Irish Premiership side Coleraine visit Somerset Park next Saturday (18th July) for the Martyn Campbell Testimonial match, with 3pm kick off.
The day is very kindly being sponsored by Martyn’s employers, Taylor Wimpey and confirming the deal Production Director Steven Laurie said “Martyn is a valued member of our team and we are delighted to be providing some support to help make the day a resounding success”.
We thank Coleraine for providing the opposition and welcome them to the Club, in what is an important part of both Clubs’ pre season preparations as well as marking Martyn’s special occasion.
Kicking the day off is a superb old crocks match (1.15 kick off) which features many old favourites including several members of the 2002 CIS cup final squad. Confirmed so far are Mark Campbell, Eddie Annand, Craig McEwan, Marvyn Wilson, Neil Scally, John Dodds, Scott Chaplain, wing king Henry Templeton, Robert Reilly, John Traynor and Andy Lyons. Gaffer Ian McCall is expected to feature. The format will be a Martyn Campbell select v a Mark Campbell select.
Following the Old Crocks match Somerset Boab will perform a short set including his special song penned as a tribute to Martyn. Other pre match and half time entertainment will be provided by Cheerleaders from the Tracy Finlay School of Dance Kilwinning with further entertainment to be announced.
At Half time young supporters attending will have the opportunity to Beat Pandamonium in a fun Penalty competition.
Entry to the day is £10 for adults and £5 concessions. Please note that season tickets, Silver Club and supporters club memberships are not valid for this game.
A limited number of places are available for the Hospitality suite on the day. 3 course lunch with wine is available at £65 per head, with viewing from the Hospitality boxes. Please contact Graeme Miller on 01292 263435 option 3 to reserve.
The players participating in the Old crocks match will watch the main game from the Hospitality suite.
Tickets are also available at £15 to attend the Hospitality suite pre-match. This includes match entry and gives you the opportunity to purchase drinks and bar meals.
We hope as many supporters as possible will be able to attend and support this tribute to a magnificent Honest Man.
If you cannot attend but would like to support the activities you can do so securely online with the Club shop, using the following link https://ayrunitedfc.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=441
or send cheques payable to the Martyn Campbell Testimonial Association and send to the same name; c/o Ayr United FC, Somerset Park, Tryfield Place, Ayr, KA8 9NB.