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THMT Player of the Year – Alan Forrest

The Honest Men Trust Player of the Year 2014/15 The Ayr United Football Academy enjoyed a stellar evening on Sunday at their end of season awards night, with Academy graduates Alan Forrest and Robbie Crawford handing out the prizes to our current crop of talented youngsters and the news Silver Star Status had been achieved. The night also provided an ideal opportunity to present Alan with a trophy of his own as the 18 year old forward has been voted the Honest Men Trust Player of the Year. His name joins Robbie’s on the Ally MacLeod Memorial Trophy after Robbie became the first AUFA player to earn the accolade in 2013. Alan, who joined AUFA in 2010 aged 13, finished this season as United’s top goalscorer with 9 goals, including the vital third at Station Park which ensured the Honest Men’s League 1 safety. Alan was presented the trophy by Ayr United Assistant Manager John Henry. Congratulations to Alan and here’s to many more Academy graduates winning the Player of the Year award for the ‘big team’ in the...

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AUFA get Silver.

A big congratulations to the Ayr United Football Academy on achieving Silver Star status. This is a great achievement following the culmination of a lot of hard work and effort by everyone involved in the Academy. The Honest Men trust are proud to be a founding member and continue to support the academy every year. Read the official press release:...

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Goalden Goal Week 1 Result

It was a great start to the season proper on Saturday with a fine 1-0 win over Morton and a good performance to boot. Especially pleasing to see Alan Forest and Peter McGill go at their opponents with no fear. And it was good news for John Rankin who wins the Goalden Goal prize thanks to Ryan Donnelly’s 79th minute winner, who wins either £25.50 or a £30 club shop voucher. If you have not already signed up you can still take...

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Goalden Goal 2014/15

GOALDEN GOAL is back for the new league campaign! The Honest Men Trust’s popular competition gives you the chance to win up to £45 each time Ayr United play. The competition will run for all of Ayr United’s 36 League 1 games of this season, starting with the home game against Morton on Saturday 9th August.  Entry costs £36 – just £1 per game. For anyone new to the competition, entrants are allocated a different ‘minute’ for Ayr United games and if the first Ayr United goal is scored in that minute – you’re the winner of the cash prize! For example, if you draw the 25th minute and Alan Forrest smashes home Ayr’s first goal in the 25th minute – you win! Entrants will be drawn a different minute, by random, for each match. THMT are long running sponsors of the Ayr United Football Academy, contributing over £1000 a season. They also back a number of Ayr United’s commercial opportunities, including recently sponsoring the back of the teamsheet and as shirt sponsors of captain Scott McLaughlin. Proceeds from Goalden Goal will go directly to continuing this support. Entry costs £36 and covers 36 matches and you can arrange to pay in installments if you wish. The prize each match will be 50% of the money raised that game or a voucher for the Ayr United Club Shop rounded up to the nearest £5. For full details, rules and to enter the game...

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Moffat Nets Trust Award

Prolific striker Michael Moffat may have left Ayr United for pastures new but before he did he added another accolade to his personal haul of awards this season, after being named The Honest Men Trust’s Player of the Year. League 1’s top scorer was the unanimous choice of the Trust’s members and becomes the twelfth recipient of the Ally MacLeod Memorial Trophy. The Moff’s role at Ayr United extended beyond the pitch and it was fitting that he received his reward recently by the Mild Disabilities Team at Queen Margaret Academy. Michael has been one of the team’s coaches throughout the season and the kids were delighted to award him the trophy. The coaching is provided by the Ayr United Football Academy under their Everybody Active programme and THMT are delighted to be long-term sponsors and supporters of the Academy and their work in the community....

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Join The Honest Men Trust… and win a signed Ayr United shirt!

The Honest Men Trust are offering Ayr United fans the chance to win a signed Ayr United shirt. All you need to do is join or renew your membership of the Trust, which costs just £10.  One member will be drawn at the end of the season to receive this season’s home shirt signed by the squad. The Trust is now in its tenth season, having formed in 20o3, and continues to support Ayr United Football Club, Academy and work towards our principle goal: a financially sustainable, open and inclusive Football Club owned by its supporters which is a genuine community asset. Much has been achieved in the last ten years. We have seen the formation of the Ayr United Football Academy, an organisation which had its genesis as part of a THMT initiative.  The Academy goes from strength to strength and THMT continues to play its part by having a representative on its board. More recently we have seen the formation of a working group containing all major stakeholders in Ayr United, looking at transferring the majority shareholding of Ayr United Football Club into community ownership, with a constitution which provides an ‘asset lock’ for Somerset Park.  Once again, The Honest Men Trust are playing their part in this and are represented on the working party, trying to ensure that, as much as possible, a solution is found which maximises THMT’s values of: democracy, sustainability and transparency.  The process of trying to alter the governance of Ayr United towards a set of articles which will secure the club in perpetuity, is one which as an organisation we have been quietly championing for almost four years, indeed since our formation in 2003. We continue to support both the Club and the Academy financially, through various sponsorships, and continue to offer and provide assistance when it is sought, where possible.  Membership subscriptions and fundraising efforts such as the successful comedy night in October (supported by Supporters Direct Scotland and the Co-operative Group) and Goalden Goal are vital in supporting the Trust to support Ayr United Football Club and Academy. As a Trust we have also been approached for assistance by both Whitletts Victoria and Girvan Football Club, and in both instances members of our Society Board provided help in the form of shared knowledge and ideas. This knowledge has allowed both of these football clubs to progress in a more community-based and inclusive direction, which we believe is to their, and their fans benefit.  The help given to these two clubs reflects one of the roles of THMT to “support and encourage the game of football in South Ayrshire as a recreational facility, sporting activity and focus...

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