Join Burnsy the Bull on Sunday 26th of April for the Glasgow kiltwalk to raise funds for Ayr Community Rugby Trust.

The trust deliver rugby sessions in primary and secondary schools across all South Ayrshire, working with some of the most deprived areas in Scotland. They support every level of development at Ayr RFC and the Ayr/Wellington youth section. There are currently three full-time employees at Ayr Community Rugby Trust:Stuart Fenwick - Director of Youth and Women's RugbyFrazier Climo - Development OfficerConnie Griffiths - Women's and Girls Development Officer Alongside Stuart and his team are one part-time employee and six casual coaches. For those signing up the Trust will pay 100% of subscription fees for Ayr Rugby players and coaches (We would ask you raise a minimum of £50). We would love parents and fans to also join us on our walk, but wouldn't cover subscription cost. Email [email protected] to get the free sign up code. There are three walk options:

The Mighty Stride (23 miles)

The Big Stroll (15 miles)

The Wee Wander (6miles)

You can choose any option as everyone will finish together.

 Buses to and from Glasgow will run from the Burns Centre and must be booked through the Trust. There will be a small charge for the bus. We have already had some keen walkers signed up for the Mighty Stride, which kicks-off at 9.30am. To sign up click on the link below and select Ayr Community Rugby Trust as your chosen charity and join our team Ayr Rugby Club Kilt Walk.

SIGN UP!

Some facts about the great work ACRT do:
  • The Trust deliver more than 500 mini sessions (contact & non-contact) in primary schools per year to children (both boys & girls) from P1-P7.
  • Annual primary session attendances of over 10,000.
  • 4-6 primary school festivals per year.
  • Club flyers handed to every child attending sessions.
  • Coach education for all coaches mini to youth.
  • Three secondary schools of rugby in South Ayrshire: Ayr, Kyle and Queen Margaret
  • Year-long curricular delivery in Belmont Academy.
  • Secondary programmes focusing on performance, participation and diversionary projects.
  • Providing financial and non-financial support to rugby projects, tours and individuals across South Ayrshire (not limited to Ayr RFC).
  • Leading & supporting rugby tours in the UK and abroad.
  • Ensuring rugby and tours are accessible to all and no obstacles financial or otherwise prevent participation.
  • Delivery of 'Rugby Life' programme - Ayr RFC's basic provision to all youth players at Ayr/Wellington (see attached flyer).
  • Deliver the Ayr Rugby Academy allowing local players a performance environment and opportunity locally to develop and step into representative environments.
  • Provide education and employment pathways for senior pupils and school leavers through coaching academy programmes and modern apprenticeships
  • The Trust have employed and supported 16 Apprentices all of whom have remained supported beyond their apprenticeships and still have links to the club.