Monday, 22 June 2015

Heart Start

Heart Start

There have been a number of tragic incidents highlighted in the media recently involving young footballers and KFCSA were keen to ensure as many people as possible know what to do should another unfortunate situation occur.Young Kilmarnock coaches recently took part in the Kilmarnock Football Club Supporters Association (KFCSA) “Have a Killie Heart” initiative aimed at raising awareness on what to do in a life threatening emergency.

In partnership with the British Heart Foundation a ‘Heart Start’ training course was held in St. Marnock’s Church in Kilmarnock and there was a great turn out on a freezing cold night.

Young Kilmarnock would like to thank the KFCSA for organizing this worthwhile event and to Linda, Anne and Alex for hosting such an enjoyable and worthwhile evening.
KFCSA are already making plans for a second training night, if you would like to participate...
e mail or call in to see Stewart at  Rainbow Ink, Bank Street, Kilmarnock.

Contribution to the Community

Contribution to the Community

Young Kilmarnock are the proud recipients of the ‘Contribution to the Community 2013’ award following the presentation at the Westsound Radio Cream of Ayrshire Awards at the Brig O’Doon House Hotel in Ayr.

Husband and wife Bobby and Susan Russell have been the mainstays of our Committee for more years than they will admit too and it has become a very big part of their life.

Bobby, Chair of Young Kilmarnock, could not contain his pride -

“It was fantastic for our organisation to even be considered as nominees for this award never mind to find ourselves as winners. I’m so proud to accept it on behalf of all the many volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to make Young Kilmarnock the overwhelming success story it has become.”

Susan also said “It was a very emotional evening and I admit to shedding a wee tear when I heard we’d won.”

Pictured are Tracey, Susan (with the award) and Bobby from the YK Committee
 and the Provost of East Ayrshire, Councillor Jim Todd.
The Committee would sincerely like to thank the parents of members who nominated us for this award and to the many others who took time to vote for us.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Fixture Added

It was announced yesterday that the club will travel to Belfast in Northern Ireland to take on Crusaders in a pre-season friendly fixture. The match will take place on Saturday 18th July with the kick off at 3:00pm.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Saturday Club Young Kilmarnock

One of the Club’s aims is to promote, increase and develop football participation in the local area and encourage children to take part in physical activity through football, to raise awareness of leading a healthy lifestyle and to put smiles on faces in the process.

Our football sessions are delivered by qualified coaches (including goalkeeping coaches) are fun based and designed to give young players the opportunity to learn new skills and improve their ability at thir own pace.

Whatever your ability, this is your chance toenjoy football in a fun and safe environment and make new friends!

The fun starts at Power League near Asda in Kilmarnock at -

10.00am -11.00am for 4 to 5 year-olds     Cost £3.00
11.30am - 1.30pm for 5 - 16 year-olds      Cost £4.00

KFCSA AGM and Meet The Board Event

The KFCSA AGM will take place in the Park Suite at 1pm on Saturday 6th June.

There will be an opportunity to meet the board of Kilmarnock Football Club after the AGM.

Everyone attending the AGM will be entered in to a raffle to win hospitality for two at a home game next season (not including games against the old firm).

The agenda for the AGM is as follows:
  1. Welcome
  2. Previous Minutes from 2014 AGM
  3. Committee resignations and nominations
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Supporters Club Membership
  6. Supporters Club involvement with KFCSA meetings and Committee
  7. Future Open Meetings – format and locations
  8. AOCB
  9. Close

Killie season ends, not with a bang but a whimper

To paraphrase Elliot’s Hollow Men…this is the way the season ends, not with a bang but a whimper.

Killie took the lead through the ever blossoming Kiltie in our last game at the Theatre of Pies, but Ross County hit back with a double and took all three points and an estimated £40k for the league place with them back to Dingwall. In terms of hard cash that is going to cost us a couple of players next season, and with more releases than the Beatles this week we are going to have to spread the net far and wide to try and get sufficient quality and depth to carry us through another year.

It’s been a tough few weeks but we have no choice other than to look ahead and hope that when Locke gets to build his own team that they are an improvement on what we’ve seen this time around. Let’s thank the football gods we survived and try to be positive about the future, we are certainly due some luck.