This week we have a Q&A session with co founder of Falkirk Ladies Football Club and Falkirk beneficiary of our #communityheroes fund, Alison Mackie –
What is your role at Falkirk Ladies Football Club and what sort of duties do you have to carry out?
I am Falkirk Ladies football club co-founder and club administrator. Up until November I was also a coach for one of our senior teams but I have retired from coaching after 20 years. In my role as club administrator I oversee the registration of the teams and players, maintain the clubs website, Facebook and Twitter accounts and do all kinds of general administrative tasks including applying for grants and sourcing sponsorship.
What made you decide to apply for the Weatherseal Community Heroes Bursary?
We received a tweet about the bursary application process and thought that our project fit the criteria of community project. The funds will allow us to continue with one of our primary 1-3 centres after the Christmas break and turn the participation centre into the ‘Falkirk Falcons’ under 8s section with their own shirts and logo. This will give the girls attending the class a sense of identity and make them feel part of our wider club structure.
Would you recommend other community groups to apply for the bursary and why?
We would recommend this bursary fund to other local groups as the application process is straightforward and simple and it is great to see large companies supporting a wide range of causes in local communities.
Falkirk Ladies Football Club has really benefited from the #communityheroes fund. Applications are open for the Edinburgh area so get yours in now!