Murray and Finn return in pro draft
After signing their much-deserved full-time contracts with Glasgow Warriors, Murray McConnell (pictured above) and Finn Russell could turn out in pink and black this season after being named in the list of professional players allocated to Ayr. Also possibly returning are James Eddie, who made several appearances for Ayr last season, and home favourite Pat MacArthur. The draft is completed by Jerry Yanuyanutawa, Jon Welsh, Dougie Hall, Ryan Grant, Henry Pyrgos and Sean Maitland.
Youth registration now open
As we head towards pre-season for the seniors, it's also time to get the youngsters ready for 2014/15. Please find the youth registration form here.
Trio of winners at SRU Club Awards
Callum Templeton (above left, with Peebles' Warren Kearney) was named the RBS Premiership player of the season at the SRU Club Awards dinner on Friday night at Murrayfield. Ayr Ladies' Laura Turner picked up the award for RBS Women's National League Division 2 player of the season and Ayr under-18s head coach Gordon Kotze took home the trophy for BT Sport youth coach of the season.
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, Mark Bennett, Ed Kalman, Jon Welsh and Al Kellock, to name but a few, played for Ayr whilst Pat MacArthur, Gordon Reid 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Rugby contact:
Stephen Field - 07793 555946 email@example.com