Monday, 6 July 2015

Forrester enrols on prestigious coaching course

Ayr head coach Calum Forrester is among the first to enrol on a coaching course new to Scottish Rugby.

In partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and sportscotland, the United Kingdom Coaching Certificate Level 4 aims to raise standards amongst Scotland's performance coaches.

Calum will begin the course this August at Napier's Sighthill Campus alongside seven others, including former Ayr head coach and current Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Kenny Murray.

It's a busy time for Calum, who will join Currie's head coach Ben Cairns at a player development camp with twenty-two promising youngsters in Valladolid, Spain.

Read the full story from the SRU here.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Pre-season begins!

The new season is fast approaching, and things get under way tomorrow (Tuesday 30th June) evening at Millbrae with a planning meeting at 7pm for all senior players.  New players are welcome!

Pre-season training starts on Tuesday 7th July.  It will run from 7pm every Tuesday and Thursday, with Saturday training beginning in August, and will take place at either Auchencruive or the Old Racecourse.  This will be confirmed in the next few days.


Six Ayr players in BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy

The BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy was officially launched at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, and six Ayr players have been inducted into the Glasgow and the West branch of the new training programme.

Men's first XV regulars Robbie Fergusson and James Malcolm are stage three players along with scrum-half Ali Price, who will be a new face at Millbrae for the 2015/16 season with stage two player Archie Russell.

Price will be familiar to Glasgow Warriors fans after some impressive appearances last season, and Russell, a Scotland under-20s cap, follows in the footsteps of older brother Finn in joining Ayr.

Calum Gaw and Gregor Paxton, who have been on excellent form for Ayr's youth teams, will be stage two players.

We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to seeing them progress!

Read the full story from the SRU here.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Coaching qualifications for Forrest and Tippett

Ayr's assistant coaches Scott Forrest and Glen Tippett have gained their UK Coaching Certificate Level 3 qualification.

Forrest, who has been coaching the Scotland Women's sevens side, and Tippett are two of twenty-six Scottish graduates in the past twelve months.

Read the full story from the SRU here.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Partnership contracts for Bordill and Sebastian

Glasgow Warriors have announced that Will Bordill and new signing Javan Sebastian, both of whom will be available to Ayr, have penned new partnership contracts for the season.

Flanker Bordill has been with the Warriors for three years and began playing for Ayr last season, whilst young prop Sebastian joins the Scotstoun side from the Scarlets.

We look forward to seeing them both in the pink and black when not on Warriors' duty!

Read the full story from Glasgow Warriors here.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Ladies' lunch on Saturday 26th September

With the 2015/16 fixtures confirmed today, we're very happy to announce that our first ladies' lunch of the new season will be on Saturday 26th September.

This hugely popular event coincides with the men's 1st XV BT Premiership clash with Stirling County and will take place in a marquee at Millbrae.

The lunch will raise funds for nineteen-year-old Connor Hughes, who damaged his spinal cord playing rugby for Stirling University last year.  You can find out more about Connor here.

It may be three months away, but a hundred seats have already been booked, so do get in touch with Eilidh Rankin to secure your place.  You can email (eilidhr@hotmail.com) or text Eilidh (07879671272) for more information.


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

S&C course at Millbrae on Sun 7th June

Ayr RFC will host a World Rugby strength and conditioning level 1 course on Sunday 7th June, from 9am to 5pm.

There are still places available and you can apply here.