Academy players sign up

9 Ayr United Football Academy players tonight signed contracts with the club.

Lyle Avci, David Waite, Stuart Faulds, Leon Murphy, Kieran Balfour and Luke McCowan have signed on full time contracts and James Hilton, Jamie Ballantyne and Grant Thorburn have signed on part time contracts.

Head of Youth Davie White said :”It’s a pivotal moment for the Academy players. Of course it is also recognition for the Academy itself that the manager sees these boys to be good enough to train full time in the first team squad.

It also means a lot for our younger age groups like the Under 11s etc to see that there is a pathway to full time football and the first team if they work hard enough and are good enough.

These are all local boys and it is about creating building blocks to become a vibrant, sustainable and community club.”

To hear what Davie and manager Ian McCall had to say about these signings look out for an interview with Ayr United Media which will be aired later tonight.