Masterclass from Brooks

Falkirk community foundation’s under-13 girls are preparing for the Scottish Cup final next weekend.

And first-team assistant manager Dale Brooks dropped into training on Monday to give them a coaching masterclass to help them seal the treble.

Pic Lisa McPhillips 28/10/2013'Dale Brooks trains Falkirk FC U13 girls ahead of their Scottish Cup Final against Hearts'Westfield Stadium, Falkirk

Pic Lisa McPhillips 28/10/2013'Dale Brooks trains Falkirk FC U13 girls ahead of their Scottish Cup Final against Hearts'Westfield Stadium, Falkirk

Brooks gave the squad a physical and mental lesson ahead of the big match with Hearts, which could add the third trophy to the League Cup they’ve already won this season, and the League title which is edging closer for the unbeaten girls squad .

The girls reached the final, at Toryglen regional football centre in Glasgow, after a convincing win over Celtic Tayside in the semi-final at Ravenscraig.

Another of the FCFF teams - the boys’ under-15s white strips - tasted cup success, negotiating a difficult third round tie against Kennoway at the weekend.

They fell 2-0 behindbut battled back with two goals in the last half-hour to take the tie to extra-time before a third secured Falkirk’s progression.

Elsewhere the Foundation’s Junior Academy will take part in a fun football festival on the main pitch at the Falkirk Stadium this weekend .

They will be showing off the new skill they have been taught in the last four weeks as well as taking part in a small sided games festival.

Spaces are available on the based programme - contact (01324) 624121 option 3 or email foundation@falkirkfcf.co.uk.

A new Mini Bairns pre-school football class for 2-4 year olds has started in the Braes area in Brightons Community Hall.

The 38-week programme with community officer Sean Witt runs for 38-weeks each Friday from 11.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.

And in the final piece of communtiy news Nicky Reid, the foundation’s community manager is leaving the charity.

Tomorrow is her final day at the Falkirk Stadium before leaving to take up a new role with the SPFL Trust based at Hampden.