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