
• Plean Balfour Centre – Wednesdays 3.30pm-4.30pm
• Fallin Alpha Centre – Thursdays 3.15pm-4.15pm (excluding 22nd May) – extra date 19th June
Football Centres 7-12 years: w/c 28th April – w/c 9th June
• Plean Balfour Centre – Wednesdays 4.30pm-5.30pm
• Fallin Alpha Centre – Thursdays 4.15pm-5.15pm (excluding 22nd May) – extra date 19th June
More than 100 children attended the two weeks of Easter football camps at Forthbank run by Active Stirling and Stirling Albion. Youngsters enjoyed days full of fun games, skill challenges, football matches and other fun activities!
Bino the Bear made some surprise appearances at the sessions and there were Stirling Albion prizes to be won, with every child receiving a ticket to the game against Elgin City on April 19.
Mini Kickers (3-4 yrs) took part 10am-11am, Goal Getters (5-6 yrs) 9am-12 noon and Football Skills (7-14 yrs) 9am-4pm during both weeks at the beginning of April.
SAFC Community Engagement Manager Andy Todd said: “It was great to see so many kids enjoying their Easter holidays down at Forthbank playing football. Sandy (Cunningham) did a fantastic job leading the programme, as did all the coaches with their delivery.
“The Easter camps have shown a lot of promise going forward with the holiday camps and regular classes being a strong partnership between Active Stirling and Stirling Albion. A lot of the children also attended the game against Elgin City, which was great to see, and hopefully they all enjoyed the game!”
There will be plenty of activity during the summer months, with five weeks in the planning, so follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and keep an eye on the website for all the latest!!