Football development

South Ayrshire Council works in partnership with Ayr United Football Academy and the Scottish Football Association to provide weekly football sessions for young people between the age of 3 and 12 years old.

Mini Kickers - Play and Discover Centre (3-4 year olds)

Mini Kickers is for children aged between 3 and 4 years old. The sessions focus on a range of activities that are both fun and developmental. All sessions are themed and structured and are enjoyment based, rather than technical based.

Football Centres - Desire to Play (5-12 Year olds)

Our Football Centres, the next stage up from Mini Kickers, have been developed to give any child the opportunity to play in a fun and safe environment. There is more emphasis on structured activities and players being to look at the key components of football, such as passing, dribbling, shooting and control.

Small Sided Games (5- 12 years)

These sessions allow players to play small sided games in an organised and safe environment against their peers. Players are encouraged to express themselves and try new things and put into practice what they have learned at the football centres.

More information


Ayr United Football Academy
Tel: 01292 263435
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