updated 18 September, 2016


Sports Club Directory 2016




SASC Grant September 2016

Anna Hollins awarded - £150

Anna is a pupil at Belmont Academy and attends Largs Gymnastics Club. Anna is part of the Scottish Performance Programme and a British Home Nations Squad member.

Anna has been awarded £150 towards attending the Scottish gymnastics Performance programme Summer Camp which in Halifax.

Some of Anna’s many recent achievements include representing Scotland at the Celtic Cup in April where she was placed 3rd overall and competing at the British Compulsory Competition in June where she was placed 4th overall.

Grants awarded in August 2016

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Erin Robertson – SAST A member of the National Scottish Youth Squad.

Awarded £100 towards accommodation and travel after qualifying for the British summer meet in Sheffield.

Attends sessions at the Institute of sport weekly, monthly at Glasgow and competes both Nationally and Internationally

Competed at The Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa last year and was 1st in Breaststroke 50m, 3rd 100m Breaststroke

Katie Robertson – SAST A member of the National Scottish Youth Squad
Awarded £100 towards accommodation and travel after qualifying for the British summer meet in Sheffield.

Events last year – European Youth Olympic Festival in Georgia – 3rd 100m Breaststroke,

Sainsbury UK School Games, Manchester 3rd 100m Breaststroke

Aidan Moore and Ben Thomson – Both boys are members of Burakudo Karate Club.

They were awarded £80 each towards costs for competing at tournaments.
Reanna Watt – A member of LA bowl Junior YBC Ten Pin Bowling.
Awarded £150 towards playing for Scotland at Norwich.

Benefits of affiliation - Click here to download pdf.

Membership Affiliation Forms: For Clubs - Click here to download. For Individuals - Click here to download

This year’s Sports Awards Evening 2016 will take place on Tuesday 25th October at the Town hall, Ayr and we would encourage all affiliated clubs to have nominations returned by Thursday 1st September 2016. Below there is more information about the 2016 Sports Awards, and links for downloading the nomination forms.

SASC Sports Awards Nomination Form 2016

South Ayrshire Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards Nomination Form 2016

2016 South Ayrshire Primary Schools Relay Championships

The 2016 Primary Schools Relay Championships took place at Dam Park, Ayr on Wednesday 11th May, in glorious sunshine, coordinated by the Sports Development Team. Primary 6 & 7 pupils from 24 local schools across South Ayrshire took part in this annual event and were rewarded by a host of medals and trophies provided by South Ayrshire Sports Council and presented by Chairman Chris Carlyle.

This year the large schools category (role of more than 200 pupils) was very tightly contested with the Best Overall Performing School decided on the last race of the day - this was Heathfield Primary with 2 wins and a 3rd placing. Five different schools won each of the six separate races and honours were spread across twelve individual schools.

In the small schools category, it was more of a two horse race, with Holmston and Symington sharing victories in five of the six finals, with Dundonald winning the sixth race. Best Overall Performing School was Holmston with two wins and three second places. Symington had three wins and one third place, narrowly losing out to Holmston. Six of the ten participating schools won a top three placing.

A fantastic day; helped by the weather and abundance of enthusiasm from the pupils; was had by all on this its 20th anniversary.

SMALL SCHOOLS - Overall - Holmston

P6 Boys 4x100m: 1st Symington - 1.04.5; 2nd Holmston - 1.05.2; 3rd St. Patrick's - 1m 05.5
P6 Girls 4 x 100m: 1st = Symington & St. Patrick's - 1m 04.7; 3rd Braehead - 1m 11.3
P7 Boys 4 x 100m: 1st Holmston - 1m00.5: 2nd Dundonald - 1m 01.3; 3rd St. Ninian's - 1m 04.9
P7 Girls 4 x 100m: 1st Symington - 1m 02.5; 2nd Holmston - 1m 05.4; 3rd St. Ninian's - 1m 05.5
P7 Boys 3 x 600m: 1st Homlston - 6m 14.0; 2nd Dundonald - 6m 33.1; 3rd St. Patrick's - 6m 40.1
P7 Girls 3 x 100m: 1st Dundonald - 6m 49.9; 2nd Holmston - 6m 58.2; 3rd Symington - 7m 01.7

