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Sports Council

East Ayrshire Sports Council was formed in 1996 and 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 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 special needs by promoting equality of opportunity

Sports council affiliation

Sports clubs and organisations can affiliate to the Sports Council for a period of a year for £30 (eligible for grant aid funding) and £15 (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

Affiliated sports clubs

Club/OrganisationContact NameContact Email
 Darvel Victoria AFC  Martin McAvoy
 Garnock Hockey Club  Eryn Heywood  Please contact Sports Council
 Kilmarnock Bowling Club  Andrew King
 Kilmarnock Cricket Club  Alistair Smith
 Kilmarnock Leisure Education Association  Organisation
 Kofukan Karate Do  Douglas Munro
 Stewarton Annick FC  Greg Thomson
 Stewarton Tennis Club  Isabel Mackie
 Auchinleck Indoor Bowling Club  Mary Ferguson
 Auchinleck Talbot 2003  Scott Mullen
 Auchinleck Talbot 2007  Kenneth Blackmore
 Auchinleck Talbot Under 19's  Sean Connelly
 Auchinleck Talbot Youth Academy  Kenneth Blackmore
 Ayrshire Acro  Gemma Thomson
 Ayrshire Flyers Speed Skating Club  Pamela MacKay
 Ballochmyle Golf Club  Andrew Harrow
 Bellfield Youth FC  Alex Smith
 Caprington Junior Golf Club  Willie McCulloch
 Cluarankwai Judo Club  Paul McClarty
 Crosshouse Boys Club FC  Scott Campbell
 Cumnock & Doon Valley Sub Aqua Club  James Williamson
 Cumnock Dolphin Swimming Club  Sheena McGarva
 Darvel Juniors FC  Alex Smith
 Drongan Grassroots Development Centre  Linda McDonald
 Drongan United FC  Robin Wemyss
 East Ayrshire Car Club  Roxanna Robertson
 Galston Lau Gar Kung Fu Club  Craig Foster
 Galston United FC  Graham Mair
 Galston Youth FC  Hugh McNellie
 Hurlford Badminton Club  Billy Fulton
 Hurlford Thistle Amateur Football Club  Billy Fulton
 Irvine Valley Swimming Club  Fiona Hamilton
 Kilmarnock & Loudoun Shotokan Karate Club  Matt McLaughlin
 Kilmarnock Acro Gymnastics Club  Laura McClymont
 Kilmarnock Amateur Swim Club  Sylvia Robertson
 Loudoun Gowf Club Junior Section  James Davidson
 Muirkirk Juniors FC  Billy Tait
 Neptune Amateur Swim Club  Elaine Taylor
 New Farm Loch AFC  Paula Ralston
 North West Archery Club  Allan Wilson
 North West Walking Football Club  Bill Stewart
 Phoenix Taekwondo  Scott McMillan
 Portland Bowling Club  Roland Stroud
 Riccarton Bowling Club  Stuart Christie  Please contact Sports Council
 Rosebank United 2002  Margaret Milligan
 Senjokai Karate Academy  Liam Gallagher
 Shortlees Amateur FC  John Shewright
 Sport Karate Sakai  David Coultar
 Stewarton Junior Netball Club  Nicola Wilson
 Stewarton United FC  Jamie McAteer  jamiemcateer1405
 The Galleon Centre  David Carey
 United KIngdom Tae Kwon-Do Council  Steven Murphy
 Valspar United 2005's FC  Cheryl Wilson


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