Auction prizes for Shirt/Shorts draw

FUNDRAISING AUCTION CATALOGUE

AYR UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB

 SHIRT & SHORTS DRAW

 Friday 7th July 2017

 

Thank you to everyone that has donated a prize for this years auction. We are delighted with what we have and are really looking forward to the event tomorrow night. If you would like to come along on the night then you are more than welcome, please email commercial@ayrunitedfc.co.uk to confirm a ticket.

If you would like to place a bid for any of these items please email Graeme on commercial@ayrunitedfc.co.uk.

We are still taking entries to the shirt and shorts draw – please call 01292 263435 ext 3 to enter.

LOT 1 – 4 BALL GOLF AT PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS – Kindly donated by Eddie Prentice, Club Secretary. A round of golf for 4 people at Prestwick St Nicholas golf club.

 

LOT 2 – AYR UNITED AWAY GAME PACKAGE – Be the guests of the directors at an away game during the 17/18 season which will include travel on the team bus. This is for 2 people.

 

LOT 3 – WINE TASTING FOR TEN – Kindly donated by Corney & Barrow, Academy St Ayr. This is a voucher for up to 10 guests and starts off with a glass of fizz on arrival, a full tour of their eighteenth century cellars followed by wine tasting of anything between 6 and 8 different wines. This will last between 90 mins and 2 hours.

 

LOT 4 – DINNER B&B AT FAIRFIELD HOUSE HOTEL –1 night stay for 2 people in the 4 star Fairfield House Hotel in Ayr and includes 2AA rosette dinner for 2 in Martins Bar-Grill and breakfast.

 

LOT 5 – PENALTY SHOOT OUT PACKAGE – You and five friends will have the opportunity to take part in your own half time penalty kick competition at Somerset Park. Package is for any league match during this season and includes a bar meal and a prize for the winner.

 

LOT 6 – A.D.RATTRAY’S WHISKY EXPERIENCE & SHOP – HOUSE MALT NO.8 –  Exclusive to A. D. Rattray’s Whisky Experience, this limited edition Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is from Macduff Distillery. It was matured for 7 years in a single bourbon cask before bottling at natural colour and 40% vol. 

 

LOT 7 – B & B IN AN EXECUTIVE ROOM AT ENTERKINE – Enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast in an executive room at the stunning Enterkine House Hotel. Valid for 6 months.

 

LOT 8 – BOARDROOM GUEST AT AYR UNITED – Matchday guest of the board of directors for two people. Includes boardroom hospitality and seats in the directors box. Available for any league game this season.

 

LOT 9 – STEAK NIGHT AT HOLLYBUSH – For 6 people. Enjoy a 10oz Scottish Ribeye or Sirloin along with tomatoes, onion rings, mushrooms, mash potatoes, chips and peppercorn sauce! Also includes 3 bottles of wine for the table.

 

LOT 10 – ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO NATIONAL TRUST – Voucher entitles you to one year of family membership to the National Trust for Scotland. The membership is for up to two adults and four children.

 

LOT 11 – HOSPITALITY FOR 10 AT AYR UNITED – Match day hospitality for 10 guests at any league game this season (subject to availability) and will include a welcome drink, 3 course meal, view the match from private box, half time fayre and £100 bar tab.

 

LOT 12 – 4 BALL GOLF AT KING ROBERT THE BRUCE. – A memorable golf experience at the iconic Trump Turnberry resort which opens on Tuesday 11th July. Also enjoy a complimentary basket of balls before your round.

 

LOT 13 – B & B at EISENHOWER SUITE AT CULZEAN CASTLE. Voucher entitles you to an overnight stay for two people to include bed and breakfast in the luxurious Eisenhower Castle Suite at Culzean Castle.

Club Shop Opening Hours

Firstly we would like to start by thanking a small army of volunteers who have spent an incredible amount of time helping out to ensure that we could have the club shop opening today. Without this help we would not have been opening until the weekend at the earliest.

The new shop opens today at 2pm and will be open until 8pm.

We are fully stocked with home and away kits for adults and for kids we have the away strip however due to a problem with the manufacturer we are still awaiting delivery for kids home tops.

We have a good range of the official Adidas training gear however we don’t have a large number in each size so get in early to ensure you get what you are after. If you come in and we don’t have your size let us know and we can order it for you immediately.

We have already made new orders for the official Adidas range which will arrive in two weeks and we have also ordered more of the unbranded leisurewear which will arrive next week. We are also waiting on new teddy bears to arrive which are also coming next week.

