Gerry signs up!

Delighted to confirm that Gerry McLauchlan is our most recent signing for 2015/16. Gerry, 26, has most recently played over 100 games with Brechin City and is a tall, imposing Central Defender.

Manager Ian McCall said :”Gerry is a no nonsense centre back. I am absolutely delighted to get him especially when there were other offers there from clubs in our league. He is dominant and good in the air. Hes a great type of boy and exactly what we need. Gerry is a winner and would kick his granny out the way to win a football match.”

 

Manager extends deal

Ayr United manager Ian McCall has agreed a one year extension to his current contract meaning that he will now be in charge until at least the end of the 2016/17 season.

The manager said :”I am delighted to commit to this club for a longer period of time. I am thrilled by the reception that I have had from everyone since arriving here. The fans especially have been brilliant with me and despite results not being great they could see what we have been trying to do and the improvements in the performances. We have some real quality already at the club and we are adding to it with some top signings. The board have put their faith in me and I want to repay that over the coming years. This club has great potential and the first thing we need is increased home crowds and atmosphere and our aim is to provide a team on the park that will make this town proud again.”

Ayr join On the Road

Ayr United are delighted to join the On the Road campaign for visiting fans to Somerset Park.

The initiative is for all the teams in League One competing in the 2015/16 season. If you are a season ticket holder for your club and you bring it along to Somerset Park then we will give you reduced entry to £13.

Like Stenhousemuir we also hope that all clubs in our league will agree to offer a similar arrangement for supporters of all clubs.

Chairman Lachlan Cameron said “I’m delighted to be joining the On the Road campaign. Season ticket holders are the backbone to every football club and this is a great way to recognize those who make the commitment to their own clubs and football in general.”

Sports Cashback

Would you like to help us raise money to help with the considerable cost of keeping our wonderful old ground safe to host matches season after season? somerset park

We have a simple new method and there is absolutely no cost to yourself however it could mean so much to Ayr United.

We’ve teamed up with the Sports Cashback Company to help us deliver a new revenue stream for the club. You can nominate Ayr United to receive a cashback commission on all your online purchases from hundreds of well-known retailers.

All the cashback the club receives will go straight to our campaign with the continual repairs and upgrades to Somerset Park.

Simply use the Sports Cashback website every time you shop online, select Ayr United from the list of clubs, browse the shops then click through to the one you want. You will land on the retailers official website and can take advantage of all their regular offers as normal.

If you make a purchase the retailer will know that you have come from the Sports Cashback website and that you have nominated Ayr United to receive the cashback. Each transaction you make can be tracked back to the Sportscashback Website and to our nominated club campaign.

Go on try it. There’s no risk involved just a feeling of satisfaction that you have helped your favourite club.

Use Sports Cashback every time you shop online and we will thank you personally, we might even be able to do more than that so watch this space.

www.SportsCashback.co.uk

Remember to register and use it. With just a couple of extra clicks you really can make a difference.

David Longmuir of Sports Cashback said :”It’s a simple concept really, we are taking advantage of the willingness of online retailers to offer a cashback commission for online purchases. you just visit www.sportscashback.co.uk nominate Ayr United then click through from the site to the retailer of your choice then carry out your shop as normal. Retailers then pay commission on that sale and that commission goes towards your nominated clubs campaign. The Sports Cashback is simple and free to use, you don’t pay a penny more than you would do going direct to the retailer and collectively fans can make a real difference to the Somerset Park Development Fund.”

5 star winners week 46 & 47

FIVE STAR WEEKLY WINNERS

WEEK NUMBER 47 

 

£1000 R1611 A Mitchell Ayr
MONDAY    
£50 H3133 C Seaon Ayr
£10 K1424 H Rorison Ayr
£10 M0215 J Courtney Ayr
£10 J1432 Mrs Evans Prestwick
TUESDAY    
£50 F2545 J Dodds Ayr
£10 F1842 S McRonald Kilwinning
£10 J3144 A Craig Ayr
£10 D2812 B Yates Dalmellington
WEDNESDAY    
£50 E3132 L Kelly Logan
£10 G3342 B Lynch Annbank
£10 A4145 M Hendry Ayr
£10 H1613 J Mccarey Ayr
THURSDAY    
£50 A3125 E Fndlay Logan
£10 I2721 A McCormick Girvan
£10 C2433 J Hendrie Ayr
£10 F3515 D Davidson Ayr
FRIDAY    
£10 V1435 B Wilson Kilbirnie
£10 C0622 M McGree Ayr
£10 B2234 M Hutchison Girvan