LARGE SCHOOLS – Overall - Heathfield

P6 Boys 4 x 100m: 1st Heathfield A - 1m 01.1; 2nd Coylton A - 1m03.1; 3rd Grammar - 1m 04.1
P6 Girls 4 x 100m: 1st Troon A - 1m03.7; 2nd Wellington - 1m 03.8; 3rd Forehill A - 1m 04.9
P7 Boys 4 x 100m: 1st Heathfield A - 59.00s; 2nd Coylton A - 59.8s; 3rd Troon A - 1m 00.5
P7 Girls 4 x 100m: 1st Alloway A - 59.7s; 2nd Doonfoot A - 1m 02.3; 3rd Wellington - 1m 03.00
P7 Boys 3 x 600m: 1st Barassie - 5m 54.1; 2nd Forehill - 5m 54.7; 3rd Struthers - 6m 05.4
P7 Girls 3 x 600m: 1st Wellington - 6m 14.00; 2nd Doonfoot - 6m 40.2; Heathfield - 6m 44.8

* Application for Financial Assistance by Individuals (incorporating Disabled Athletes Grant) and Clubs . Click these links to download application forms.

Minutes of January executive meeting (download).

Minutes of December executive meeting (download).

Download the 2016 Sports Directory: click here.

Please note South Ayrshire Sports Council has a new secretary, Stephanie Doherty and therefore contact details will change as below;
For all general correspondence please contact: Email: Southayrshiresportscouncil@outlook.com
For Sport Council affiliations/Club Ready and Grant Forms please contact: 01292 612391 Email: Sportsdevelopment@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Grants awarded in January 2016

Ice Skating

Megan Black – Attends St Matthews Academy in Saltcoats and is a member of Kyle Figure Skating Club. Grant was awarded £150from Sport Council towards costs towards attending the British Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield in December. Megan managed to come 5th at the British and a new personal best so was well pleased with her first British Competition.
Ellie Somerville - Attends Hutchesons’ Grammer School and is a member of the Magnum Ice Skating Club. Grant was awarded £15 towards costs towards attending the British Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield in December.
Libby Raeside- Attends Annanhill Primary and is a member of Kyle Figure Skating Club. Grant was awarded £150 towards costs towards attending the British Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield in December.


Millie Redford – Attends St Patricks Primary School in Troon. Millie is a member of City of Glasgow Gymnastics Club and has been invited to represent Scotland in the British finals in the Compulsory and Voluntary Competitions. Millie was 1st in the Scottish Compulsory qualifiers and 2nd in the Voluntaries – only the top four qualify for British Finals. Her grant was awarded for costs towards her selection to compete in Alabama to gain international experience at the Mardi Gras invitational.


Ashley Gwynne – is a member of Burakudo Karate Club and was awarded £200 from the Sports Council grants towards costs for attending the UWK World Karate Championships.


Grants awarded in December 2015

Brian Ward, Charles Rennie and Malcolm McKinlay are members of Troon Petanque Club (French Boules) and are part of the National Team for Scotland. They have been awarded grants towards travel and accommodation expenses to represent Scotland at the Nations Veterans Tournament which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 5th and 6th of September 2015.
Istvan Poka is also a member of Troon Petanque Club and is part of the National Triples Team. Istvan was awarded his grant towards travel and accommodation costs for representing Scotland in the European Triples Competition in Albena.

SASC President Chris Carlyle made the presentation.

  • Minutes of September executive meeting (download).

2015 Sports Awards

The annual South Ayrshire Sports Council Sports Awards which incorporate SportScotland's South Ayrshire Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards were held this year on Wednesday 21 st October at the Town Hall, Ayr. These Annual Awards not only give sports clubs the opportunity to highlight and recognise both junior and senior members sporting achievements, but also allow recognition to the invaluable voluntary contribution from the parent helper/coach/official.

The winners are shown here with South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie and SASC President Chris Carlyle.

Full list of Winners.

More photographs



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.

* Minutes of May executive committee meeting (download).

* Application for Financial Assistance by Individuals (incorporating Disabled Athletes Grant) and Clubs . Click the foregoing links to download application forms.

* 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.


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.

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