Ayr Ladies on West FM
Ayr Ladies' vice captain Laura Turner (centre) dropped into West FM on Tuesday afternoon with Emily Irving (left) and Amy McGillivray (right) to chat about women's rugby for a special feature on fitness to be broadcast in the first week of January.
Ayr retain Cairdeas Quaich in tight match
Ayr 28 Stirling County 22
Tries from Robbie Fergusson, Danny McCluskey and Dougie Hall, and two conversions and three penalties from Ross Curle, saw Ayr fight back against Stirling County and claim a vital win in the BT Premiership. Match report to follow.
Ross storms to player of the month
He's left the opposition trailing in his wake since his return from a broken wrist, and now Ross Curle has done the same in our player of the month poll for November. The flamboyant stand-off/centre has taken 38% of the online vote after some virtuoso performances in the past few weeks.
Gordy takes scrummaging tutorial
Scotland and Glasgow Warriors prop Gordon Reid returned to his old stomping ground of Millbrae on Monday night to give some useful tips to the Academy players and Ayr Ladies. With the assistance of Ayr and Glasgow Warriors EDP D'arcy Rae, Gordy put the ladies through their paces as he helped them improve their scrummaging technique.
Thousands raised for CLIC Sargent
August's Ladies' Lunch at Millbrae raised a tremendous £3762 for charity. The bi-annual festivities are organised by the club's social co-ordinator Eilidh Rankin who always puts a huge effort into not only planning a great day for the ladies but also supporting a good cause.
This time round, it's something close to all our hearts as the funds raised have been donated to CLIC Sargent, who support children, and their families, affected by cancer. 1st XV player Robbie Fergusson, pictured above with Eilidh and Maxine from CLIC Sargent, is currently undergoing treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma, so donating to this cause was more than apt.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended Ladies' Day at the end of August and gave so generously.
PLAY RUGBY AT AYR RFC
Winners of the RBS Premiership, RBS Cup and first ever on the McLaren Shield.
Would you like to play rugby at one of Scotland's top clubs? Then come along to Ayr RFC which has teams at every age group from the youngest Minis ( and teams at P3 - P7), S1s, S2s, Under 15s, U16s, U18s - all sucessful in their leagues, cups and festivals and tournaments. Our 2nd XV play in the top division of the national reserve leagues and of course our 1st XV are one of the best sides in the RBS Premiership and are the only Scottish team to have reached the knock-out stages of the British and Irish Cup.
There are qualified coaches at every age group and at the top level we have three UKCC Level 3 coaches as well as SRU Coach Educators. The club runs its own Academy to enhance player development and we have a close working relationship with Glasgow Warriors. You can really put yourself in the shop window at Ayr including training with the professional team if you're up to the mark.
Ayr and Glasgow Warrior Gordon Reid leads the charge against Munster in the British and Irish Cup supported by Glasgow Warrior Calum Forrester and Moray Low, the Warriors and Scotland prop.
Last season James Eddie, Ed Kalman, Jon Welsh and Al Kellock, to name but a few, played for Ayr whilst Pat MacArthur, Gordon Reid, Mark Bennett and Finn Russell have all been capped for Scotland.
The club offers 2nd XV rugby in the top Reserve League and at every age group down to the minis at 4/5 years old.
Senior Rugby contact:
Calum Forrester - 07752552972 email@example.com
Youth Rugby contact:
Stephen Field - 07793 555946 firstname.lastname@example.org