U18s benefit from College’s Modern Apprenticeships

Kilmarnock Football Club are delighted to partner with Ayrshire College to offer a Modern Apprenticeship Programme for our current U18 playing squad.

The programme builds on the strong relationship forged between our Academy and Ayrshire College over many years and we are delighted to be the first club in the county to launch such a scheme.

The “Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance” course aims to empower our young athletes to help them develop their skills on and off the pitch.


Kilmarnock FC Academy Director Paul McDonald said: "We have various members of our current full time Academy Staff who have come through Ayrshire College Courses, it is great to be able to work further with the college providing additional learning opportunities as part of our Young Professional Players’ Modern Apprenticeship programme." 

Moira Birtwistle from Ayrshire College added: “Ayrshire College is delighted to be entering into this innovative partnership with Kilmarnock Football Club.

“Together we will draw on our expertise to provide a learning and development experience that will help create world class sporting excellence alongside personal and professional development opportunities.

“The young people will have the opportunity to pursue a successful career in football alongside lifelong skills for continued success.”