Season tickets and tickets for the Kilmarnock game will be on sale.

We hope to have our new online store open within the next two weeks.

Opening Hours up to the Ayrshire Derby are as follows

Thursday 6th July – 2pm to 8pm

Friday 7th July – 1pm to 5pm

Saturday 8th July – 10.30am to 1.30pm

Sunday 9th July – 12 noon to 3pm

Monday 10th July – 1pm to 5pm

Tuesday 11th July – 3pm to 7pm

Wednesday 12th July – 1pm to 5pm

Thursday 13th July – 1pm to 8pm

Friday 14th July – 1pm to 7.45pm

 

United meet council leader

This week, Ayr United directors Lewis Grant, Graham Peterkin and Mark Pettigrew met with the leader of the new administration at South Ayrshire Council, Councillor Douglas Campbell, to discuss how the club and the council could work together as partners in promoting South Ayrshire as a great place to live, work and enjoy leisure activities both as participants and as spectators.

Cllr Campbell shared some of the exciting visions that are being considered for the area, including the promotion of sports and leisure, which aligns with the football club’s desire to become an even bigger part of the South Ayrshire community and indeed the wider Ayrshire community.

 Lewis Grant said, “The club has a very good working relationship on a day to day basis with the council and its staff, but we’re really keen to improve the way we engage with the senior officers and elected members. Hopefully we can work together to raise the profile of South Ayrshire and Ayr United and to make the club more accessible to all members of the community.”

 Lewis and Graham are both also active on the board of the Ayr United Football Academy and used the opportunity to highlight some of the fantastic work the Academy does across all ages in the community, promoting healthy living and giving talented young players the opportunity to develop and potentially become professional footballers.  

 Cllr Campbell and the directors agreed to work together to develop the relationship further and to bring potential opportunities to the table for discussion. Cllr Campbell wished the club well for the coming season and the meeting ended with all agreeing that a successful Ayr United is good for Ayr and South Ayrshire

Old badge Final day sale

OLD BADGE – FINAL DAY SALE

The final countdown is on!!

The famous shield logo which has adorned the Ayr United Football Club playing kit, Somerset Park surroundings and club merchandise for over 50 years becomes consigned to history at 4pm on Friday 30th June 2017.

Supporters have one final chance however to purchase their own piece of history.

The club shop is open 11am – 4pm on Friday 30th June and are offering a fantastic deal of any 10 items for only £20!  That`s right, choose ANY 10 items and pay only £20!!  Also on offer are Ayr United FC mugs at 5 for only £5!!

At 4pm tomorrow all stock must be taken of the shelves and will no longer be available to purchase.

Remember…this is your last chance to make sure you have your very own memorabilia of a badge that spanned six decades of football at Somerset Park!!!

Kilmarnock ticket & shop update

We can confirm that tickets for our upcoming Betfred Cup match with Kilmarnock are now on sale from the club shop.

Tickets are priced £12 for adults and £6 for concessions (OAPs, students and under 18s).

Tickets for Ayr supporters will be in three separate areas – The North Terracing, Somerset Road End and the stand.

The club shop is open today 11-4, Thursday 11-4 and Friday 11-4 and there is an incredible sale in store as well.

Following this the club shop will be changing back to be managed by the club. We had initially planned to be open at 4pm on Thursday 6th July however we will be doing everything we possibly can to be open on Wednesday and will update at the start of next week.

We can confirm opening hours from Friday 7th July and these will be as follows

Friday 7th July – 1pm to 5pm

Saturday 8th July – 10.30am to 1.30pm

Sunday 9th July – 12 noon to 3pm

Monday 10th July – 1pm to 5pm

Tuesday 11th July – 3pm to 7pm

Wednesday 12th July – 1pm to 5pm

Thursday 13th July – 1pm to 8pm

Friday 14th July – 1pm to kick off.

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July closed.

 

Please note these are not the hours the shop will be open after the 16th of July.

 

Irn Bru Cup

The draw has been made for the Irn Bru Cup first round.

East Stirling v Ayr United

Ties will be played on Tuesday 15th of Wednesday 16th of August

Season tickets & Gate prices

Season tickets are now on sale from the club shop.

 

Gate prices for 2017/18 are as follows.

Adult – £16

Concessions  (OAP, student, 18-21) – £10

Under 18s – £5

 

This means the following savings for season tickets

Adult £220 – A saving of £68 if attending all 18 home league matches.

