Fergus seeks a protege

Alex Cooper, Connor Hogg, Elliot Jardine, Fergus the Fox, Kinsey McKirdy, Kieran Koszary and Rory Boulding.
Alex Cooper, Connor Hogg, Elliot Jardine, Fergus the Fox, Kinsey McKirdy, Kieran Koszary and Rory Boulding.

Falkirk mascot Fergus the Fox is entering semi-retirement, but young supporters are being asked to design the club’s new fun figure.

Team manager Peter Houston will judge the competition, run in a partnership with McDonald’s, for young supporters to draw up the latest lucky member of the Bairns team.

Entry forms and drawings can be handed into the fast-food restaurants at Central Retail Park, Falkirk High Street or at Earlsgate roundabout, where they will be displayed until the beginning of October and the new mascot design is unveiled.

Fergus, a tribute to a fox who lived on the Westfield site before the football club moved in, was at McDonald’s in Central Retail Park this week to launch the hunt for his successor, and was joined by Bairns players Rory Boulding, Connor Hogg and Alex Cooper.

Elliot Jardine, McDonald’s franchisee for the area told The Falkirk Herald: “We’re delighted to support the mascot search and it’s an exciting opportunity to refresh and deliver a new figure for the club and its supporters.

Kieran Koszary, Falkirk FC’s business development manager added: “We’re delighted to work with Elliot and his team at McDonald’s to expand the search for a new iconic design for the club.

“I hope all the young Bairns supporters get creative and get their entry forms in and on display. I know Peter Houston looks forward to seeing them all.”

Entry forms are available at each restaurant and in the club shop, but have also been delivered to all primary schools in Falkirk district.

Completed entries can be submitted for display at each of the McDonald’s outlets in Falkirk and Grangemouth where entrants will receive free fruit or soft drink.

The artist behind the winning design will be given the Falkirk FC matchday mascot experience as well as tickets for their friends, family and school-mates. And of course, their design, chosen by Peter Houston, will be brought to life as the new mascot of Falkirk FC.