With the SRU announcement disbanding the Super Series it seems a good time to reflect on everything else happening at Ayr Rugby Club.

Preparation has started for the Ayrshire Bulls as they look to defend their Sprint title with the first game scheduled for the 19th of April. We have 4 home games to look forward to, 2 of which are being broadcast live.

As has been well documented our 1st XV completed the return to the Premiership and we are very excited to be back competing for the title we last won in 2019. Our ambition will, as always, be to win the title and be recognised as the top club in Scotland.

Key to the success of our 1st team is the depth of our second XV. Competition for selection has never been as good as it is and the 2nd XV are still pushing to gain promotion this season.

Our Ladies team is another success story with the play offs starting this Saturday away to Dundee as they push for promotion to the Premiership. The success of the Ladies team and number of players getting involved has allowed us to field a second team this season, for the first time ever.

The youth section at Ayr has always been vibrant for boys and girls and it continues to produce players challenging for representative honours at various age group levels. As part of our vision to further enhance our player development we are in the final stages of launching our SRU Accredited Youth Academy in conjunction with University of West of Scotland. This will be based at UWS Ayr campus and our newly acquired Dam Park Stadium.

It is also exciting to announce that the well documented major redevelopment of Millbrae is very close to starting and will ensure our ambition on and off the field is unparalleled.

The goal posts may have been moved again, but we remain focused on the progress of Ayr Rugby Club and the community around us.