American Football comes to Ayrshire

Published: 13 Jan 2012 09:30

American Football comes to Ayrshire - and they're looking for players from Cumnock and Doon Valley.

American Football is coming to Ayrshire - and they're looking for players from Cumnock and Doon Valley.

Open trial days will be held in Kilmarnock later this month.

Troon Juniors Football Club are delighted to announce a ground share with one of Scotland's premier American Football teams the 'West Coast Trojans'. The deal will see the Trojans occupy Portland Park throughout the summer months and play their home fixtures at the ground.

Alistair Kirkwood, Board Member of TJFC: "We are truly excited about bringing a quality organisation like the Trojans to Troon, not only for the financial benefit to Troon Juniors, but we also feel that the community will come out in force to support the club!"

The Trojans, who are moving from their home venue of Scotstoun Stadium, bring a track record of great success to Portland Park having not only won their division in 2011 but making it all the way through to the National Finals in London which were filmed for Sky Sports! The move will enable the WCT to set up a base from which to start a football academy which would encompass Flag Football teams (the non-contact version of the sport) and eventually a Junior Kitted team for the 16-19 year age group.

Gary McNey, West Coast Trojans HC said: "We are delighted to be moving the club to an area with such a proud Rugby history and believe that, with the support of the community, we can continue to thrive and meet our aim of becoming THE premier American Football club in Scotland."

The West Coast Trojans will be holding open days to recruit potential players as follows:

St Josephs Academy, Kilmarnock Sunday 22 January 1pm-4pm

St Josephs Academy, Kilmarnock Sunday 29 January 1pm-4pm

Trials will take place indoors and prospective players should wear appropriate footwear/clothing.

To find out more info about the club and to see highlights of last years games visit www.west-coast-troajns.com. Potential players can pre-register for the trials by contacting the Trojans via the following email - trojans.2012@west-coast-trojans.com

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