Club Presidents

As we approach the end of the season it is time to say thank you to our outgoing co-presidents, Ian Hunter and Brian Campbell.
Both have worked very hard over the last two years for the club, giving up their own time to ensure the club has a better future.
A great deal of what they did is not acknowledged, however both have achieved what every president aims for. The club is now in a better position than when they took office.
I hope everyone will join me in thanking both Ian and Brian for all of their hard work.

Welcome to our new president and vice-president, Peter Gossman and Dougie Tyler.
Both are lifelong Accies with a long family history with the club. They will build on the work of their predecessors taking the club forward.
I know everyone will join me in wishing them good luck and offering them support to ensure the success of the club.

Ali Cairns

Club AGM

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Ardrossan Academicals Rugby Football Club will be held in the clubhouse at 7.30pm on Monday 29th April.

The following officials have to be appointed at this meeting :-

President (2 years)

Vice President (2 years)



Playing convener in charge of a sub committee including fixture secretary, 1st XV captain, 2nd XV representative and ladies representative.

Finance and business convener in charge of a sub committee to include membership and sponsorship.

Bar and clubhouse convener with members in charge of the bar, the clubhouse and social events.

Youth convener to organise a committee to run all aspects of youth rugby.

Communications and Marketing convener to deal with social media and the website plus looking for grants and other ways of raising money from outside organisations.

2 ordinary board members one of whom represents the ladies section.

2 auditors.

Although not members of the board a membership secretary, house convener, fixture secretary, bar convener, clubhouse convener and sponsorship organiser can be nominated at the AGM.

Fixture secretary Contact opponents in the week before a game to confirm kick off time. Contact referee to confirm the game is on and the kick off time.Contact both if the game is postponed. Occasionally may need to arrange a game for a team.  Referees are normally appointed for 1st XV, 2nd XV, U18 and ladies. If not arrange a referee.

Clubhouse convener Carry out or arrange for someone to carry out repairs to the clubhouse.

Sponsorship organiser Try to get sponsors for the club programme, shirt sponsors and player sponsors.

A nomination form is included and should be returned to the secretary either by email or left behind the bar. They must be returned by April 22.

I have also included a copy of the constitution. Any proposed changes need to be sent to the secretary by April 8


Position Nomination Form

RagBin Update

The RagBag Bin has raised a total of £892 this year – this is a fantastic sum and helps greatly towards Club Funds.
Thanks to everyone who donated and a special thanks to Pauline MacPherson for setting up the bin and ensuring it gets emptied regularly.

Family Club Open Day

This weekend is the club open day so along with the usual training there will be some stalls and an opportunity for you to chat to your coaches/managers and sort out registration for this season.

We will have a few stalls set up around the club:

There will be a bbq with burgers on sale for £1

A stall from PSL to let you view and try on the kit on offer and place orders for this season

There will also be a stall from our sponsor Steps Podiatry.

The Accies Ladies, U13’s and U14’s will also be playing. Kick-0ff 2pm, please come along and support the teams.