Chairman - Willie McCulloch
Having worked for over 30 years for Royal Mail and travelled throughout mostly Ayrshire at work you are asked which football team do you support ,and when you say Ayr United people say why, well many years back my father and his brother took me to a game and since I had no reason to support any other team and I'm sure other fans say the same . I could suppose support the second biggest team in Ayrshire but it is three buses to get to Auchinleck on a Saturday. Someone once said I have always been a celtic support I asked where in Glasgow do you stay he said saltcoats, that is Scottish football at its best only two teams.
Treasurer - Robert Ritchie
I was first taken to an Ayr United match by my cousin in 1963 and have been hooked ever since. If you look closely at the pictures of that iconic game against Rangers in 1969 you will see a boy on somebody’s shoulders on the North Terrace. That’s my 7 year old brother on my 13 year old shoulders. Although I lived in the South East of England for a long time I still had a season ticket. Several times for midweek games I had the day off and travelled up for the match then drove back overnight to go straight to work in London the next morning. Supporting your home town team should be as natural as supporting your country and this initiative gives us all a great chance to play a positive part in making the club successful.
I am a proud father of two sons, Stewart and Craig. I have loyally supported Ayr United since I was 5 years old and now 55 and still going strong. I worked at Ailsa Hospital as a health care assistant for 34 years until I took early retirement 5 years ago. I am also involved in running the Cottage Ayr United Travel Club. I am very proud to be involved in kick starting the AU 500 Fund and raising funds to help strengthen the playing staff within Ayr United and also help the club grow and prosper.
I joined the Board of Ayr United in 2005 after having been a lifelong fan and fulfilling an ambition to assist with the development of the Club for the benefit of all supporters. I have always lived in Ayr and believe supporting your local club is so important in the community. I have my own business within Ayrshire running two successful petrol stations for over 20 years and I hope to bring a range of different skills and experiences to The AU500 Fund committee.