New Performance School Intake

On Thursday 9thAugust, during a ceremony at Hampden Park, Academy 2006 players Dylan Watret, Jack Pryce and Shaun Donnelly, along with 67 other pupils across Scotland, were inducted to the Scottish FA JD Performance School programme.


Dylan signed for Ayr United from Bellfield Royals in June 2016 after previously being invited into our Junior Academy in September 2015.

Jack signed for Ayr United after a successful trial in the summer of 2017 after previously playing for Stewarton Annick and the East Ayrshire District Squad.

Shaun joined our Junior Academy in 2014 while playing for Hulford Boys Club and signed for Ayr United in June 2016. Shaun also played with Jack for the East Ayrshire District Squad.

“The boys will now attend Grange Academy in Kilmarnock where they will take part in daily football sessions delivered by SFA coach James Grady.

Congratulations to the boys on their achievement from everyone within the academy.”

Shaun Donnelly (on the right) leads out the new intakes at Hampden Park