 

 

Don’t miss any more chances to win,

 

To join the Lottery please call the office on 01292 263435 (option 1) or go online at www.ayrunitedfc.co.uk

 

FIVE STAR WEEKLY WINNERS

WEEK NUMBER 46 

 

£1000 R1323 A Roy Maybole
MONDAY    
£50 G3334 M Wyllie Muirkirk
£10 D0512 L Kelly Ayr
£10 H4633 S Brown Patna
£10 C1634 C Wilson Ayr
TUESDAY    
£50 F2135 I McBride Troon
£10 B4512 J Sloan Dailly
£10 H2811 G Lowthian Ayr
£10 B2041 A Stevenson Ayr
WEDNESDAY    
£50 D2033 A Colquhoun Ayr
£10 A 0721 L Dolan Cumnock
£10 A4323 J Davidson Dailly
£10 L0415 I Hainey Kilmarnock
THURSDAY    
£50 B3735 S Dunlop Ayr
£10 F4931 P McCracken Dailly
£10 B3923 A Green Ayr
£10 E4925 B McCann Prestwick
FRIDAY    
£10 N4713 M McGill Maybole
£10 A1342 L Cameron Ayr
£10 C3515 T Houston Ayr

Ball boys/girls for 2015/16

Ayr United are looking for ball persons for the forthcoming season 2015/16.

If you are aged between 10 and 15 years old and want to be a part of the team at Somerset Park then email scottkirkpatrick@talktalk.net for further information. The closing date is Friday 19th June.

AUFA Open Trials

Ayr United Football Club & Academy

OPEN TRIAL

 Thursday 28th May 2015

 Belmont Academy, Ayr

 

Ayr United Football Club & Academy are running professional trials in May 2015,

All players will experience a professional trial led by our first team & 20s coaching staff based at Belmont Academy our training base. The trials are open to players born between January 1996 and December 1998 with previous experience within a Pro Youth system.

 

  • WHAT DOES TRIAL EVENING LOOK LIKE?

 

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If selected Report to Belmont Academy Thursday 28th May

 

6pm – Registration (place must be booked and confirmed prior)

6.40pm – Warm Up

7.15pm – Trial Game Kicks Off

 

  • How Do I Book A TRIAL?

Register by sending a football C.V. to Gregor Kyle at Gregor.Kyle@aufa.org.uk.

 

  • Can my parents / guardian, come along to watch?

Yes, however please note any spectators will need to stay outside the pitch.

 

  • What do I need to take to the football trials?

Equipment: Shin pads, training jacket, boots/mouldies (suitable for Astroturf)

 

  •    What are the age limits?
  • Players must be between 17 and 20 years old. Born between January 1996 and December 1998

Trouten comes back to Ayr

Alan Trouten joins on a two year deal after spending the last 3 seasons with Brechin City and scoring more than 50 goals.

Manager Ian McCall said :”Alan was one of my key signing targets. He wont be played as a winger and with his goals tally it will take pressure off the strikers. He is a great talent and with the likes of him, Robbie Crawford and Alan Forrest its a really mouthwatering prospect. There was lots of interest in him from our league and above however he was really keen to come back to Somerset Park.”

Alan has played more than 50 times for Ayr in a two season spell from 2010/11 to 2011/12 so is no stranger to the club. Alan has been in the PFA Scotland team of the year for League One in two of the last three seasons and he was also nominated for the PFA Scotland League One player of the year last season.

 

Paddy Boyle signs for United

Tonight we are delighted to announce the signing of 29 year old left back Paddy Boyle on a two year deal.

Manager Ian McCall said :”I am thrilled to get Paddy to sign as in my opinion he was the best left back in our league last season. I signed him when I was at Partick and he did well for me there and he will have no problems fitting into our squad. With Paddy our left back and Nicky right back we have the best full backs in the league and it means we can play a certain way. He is a quick player,a good age and has good experience. There’s no question he can play at the level above as well. This signing will also mean Mikey Donald can play further forward.”

Paddy started his career with Everton and has also represented Scotland at under 19 level. He has played well over 60 times for Airdrie in the last two seasons and was voted in last seasons PFA Scotland team of the year for League One.

Away strip release date

Our new purple away top will be on sale in the official club shop and online from 9am on Saturday 30th May.

The club shop will be open from 9am to 3pm on the 30th to deal with the expected high demand for the strip. In preparation the shop will be closed on Friday 29th May.