Join our 1876 Youth Development Draw and play your part in the future of The Falkirk Academy.

We aim to re-establish The Falkirk Academy as one of the very best in the country, however we need your help to achieve this. The 1876 Club is a long-standing prize draw, which we will now rebrand as the 1876 Youth Development prize draw.

The Falkirk Academy was previously a hugely important pillar of Falkirk FC, earning the club a fantastic reputation throughout the country, as a leader in the development of young players. In recent years, the club has taken several positive steps to rebuilding The Falkirk Academy, with the introduction of our U16s and U18s, as well as the return of a modern apprenticeship programme and entry into the reserve cup this season.

Previously, the club competed in the Performance Tier of Club Academy Scotland, providing the players with the opportunity to compete against the biggest clubs and best academies in Scotland. To reach that level again will cost the club in the region of £100k annually, which will include restarting a pre-academy for ages U9 and U10, as well as building academy teams between Under 11 to under 16s. With this comes a requirement for coaches at every level as well as support staff such as physio’s, analysts, and sport scientists, as well as training and match costs for strips, training wear and equipment.

Over the last 2 years, the club has reintroduced our calendar of events including our speaker’s night and golf days and legends nights, to help to raise monies, to progress us closer to the aim of re-establishing our full pathway by 2026/27.

If you are passionate about our academy, please consider signing up to our 1876 club, with a prize draw taking place monthly offering the following prizes.

  1. A signed top
  2. Board room experience for two
  3. Two tickets for upcoming event (Speakers, Legends night, Recognition night)
  4. Mascot experience for child aged 5-14
  5. Photo with a player of your choice

Entry is £10 per month; you can sign up HERE

For all those current members of the 1876 club, you can continue to pay by standing order and enter the draw as you currently do, or if you wish to, you can sign up through the link above and cancel your current standing order.

It is our belief that a sustainably successful Falkirk FC, which consistently competes at the top level of the game in Scotland, requires a performance level academy.

If you can, please consider helping the club re-establish our Academy as a leading name in Scotland for player development by joining the 1876 Club HERE

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