updated 30 September, 2015






Coaching Conference at Riverside Campus

A coaching conference will be held at SRUC Riverside Campus Ayr on Friday 13th November.

There is a £10 registration fee to cover workshops, light refreshments and a finger buffet.

Download flyer here or for further information email South Ayrshire Sports Development.

Grants awarded in September 2015

Lewis Moynihan, Emma Lambert, Alex Lambert, Ashley Donaghy, Kenzie Stewart, Aidan Moore, Bailey Campbell Are all members of Burakudo Karate club and were selected to compete for the National team. They have all been awarded £100 towards cost of attending European Karate Championships in Belgium where their hard work was rewarded with an array of medals.

Lucy Merrilees – Lucy is a member of Kyle Figure Skating Club and was awarded a grant of £100 towards attendance at Squad Training at the Skating school in Madrid. With World Champion coach Javier Fernandoz. Lucy attends Kilwinning Accademy.

* Sports Development Team Coaching Calendar September 2015 - March 2016 (download).

* Coaching Course Application Form (download).

* The new talented athlete membership allows talented sports people free use of specific sports facilities operated by South Ayrshire Sport & Leisure Services to support their performance development.

Download further information and an application form.

* Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Sports Awards (download form).
Presentation Evening will be held on Wednesday 21st Oct at Ayr Town Hall
Closing date for Entries: Tuesday 1st September 2015


* South Ayrshire Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards 2015: Information (download) and Nomination form (download).


* Minutes of May executive committee meeting (download).


* Application for Financial Assistance by Individuals (incorporating Disabled Athletes Grant). We have introduced a new application form (download).


* We are introducing a new South Ayrshire Sports Council Club Accreditation Award Scheme form which replaces the old Sports Council Affiliation form ( download).

The forms are ready to use with immediate effect and any of the old affiliation forms you may have on file should be destroyed.

* SAC External Funding Newsletter for June (download pdf).

Should you have any interest in any of the funding opportunities contained within the Newsletter please do not hesitate to contact one of the External Funding Team for advice or further information.


GRANT PHOTO CALL – Wednesday 1st July
Roy Claxton awarded £100
Roy is a member of South Ayrshire Table Tennis Club. Last year Roy competed at the 6 Nations in Perth and won a silver medal as well as being runner up at the Scottish National League Division 2. Roy has being awarded £100 towards competing in the 6 Nations Veterans in the Isle of Man in September 2015.

The cheque was presented by SASC President Chris Carlyle.

GRANT PHOTO CALL – Wednesday 20th May

Sport- Womens Artistic Gymnastics.
Anna Hollins who attends Alloway Primary School was awarded £100 towards gymnastic competition costs. Anna started her gymnastic career within South Ayrshire Councils recreational programme where her obvious talent was identified. Anna further developed her skills at Dundonald Gymnastics Club and now attends Largs Gymnastics Club where she is a member of National Performance programme and was selected to compete at the 2015 Celtic Cup on Saturday 25th April, at Cardiff, Wales where she achieved an excellent 4th place!

Sport – Table Tennis
Harvey McDonald is a member of South Ayrshire Table Tennis Club and was awarded £150 towards costs for attending U11 Scotland Development Training camps. Harvey is a pupil at Kyle Academy and is presently in the West Of Scotland Cadet U15 First Team. In the past year Harvey has competed in the West of Scotland Junior League and the Scottish National Senior League all qualifying tournaments in Scotland.

Emma Frew - Awarded £100

Emma is a member of Ayr Seaforth Athletics Club and is a pupil at Prestwick Academy. Emma has had an outstanding year at National level in Cross country as an U13 athlete and has just competed at the British Cross Challenge in Birmingham on 7th March 2015 where she came first.

GRANT PHOTO CALL – Tuesday 31st March
James Johnstone - Members of Troon Petanque Club Both awarded £150
Kevin Johnstone
Both James and Kevin along with team member Paul Fletcher, have qualified as part of a team to be part of the Scottish squad to represent Scotland at the Celtic Challenge in Cork, Eire on the 2nd and 3rd May 2015. The team was selected after 2014 qualifiers.

Innes Gallacher -Awarded £150 Member of Bruins Junior Ice Hockey club, Ayr and attends St Ninians Primary School in Prestwick.
Innes has been selected to play for the Scotland U11’s team at the Angers tournament in France in April and at the Conference Tournament in Sheffield this year.

Chris Carlyle Chair of South Ayrshire Sports Council presented Kieran Brand with his grant of £150 towards the costs of attending a Level 1 Teaching Aquatics Course which will enable Kieran to teach swimming.

The girls are Sylvhanna and Teigan Horne who were awarded £150 each towards costs for competing at the British Figure Skating Championships which were held on 25th – 30th November. The girls are sisters and are members of Kyle Figure Skating Club in Ayr.

Lewis McMillan was awarded £100 towards costs for training for selection for National Volleyball Squads for school games. Lewis is a member of the South Ayrshire Volleyball Club. And is a pupil at Belmont Academy in Ayr.

Douglas Harrower received a grant of £75 to assist him in attending a Scottish Athletics Assistant Coaching Course to enable him to coach with his club – Ayr Seaforth Athletic Club.

Two Useful new Links:

Troon Sports Hub

Sport Scotland Funding

These will be added to our other links on a new Links page.

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