David Watson | Operations Manager

He is a Chartered Accountant and in his business life occupied Financial Director and Chief Executive Roles across a wide range of businesses ranging in size from £0.5 million to £2 billion. In the latter years of his business career he developed an interest in organisational re-structuring and also became involved in company start-ups.

He has been a football fan all of his life, coached a local Boys Club team for 10 years and is passionate about the development of Youth Football in Scotland. He still enjoys playing 5 and 7 a sides on a regular basis, despite the impact of the ageing process!

Stewart Jardine | Welfare Officer

Stewart manages his own educational support services business working with schools, Education authorities and the Scottish Government. He was headteacher of Carrick Academy during the eighties and later became a chief inspector of education with the former Strathclyde Regional Council. Recently he has worked with HM Inspectors of Education developing materials for school improvement and writing training materials for child protection and children’s services. He has also worked with a number of education authorities supporting the work of their child protection committees. He is a member of the Education Advisory Board of Capability Scotland. Most importantly, he has supported Ayr United through the good and bad times for more than 50 years.

Dennis McLellan | Registrations Secretary

Dennis has been an ardent follower of Ayr United all his days. He was actively involved in coaching youth football for over 14 years. However, when approached by Ayr United Football Academy to get involved in an administration capacity he jumped at the chance and has been on board since June 2006. His main responsibilities are the signing and registration of players, but he is also responsible for liaising on behalf of the Academy with the SFA, the SFL and the club.

Lawrence Grace | Kit Manager

Lawrence is currently a part of the ‘Academy’ administration team and was a former youth coach with Ayr Boswell Boys Club for 15 years. During his spell with Ayr Boswell Boys Club, Lawrence also had a spell as ‘Club Secretary’ and was also served on the SFA affiliated ‘Scottish Amateur Youth Football’ committee.

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