Bainsford boys reach Scottish cup decider

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Skipper Paul Mitchell tells me his 8th Falkirk (Bainsford Church) company, one steeped in football, has reached the Scottish Finals of the BB Senior five-a-sides to be staged soon, maybe in Grangemouth.

Good luck to them and to the lads from 2nd Polmont (Old Parish) who have reached the Scottish final of the Masterteam competition on February 7, being hosted by 1st Cambusnethan.

The Company Committee Meeting at Brightons on January 12 was poorly attended, with only six companies represented. Nonetheless information was passed on about events for Christian faith, drill, badminton, football, cross-country, volleyball and swimming. Hopefully with all that going on attendances will be better.

Dates for Developing Skills and Youth Leaders training courses have been decided and anyone requiring details should contact the Company Committee secretary soon, for not only are some dates imminent but because of numbers, alternatives may have to be found.

An ongoing petition against the charges for Falkirk Community Trust premises was highlighted. With nearly 1000 signatures from companies and churches and similar efforts from Scouts, Guides and Girls’ Brigade, it is hoped to present it to Falkirk Council soon.

Funding is always necessary and over the festive season 8th Falkirk raised £800 or so assisting shoppers at Asda in Falkirk. A similar amount was raised by 3rd Falkirk (Peoples Church) using Christmas Hampers as incentives for donations. They were also able to donate from the money towards the Falkirk Food Bank. Plans are being made for a charity collection outside the 12 turnstiles at Falkirk Football Club before the Falkirk v Hearts gane on March 21. Ideally 24 senior boys and 24 officers would maximise the result. To help please contact President Daniel Green.