Shirt/Shorts Draw & Auction 2017

Ayr United are holding their annual Shirt/Shorts and Auction night on Friday 7th July. The popular event will be held in the Ally MacLeod Hospitality Suite and begin at 7.30pm.

This coming season will see us as one of the favourites to gain promotion straight back to the Ladbrokes Championship and we kick off the season with an Ayrshire derby against Kilmarnock at Somerset Park which is live on BT Sport.

The event gives businesses, organisations, groups of fans or individuals a unique and relatively inexpensive opportunity to advertise on the back of the Ayr United team shirts and on the shorts for the 2017/18 season for just £150 for one entry or £250 for two entries.

Crucially the winners will have their logos on the strips for the Kilmarnock match which will be a fantastic opportunity to have your details on show all over the world.

All entrants will receive two tickets for the event which includes a complimentary buffet and a welcome drink. All entrants will also receive their name/company name featured in every matchday programme and for the first time this year we will also include a link to your website on the Shirt & Shorts entrants page on our new website.

The prize list is as follows.

1st Prize – Back of team shirt advertising, Home and away strip.

2nd Prize – Front of team shorts advertising, Home and away strip.

3rd Prize – Match Hospitality for 6

4th Prize – Boardroom guests of directors for 4

5th Prize – Framed Ayr United shirt 2017/18

As always one of the highlights of the evening is the fantastic auction and this year’s will be no different with some outstanding items on offer.

You can download the application form by clicking  here or contact Graeme Miller, our commercial manager, on 01292 263435 ext 3 or email commercial@ayrunitedfc.co.uk

Club shop June hours

CLUB SHOP – JUNE HOURS

A reminder to supporters that the club shop badge clearance event continues until Friday June 30th in store and Monday June 12th for online sales.

The shop is open weekdays 12pm to 4pm throughout the month apart from the following dates:

Tuesday 6th June – CLOSED

Tuesday 13th June – CLOSED

Tuesday 20th June – CLOSED

 

Betfred cup draw

The draw has been made for the Betfred Cup Group stage.

We have been drawn in Group E with Kilmarnock, Dumbarton, Clyde and Annan.

Ties will be played over the two weeks beginning Saturday 15th July.

We will update as soon as we know the dates and venues for the fixtures.

Declan signs as Daryll leaves

Declan McDaid has became the latest player to sign for the 2017/18 season.

Manager Ian McCall said :” I am delighted we have managed to keep Declan for this coming season. He is young like Forrest and McGuffie but he offers something a bit different to those two. He is a bit more direct and has real pace.

Declan can play anywhere along the front 3, left, right or through the middle. He can score goals and although we only got a small glimpse of him last season before he got injured he showed that he will be a real handful for opposing defences.

We made Daryll Meggat an offer for 2017/18 however he just wasn’t able to commit fully to our new set up due to his work commitments. So today we have parted company. Daryll did very well in his time here and he won’t have any problems picking up a new part time club. He moves on with our best wishes.”

Ayr Utd Legends Footgolf

Ayr United Legends Footgolf Competition Saturday 17th June 2017

 As Ayr United embarks on an ambitious restructuring to begin building a sustainable full-time football club with strong links to the communities and businesses of Ayr and Ayrshire, Scotland’s No.1 footgolfer, Gavin Craig, is doing his bit to help by raising funds to support the playing budget for season 20171/18.

Footgolf is inspired by golf and uses the skills of football and Gavin, with help from friends and family, has organised the inaugural Ayr United Legends Footgolf Competition to be held at Roodlea Family Golf Centre near Coylton, South Ayrshire, KA6 6EP on Saturday 17th of June. The event will have a 1pm meet, a shotgun start and a short prizegiving at around 4pm with a fundraising auction.

This will give you the chance to have a great day out playing footgolf accompanied by and Ayr United figure from the past or present. We’re hoping for 18 teams of 4 to take part with an entrance fee of £25 per player.

Each team will have an Ayr United figure accompanying them but it’s hoped to spice things up the closing few days by opening a transfer window, where teams can bid to win their preferred Ayr United figure from the available list. Ayr United Media has agreed to help in running the transfer window, so watch its Facebook page for details.

If you can’t play, but would like to support the event, business or individuals can sponsor and name a hole for £25.

Our friends at the AU500 Fund have agreed to collect the sponsorship and entrance money on behalf of the event.

We’ll send details on the rules, allowable footwear (no golf shoes or football boots) and the running order of the day to entrants.

If you’d like to enter or sponsor a hole, then please download the application form here, complete and send it to both these email addresses.

pettigrm@aol.com

lisacampbell14x@gmail.com

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.

 

Doc signs as new club captain

Ross Docherty today signed a new deal for the 2017/18 season and has been appointed the new Ayr United club captain.

Manager Ian McCall said :”I feel Doc can improve an extra 25% with full time football. He never hides, even when he isn’t having the best of games he wants the ball. He might not be the loudest on the park but he deserves to be captain as he leads by example and is very well respected inside the dressing room. He is a player I have always liked and I am delighted to get him on board for this coming season.”

Ayr United Media interviewed Doc after his signing which will be aired later this evening.

Doc signed for the club at the start of the promotion winning season of 2015/16 and swept the end of season player of the year awards. His style of play always endeared him to our supporters and his importance is shown anytime he has missed a game through injury. He has played 77 times for United scoring 2 goals.

Geggan agrees 2 year deal

Andy Geggan has today agreed to sign a two year deal to return to Ayr United and become the latest addition to Ian McCall’s squad for 2017/18.

He has spent the last 5 seasons with Dunfermline, the last 3 as club captain.

Manager Ian McCall said :”Thrilled that Andy has agreed to sign as he is exactly the kind of boy you want in your team. Obviously he can play in midfield however most recently he has played at right back and that is most likely where he will start the season with us. Dunfermline were keen to keep hold of him so it’s a great piece of business to get him as he really wanted to come here.”

Ayr United Media did a full interview with Andy after he signed, keep an eye on all our social media channels tonight to see what he had to say.

Andy signed for Ayr back in June 2011 and played 47 times for the club, scoring 47 goals. Unfortunately that season ended in relegation through the play offs however we made the Quarter Final of the Challenge Cup and the Scottish Cup and the Semi Final of the League Cup.

Andy was an extremely popular player in his time at the club and will be welcomed back by the supporters.

 

Club shop vouchers

CLUB SHOP VOUCHERS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Anyone that has current club shop vouchers that are still in date (12 months from date of issue) and do not want to spend them on current stock will be given a full refund up until and including the 30th June 2017. Thereafter, no refunds will apply.