Carrick Rugby Club is preparing to build on the success of last season with South Ayrshire Council recently holding a civic reception for the club.
Carrick won the West Regional Shield last year, marking the first ever rugby trophy to come to Maybole. It was a real local success story, with 12 of Carrick’s 15 starting players in the final being former pupils from Carrick Academy, who had worked their way up the ranks.
The biggest School of Rugby programme in Scotland is delivered at Carrick Academy, with input to 17 primary schools in the Carrick and Girvan cluster. This helps provide rugby to over 600 young people on a weekly basis and there are plans to grow the game in Girvan.
South Ayrshire Provost, Helen Moonie, said the club were going from strength-to-strength, “The enthusiasm and drive from everyone involved in the club is obvious, and after last year’s successful season there are high hopes for more to come.
“Sporting success breeds confidence, and strong performances on the pitch makes more people want to get involved, and that’s what we’re seeing at Carrick.
“With close ties to Carrick Academy, and plans to extend the work in the local community, the rugby club is well placed to build on its momentum, and I wish them every success.”