Media/Marketing & Communications Team

The Academy’s Media/Marketing and Communications team

The Academy continues to grow and like every growing business it needs experts to manage its Media/Marketing and Communications concerns. In an ever growing socially aware market, the Academy acknowledges that a dedicated team working toward a common goal creates a uniform and marketable brand to continue building the Academy product off the field.

Meet the team:

Manager | Marc Roseblade


Marc Roseblade

Marc Roseblade aka Crazy Roy Keane

Marc has been with the Academy since 2010 and has coached with the boys 13s side as well as occupying the MediaComms Managers role.


Media partnerships in the USA has enhanced his reputation across the pond and is a regular feature in local & nationwide newswires across the country. He also occasionally adds some colour to the AUMedia highlights for Ayr United match commentary as a sideline.


A keen walking footballer, despite being under the age of 50, he hopes to rekindle his junior playing career, where he managed to be golden boot winner two years in a row in Northern Ireland, allegedly!


Marc also claims to be Spartacus, but we are fairly certain that his claim is exagerated!

Assistant Manager | Callum Dunlop


After leaving school at the age of 17, Callum took up a modern apprenticeship with South Ayrshire Council.  After job cuts, Callum went to College to study while working part time.  He has progressed from NC Higher level all the way through to University and has recently gained a Degree in Business Management with a 2.1 Honours classification. 


He still works part time while looking for full time work as well as his role with AUFA.  He is keen to keep his role with the AUFA when he gains full time employment and enjoys his role thoroughly.


Out with his work life, Callum is a keen follower of the Scottish national team.  Over the last 4 years Callum has been travelling abroad following the team and has been to many different counters across all corners of Europe.  As well as football, Callum has a keen interest in Darts, Fishing and Golf.

Marketing Assistant | Scott Fyfe


Scott has been with the Academy since the Spring of 2016 and takes up the role of Marketing Assistant. He currently studies an International Business degree at University of Strathclyde and works part time as an Administrator at a local car garage.


In his spare time Scott is a keen footballer and plays with Strathclyde University Football Club as well as local amateur team Minishant AFC.


With every spare moment Scott likes to go to Somerset Park to watch the Honest Men, however has relied on AU Media recently to keep up to date with the team. In the future, Scott hopes to work within the game in a Marketing role.

Content Producer for Ladies/Girls | Lara Ingram


Webmaster | Norman Forsythe


IT Consultant | Colin Inglis


Website & Content Editor | Chris Eyeley


Photographer | Gary McLaughlin



The Academy have also been engaged with a formal partnership with University of West of Scotland (UWS), where Broadcast & Journalism students have been creating new content through written and filmed material in order to gain experience in the market place but also broadening their portfolio at the same time as offering AUFA additional marketing and press material.


17s Boys & Walking Football | John Crawford

John Crawford | Ayr United Football Academy

John Crawford aka The Algarve Blogger

John has been with the Academy since March 2007 when he joined as Head of Youth. John became Director of Football in 2008 a position he has held since then. John has also coached for a number of years now at both 15s and within his current role with the 17s. John has enjoyed a long career in football management with over 40 years experience in Schools, Boys Club, Pro-Youth and Junior Football. John also enjoys his role as an Academy Board Member and more recently as a member of the Academy Walking Football Team. John is generally recognised as ‘a calming influence’ within he Walking Football Team and puts his experience to good use in the heat of battle!

15s Boys | Eddy Ecrepont


Boys CAS & SPFL Fixtures | Stuart Galloway


If you would like to join our team and have a specific skill you could offer, please contact