FSS COMMITTEE

ALAN MACFARLANE

Alan started attending games in the late eighties with his two young children. Alan has had a season ticket since the mid nineties and is also a shareholder. He has been involved with FSS since the beginning in 2019 to create an all-inclusive fans group and was previously involved as a supporters’ club representative from 2016 until 2019. Currently acting as FSS Chairperson.

ANNA O’DONNELL

Anna has been a Falkirk season ticket holder since childhood, and continues to attend home and away with her family. Originally from Grangemouth and now based in Edinburgh, Anna is currently pursuing a career in law. Anna’s previous involvement in supporters’ movements comes from 2 years of voluntary work with the Scottish FA’s Youth Congress which allowed her to work in listening to supporters and addressing concerns raised by young people across the game.

JOHN FLEMING

John comes from the Braes area of Falkirk with his wife, son, daughter and westie, Maisie. All his family are Falkirk supporters. John has worked at BP/Ineos since he was 16 and he has been a season ticket holder for an unspecified number of decades! John stood for many a year in the South Enclosure at Brockville and attended games home and away regularly over the years. Having been to 3 major cup finals and endured all the various highs and lows during that time, John hopes that by participating in FSS, he can help in some way making the good times supporting Falkirk outnumber the less enjoyable times.

KEVIN BEATTIE

Like all other members I have been a lifelong fan for many a year and fortunate to have seen our team be promoted from the old Second Division in 1978 to the dizzy heights of European and Scottish Cup finals to then sadly being demoted back to roughly where it all began those many moons ago!!! Fortunately, through this period I have had the privilege to have been involved in multiple supporting roles from clearing snow off the pitch to being enrolled as a director as the fans & community link.

This role certainly opened my eyes to a number of issues internally and externally, hence it is of no surprise that we are still in the mess both on and off the field. During my short tenure on the board, I engaged as the supporter’s club liaison officer, police matchday link and further formed links with local businesses to generate income via sponsorship and matchday hospitality.
I’m a professional honest and trustworthy individual who would be delighted to be co-opted onto the FSS committee where I’m confident I can help you with getting our club back to where we belong.

STUART BROWN

Stuart is a life long Falkirk fan and is one of the steering committee of The Crunchie Initiative who are working towards renaming the south stand to recognise the great Kevin McAllister. Professionally, Stuart worked in the public sector for 11 years as a procurement and contract manager and is now Softcat PLC’s UK and Ireland business development manager focusing on public sector accounts.

SCOTT STEEL

Scott has been a Dedicated Bairns supporter since 1969. He was a founding member the Elliots Supporters Club. A Season ticket and shareholder, and Bairnforlife Contributor, Scott Is A Member of Falkirk band Bladdered who Released the ‘Going For Glory’ cd For the 2009 Cup Final. His Background is in petrochemicals and trade unions.

STUART GRAUDUS

Stuart has lived in the Falkirk area all of his life and the first game he can remember was in early 1960s, a 2:2 home draw against Partick Thistle and he has experienced all the ups and downs since then and there have been many. Stuart worked in the oil and chemical industries across the world and retired in January 2022 and has since sought out ways that he can help the club get back to being in the SPL regularly. He remembers Falkirk being in the third tier many years ago and the club was able to turn it around then and get back into the SPL.He brings knowledge of safety and stadium integrity and has been helping the Falkirk FC safety team further develop their safety processes and stadium maintenance plans.

JIM MILLER

Started heading to games with my Dad and two younger brothers in the first season at The Falkirk Stadium and have been a season ticket holder ever since – fond memories of the early days up the back of the gazebo! These days it will be the KM7 Stand at home and trips with Elliots away that you are most likely to see me.
Holding a real belief that the fans are the single most important part of a football club, and Falkirk Supporters Society offering a vehicle for our voices to be heard, I felt it was my duty to help in any way I can.
There can be no doubt that during my time helping the committee that I will continue to champion the voice of all fans and ensure that we can be at the forefront of shaping the club.

DOUGLAS PETERS

Having been brought up in the West of Scotland, Douglas moved to Falkirk in 2006 and
began attending matches. He now attends most home matches, where he can usually be
found towards the back of the Main Stand, as well as the occasional away match. He joined
FSS after supporting Bairn for Life for a number of years until its sad demise. Before taking
early retirement Douglas was a solicitor for 30 years. He had a varied and interesting career,
having been in partnership in firms in Glasgow and subsequently Paisley, as well as running
his own business for a brief period and working with different firms in the Central Belt and
in Central and Local Government. He is actively involved in the local community and has
held the post of Secretary and/ or Treasurer in several sporting and charitable organisations.
He sees FSS’s main priorities as increasing supporter numbers, increasing FSS membership
and enhancing supporter experience. He joined the committee in 2023 and hopes he can
make a valuable contribution.