The Academy


Ayr United Football Academy background

Ayr United Football Academy is incorporated as a not for profit Company Limited by guarantee. Its members are Ayr United Football Club, The Ayr United Community Initiative (The Honest Men Trust), Ayrshire & Arran NHS (Community Health Partnership), Ayr College and South Ayrshire Council, each of which is represented by a Board Director. In addition there are three independent Directors and an independent Chairperson.

The Academy is continuously expanding its activities and its volunteer base. It is a forward-thinking organisation delivering sport, through football, to the local community and encouraging participation in sport amongst people of all ages and abilities.

The Academy’s activities cover two main thrusts. Firstly, it encourages participation within the local community, by all children of all ages, both sexes, regardless of background or ability, but it also pursues a model of sporting excellence, to allow the talented local boys and girls a platform from which to reach their individual goals and play the sport at the highest possible level.

FOOTBALL IN THE COMMUNITY PROGRAMME

The key objectives around player participation are to focus on maintaining and sustaining all Community Football Centres, whilst ensuring the programmes are stimulating, fun, safe and accessible to age groups from three years to adult.

In total, 93,228, participant attendances were achieved in the Academy’s Community and Talented Young Footballers Programmes and initiatives, keeping children and young adults active and promoting the benefits of sport and health.

The number of participants involved was 7,310.

About us

The Academy has two main activities.

  • We encourage participation in sport for people of all ages, regardless of background or ability
  • We pursue a model of sporting excellence
    to allow talented young people a platform from which to reach their individual goals and play the sport at the highest levelIn each of the last 10 years Ayr United Football Academy has continued to make significant progress in each of these areas.
  • Our partnership with South Ayrshire Council, the Scottish Football Association and Ayr United Football Club to manage the South Ayrshire Football Development Programme has continued to build on the firm foundations we have developed over the years
  • Our partnership with the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership and Alzheimer Scotland has been particularly fruitful through the Integrated Care Fund which has supported the Walking Football/Gentle Exercise and Reminiscence Groups across South Ayrshire
  • Our activities, particularly over the last
    few years, have continued to expand and grow in line with our aims and the objectives of promoting lifelong learning, health and wellbeing, primarily in South Ayrshire through footballAs ever we are grateful for the unstinting efforts of our volunteers, now in three figures, who are involved in service provision and fundraising. Without their support and assistance, we would not be able to make such a significantly valuable contribution to our local communities.

Statutory Information

AUFA’s Annual reports are listed below.

Memorandum and Articles of Association CLICK HERE

2015 – 2016 Annual Report CLICK HERE

2014 – 2015 Annual Report CLICK HERE

Report of Directors and Financial Statements for the Year ending 31st May 2017 CLICK HERE

Report of Directors and Financial Statements for the Year ending 31st May 2016 CLICK HERE

Report of Directors and Financial Statements for the Year ending 31st May 2015 CLICK HERE