Concession £120 – A saving of £60 if attending all 18 home league matches

Junior 12-18s  £50 – A saving of £40 if attending all 18 home league matches

Panda Pals (under 12s) £15 – A saving of £75 if attending all 18 home league matches

 

We would like to apologise again for having our season tickets out later than we would have liked and also for conflicting information that had been given to Ayr United Media, this mistake was in no way down to them and we would like to thank them for the time and effort they continue to put in to offer a fantastic and unrivalled service.

 

 

Kilmarnock game info

Ticket Prices for Betfred Cup
Ayr United v Kilmarnock, Friday 14th July, 7.45 p.m. kick off

Prices for Admission
Adults: £12
Concessions £6 (over 65s, under 18s and students)
Students must show a valid matriculation card or proof of acceptance to a course.

Ticket Purchase
Due to a problem with ticket printing, for these tickets to Ayr fans, these tickets have been slightly delayed. They will be on sale during the week commencing June 26th and we will confirm immediately we know the exact date.

Due to the delay there will be no priority sale for season ticket holders as we expect season tickets and tickets for that match to be on sale at roughly the same time however we expect to be able to accomodate all our supporters who would like a ticket for this match

Season Tickets

Season tickets for 2017/18 season will go on sale from 12 noon on Monday 26th June from the club shop.

Season tickets come under four different price categories this season.

Adults which are £220.

Concession which are £120 and covers OAPs (over 65s), full time students and 18-21 year olds.

Junior which are £50 and covers 12-18 year olds.

Panda pals which are £15 and covers under 12s

We would ask that you bring ID when purchasing a season ticket.

Last season we reduced the prices for 2 home league matches and the season ticket still proved fantastic value. We will always ensure this is the case as we greatly value our season ticket holders. This season, for the first time, season ticket holders will receive £10 off when purchasing match day hospitality. We will also run a couple of prize draws at games during the season for our season ticket holders.

We are also continuing our discount for season ticket holders meaning that they will be able to purchase a season long access to AUmedia internet radio match commentary for only £20 ( a 50% reduction)

We apologise for the slight delay this season in having these on sale however your support as always will be hugely appreciated as we aim to bounce straight back to the Championship.

Due to the club shop changeover season tickets will not initially be available to purchase online however phone orders can be taken and the season ticket picked up in the shop with the relevant ID

Gate prices for next season will be confirmed prior to the tickets going on sale.

Season tickets cover league matches only.

Mitre Delta Returns

June 1st 2017

THE LEGEND RETURNS

 

Mitre, match ball of choice for the Scottish Professional Football League, is ready to make history again with the return of its iconic Delta trademark. Redesigned, reinvented and rejuvenated, the Delta is back as Mitre’s new official match ball for the EFL, SPFL and WPL, engineered for optimal control, accuracy and power.

 

Instantly recognisable thanks to its heritage, the Delta holds a unique place at the heart of British football and over the years has been treasured by players and fans alike. Last seen on Scottish football pitches in 2001, its return means that a new generation of players can now have their first football experiences with a brand new ball with the same legendary trademark. This season the Delta returns – resigned, reinvented and rejuvenated – wearing the classic fluo and silver colourway which makes the SPFL ball unique.

 

This, the most advanced football from Mitre, features brand new technology including a textured surface for instinctive aerodynamic control. The added embossed grooves provide up to 400% more stability at speeds of 30 – 45 mph as well as greater accuracy vs a flat panel construction of the same ball¹.

 

A distinctive 14 panel design with innovative Hyperseam™ technology ensures optimum energy dissipation and a super accurate flight. Combining the benefits of bonded and stitched seams guarantees superb speed and pin-point accuracy with a consistent feel, almost zero water uptake² and superior durability. A laminated bladder combined with a rubber sheet constructed in between two layers of foam backing give explosive power coupled with improved control.

 

Mark Upshall, Head of Category at Mitre Sports International, says; “We’re really proud of the Delta trademark and its iconic heritage so can’t wait to bring it back. Our new Delta ball has been updated with brand new technology to make it our most innovative football yet. We hope its return will inspire new moments of football brilliance among future generations – the same way it has with players in the past”.

 

The Delta (RRP £115), Delta Replica (RRP £12) and Delta Replica Mini (RRP £7) will be available for purchase from 1st June exclusively through Mitre.com. From 15th June onwards, the range will be widely available at all key retailers.

 

[1] Source: Centre for Sports Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017

²Source: Accredited FIFA Testing, January 2017