The East Ayrshire Sports Council was formed in 1996, is funded by East Ayrshire Council. It promotes the development of sport by supporting and advising local voluntary sports clubs, promoting joint work between member clubs and organisations and ensuring best practice and standards.

The East Ayrshire Sports Council aims to:

  • promote and develop interest and participation in sport
  • co-ordinate the work of clubs and organisations
  • promote/support competitions, championships and social events
  • assist clubs, organisations or individuals to arrange courses for the improvement of personal performance or training of coaches/referees
  • assist in formation of sports clubs/organisations
  • distribute information on local sports clubs, organisations, activities and facilities
  • foster sports for people with additional support needs by promoting equality of opportunity for all

Sports council affiliation

Sports clubs and organisations can affiliate to the Sports Council for a period of a year for £40 (eligible for grant aid funding) and £25 (ineligible for grant aid funding).

Only voluntary run sports clubs with a sport specific focus and involvement in sports participation and competition are eligible for grant aid and 30% facility discounts. However, all other sports-minded organisations are welcome to affiliate so they can benefit from updates and training and forge links with the sporting community.

Benefits of affiliation

The Sports Council supports clubs with a range of opportunities and initiatives including:

  • grant funding*
  • external funding opportunities
  • training for club volunteers
  • coach education courses and development
  • support to develop/implement policies and procedures
  • child protection guidelines
  • representation at national forums
  • newsletters and other updates
  • nomination of club members for Sports Council awards
  • advertising in our sports directory

* only sports clubs and not organisations

List of affiliated sports clubs
Club/OrganisationContactEmail
Kilmarnock Cricket Club 07760 665440 asmith78@caledonian.ac.uk
Hurlford Boys Club 2001 077702 632908 craig.kirkland@tarmac.com
Ayrshire Snowsports Freestyle Club 07809 067936 ayrshirefreestyleclub@gmail.com
Kanokwai Judo Club 07790 226761 kanokwairenicks@hotmail.com
Portland Bowling Club Kilmarnock 01563 532786 stewart.christie@sky.com
Caprington Golf Club 01563 521915 george.231morton@btinternet.com
Auchinleck Talbot Youth Academy 07904 773661 robin.meikle@yahoo.com
Hurlford United 2006 07411 296037 Hurlfordutd2006@gmail.com
Kilmarnock Junior Ice Hockey Club - chairperson@kjihc.org
Cumnock Dolphins Swimming Club 01290 420382 amcgarva@aol.com
Sport Karate Sakai

07761 539297

07788 858575

davidcoulter.sakai@gmail.com

kris_coulter@yahoo.co.uk

Kilmarnock Harrier & Athletics Club - secretary@kilmarnockharriers.com
Hurlford Badminton Club 07814 285028 billy_tours@yahoo.co.uk
New Farm Loch AFC 07576 083424 paularalston1983@gmail.com
Bonnyton Thistle Football Club 07407 321726 colink@bonnytonthistlefc.com
Cluarankwai Judo Club 07970 694456 Jyl777@talktalk.net
Kilmarnock Howard Park Bowling Club 01563 531957 jamesgilmour.milloy@gmail.com
Galston Lau Gar Kung-Fu Club 07870 240807 craig@handv.co.uk
Stewarton Annick FC 01560 486615 annickstewarton@gmail.com
Dreghorn Moorfield Boys Club 07971 411707 Craigmcghee44@gmail.com
Crosshouse Community Football Club - crosshouseboysclub@gmail.com
Kyle Fencing Club 01563 571400  -
Irvine Valley Swimming Club 07719 808036 fiona.hamilton2@btinternet.com
Kilmarnock Acrobatic Gymnastics Club - Kagc_secretary@hotmail.com
Stewarton United 07527 916275 Jamiemcateer1405@aol.com
Ayrshire Acro Gymnastics Club - ayrshiregymnastics@outlook.com
Catrine Bowling Club 01290 550987 Enquiries@catrinebc.co.uk
Senjokai Karate Academy 07786 755535 senjokarate@gmail.com
Hurlford Thistle A.F.C 07917 867389 johnwbracki@yahoo.com
Catrine Amateur Football Club 01290 559285 / 07907 842350 Suzannewise64@msn.com
Dean Thistle Football Club 07969 122976 nimblj@me.com
Kilmarnock Rugby Football Club 01563 522314 williambarnaby@hotmail.com
Shito-Ryu Kofukan Karate-do Scotland 07921 819341 Kofukankilmarnock@outlook.com
Kilmarnock and Loudoun Shotokan Karate Club 07377 452149 mclaughlinhome@sky.com
Onthank Amateurs 07787 240363 Sturdy1979@hotmail.com
Stewarton United Red U19 07971 056429 stewartonreds07@gmail.com
Drongan United AFC 07866 412387 jamieemma06@yahoo.co.uk
Darvel Victoria AFC 07773 657643 phils.curtains@gmail.com
Dunlop Table Tennis Club 07403 230984 Martin.oestmann@gmail.com
Galston Youth Football Club 07950 218287 stephen_92@msn.com
Kilmarnock FC Women 01563 558500 Fiona.Walker@eastayrshireleisure.com
Kilmarnock Jets Swim Team 07985 381051 kilmarnockjetsswimteam@hotmail.co.uk
Hurlford Athletic YFC 07506 212877 kmddecor@outlook.com
Kilmarnock Tennis Club 07786 361485 ktcsecretary@gmail.com
Kilmarnock Amateur Weightlifting Club 07791 839241 charleshamilton1234@icloud.com

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