Departing Academy Graduates

Monday 06 May 2024

Departing Academy Graduates

Ayr United wishes to pay tribute to the 3 Academy graduates who are leaving the club this summer:

Paul Smith joined the Ayr United Academy in July 2012 and leaves having made over 50 First Team appearances.

Paul was awarded the Board ‘Community Award’ at this season’s Player of the Year which recognises his outstanding contribution to the community – evidenced by his regular attendance at AUFA Community Camps, and his hilarious appearances on content for club and Academy sponsors. 

Dario Viviani joined the Ayr United Academy in July 2016 and has enjoyed loan spells at Bonnyton FC in the West of Scotland 2nd Division, as well as Glenafton and Troon FC in the West of Scotland Premier League, in addition to Gretna FC in the Lowland League.  Dario also made the substitute’s bench on a number of occasions for the first team.

Carter Jenkins joined the Ayr United Academy in March 2018 and has completed a full season on loan with Gretna FC in the Lowland League.  Carter made the substitute’s bench on a number of occasions at the second half of last season.

All the Academy graduates leave the club with our thanks and very best wishes for the future.