Our Community team deliver programmes that use the power of football to inspire and educate young people across Ayrshire.

Providing every young person with the best and fairest opportunities in life is so important to us at KCST. Our programmes target health and wellbeing indicators, deliver educational outcomes and ensure inclusion and fun are at the heart of everything we do.

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Killie Kickers & Killie Kids

Killie Kickers (3-5 years old) allows children to enter the game of football from the age of three. We aim to develop and progress core skills such as passing, dribbling and shooting whilst also improving their ‘ABC’s – agility, balance & co-ordination.

Killie coaches use various themes such as being at the beach, pirates, dinosaurs and favourite football players to maximise youngsters engaged throughout the 45-minute sessions.

  • Monday – Rose Reilly Centre, Stewarton – 4:30-5:15pm & 5:15pm-6pm
  • Tuesday – William McIlvanney Campus – 5-5:45pm
  • Wednesday – St Joseph’s Academy – 5-6pm
  • Thursday – Darvel Sports Centre – 4-4:45pm
  • Friday – Grange Academy – 4:30pm-5:15pm & 5:15pm-6pm


Killie Kids (5-12 years old), evolved from our Football Centres, is the next step in the development pathway for local youngsters with Kilmarnock FC.

Killie coaches introduce new skills such as more progressive SAQs (speed, agility and quickness) drills and the importance to have a ball at your feet. Sessions are fun, challenging and inclusive.

  • Monday – William McIlvanney Campus – 5-6pm
  • Tuesday – William McIlvanney Campus – 5-6pm
  • Wednesday – St Joseph’s Academy – 5-6pm
  • Thursday – Darvel Sports Centre – 5-6pm


Football, Nutrition & Wellbeing

Go Fitba is a 12-week programme backed by the Scottish Football Partnership Trust which supports local young people from areas of multiple deprivation.
Young participants are picked up and dropped off at their school, with each session consisting of educational and football-focused elements, followed by a two-course meal which includes fruit and soup, and a healthy main meal.

Learning outcomes include enhanced understanding of nutrition, increased social interaction and teamwork skills, improved fitness and refining of motor movements.

Fitba First is a 5-week programme backed by the Scottish Football Partnership Trust and is an evolution of Go Fitba, incorporating vital First Aid training for young people and gaining leadership skills and experience.


Hexagol Sessions

The Hexagol is a fun, inclusive space where young people can learn new skills in an exciting environment.

In the Hexagol, learners make important links between the mental and physical energy being used, with the food they eat and their health and wellbeing. (Curriculum for Excellence).

Feedback has shown young people can:

  • Experience challenge and enjoyment in a interactive, inclusive environment supported by Kilmarnock FC coaches.
  • Have fun and concentrate better in the classroom.
  • Learn to make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing.
  • Apply their learning to pursue a healthier lifestyle throughout their daily lives.

Hexagol sessions are available to Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, community groups and clubs, and more.


Educational Tours

The KCST, based at Rugby Park, invite school groups across Ayrshire to our stadium to enhance their learning throughout the academic year.

Pupils can develop and learn in an exciting environment, take part in an employability tour discovering the inner workings of our football club, or delve deeper into topics such as physical education, health and wellbeing, history and more. Get in touch to find out about our stadium visits, fun & fitness sessions, our Club Museum and War Memorial Garden.


Captain Conker Book Visits

Captain Conker, the much-loved mascot of the club, springs to action to foil jealous Bad Badger and Wee Digger Brown. Can he save the day for his beloved team and help them win the most important match of the season?

‘Captain Conker & the Dastardly Plan’ is a cleverly illustrated, colourful, rhyming adventure storybook, created by Nae Bother Books. It spans themes of friendship, teamwork, healthy eating, exercise, hard work, perseverance and more.

Author, Shirley Husband, along with Captain Conker and KCST are providing visits to schools and nurseries across Ayrshire.