Ayr Rugby is delighted to announce that Stuart Fenwick will be the club’s 1st XV Head Coach for the upcoming season. The former Scotland U21 player who was a part of the club’s first-ever winning Premiership squad in 2009 and Cup team of 2010, took the head coaches role on in the last competitive season that never completed, he’s now looking forward to the new season.

He will head up a coaching team that will include Frazier Climo and Robbie Fergusson as his assistants.

Stuart said “I’m really excited to have Frazier and Robbie working with me, they have so much knowledge and experience to pass on, I know they are keen to support the development of our players’ as much as possible. We are all looking forward to getting back to playing, training and socialising with each other at Millbrae. I know the players all feel the same as well”.

Frazier, has been a First XV star and was part of the first ever Ayrshire Bulls squad. He will be stepping back from the Ayrshire Bulls and will have a player/coach role for the 1st XV, where he aims to develop the club’s younger players. Born and bread in Taranaki, New Zealand, his playing career has seen him win the Scottish Premiership three times and the National Cup twice with Ayr, including the Premiership and Cup double in 2019. He had a fulltime contract with Scarlets and one of his biggest achievements would be winning and defending the famous New Zealand Rugby trophy called the Ranfurly Shield.

Robbie Fergusson, another famous Millbrae face, will be assisting when available. Last season he was part of the Glasgow Warriors squad and of course everyone was delighted to see Robbie being selected for the GB 7’s Rugby Squad that took part in the recent Tokyo Olympics. Robbie has been a part of the Ayr Rugby family from a very long time now, playing all his youth rugby and then progressing into the senior squad where he was part of the club’s Premiership and Cup double team in 2013.

Ayr Rugby’s front of shirt sponsor Billy Lynch, of Lynch Homes said, “I know all the lads very well, these are great appointments for the club. To have this level of experience supporting the development of our young players is very positive. Millbrae is looking great and I’m looking forward to the season starting”.