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Record turnout expected at Falkirk Cup 2010

The Falkirk Cup is set to enjoy its biggest year yet with over 2,700 visitors expected over the Easter weekend with a host of football tournaments taking place.

Friday sees the Under 9’s Festival where there will be continuous football all day from the 28 teams taking part. On Saturday it is the turn of the Under 10’s, Under 11’s and Under 12’s to provide continuous football with 62 teams taking part. Along with the scheduled matches, there will also be some skills challenges open to all with prizes available.

Organiser Tom Elliot, who is Head of Community Coaching at Falkirk FC, expects this year's event to be the best yet.

"This is our third annual event and is the biggest to date. We hope that visitors returning to the event will find that it is also better than previous years. For all new visitors, we would hope that we offer an experience that is more than just the average football tournament.

"Whatever your role here, be it player, coach or spectator, and whether you are here for the first time, or for the third time, our one aim is to make this the best football tournament that you have attended. We hope that we can give you that experience, and with your help, we are sure that we will come close!"

"We are pleased to say that we have grown and improved since the days of the first Falkirk Cup where we had 48 teams playing continuous football over a two day period to this year’s event where we have limited attendance to 120 teams who will play continuous football over a four day period. In all, we expect to see over 2,700 visitors to Little Kerse through our weekend of football! Unfortunately this year, the Falkirk Cup has proved so popular that we have had to turn away applications to take part, so in our continuous improvement programme, the challenge is to grow the tournament even more to accommodate all applicants next year."

For more information about The Falkirk Cup visit http://­www.­falkir­kin­the­com­munity.­co.­uk/­Falkirk%­20Cup%­202010.­htm or contact Tom Elliot by calling 01324 624121 (option 3) or e-mailing tome@falkirkfc.co.uk

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