Now the dust has settled on the end of another season at Somerset Park we wanted to say thank you to a multitude of people.
To our season ticket holders we give an enormous thanks. The investment you have made in Season Tickets has been absolutely crucial during this period where we have received no matchday or hospitality revenue. At the start of the season there was always a chance that you may not have been able to attend any matches yet you still bought the tickets in good numbers regardless.
To everyone who bought a live stream to watch a match. Thank you. This was very similar to walking up to the gate on a match day and paying to get into Somerset and was crucial to keep us ticking over. It was also good to know that although there was no fans inside Somerset, the team were still receiving the support from afar.
To everyone who has donated to the AU500 fund over the last year, including all of those who have done it every month since the beginning. This is always a vastly important income stream for us as it is completely ring fenced for players and to have this income continue to help us pay the players wages was an enormous help. The committee have put in a huge amount of work behind the scenes to keep the AU500 FUND growing and we appreciate the work you put in every day.
All members of the Ayr United Five Star Lottery and those who played our new 50/50 Half Time Draw towards the end of the season. Thank you. The Lottery has been running for a long time and It could not continue without the support of everyone who has signed up as a member. Every single penny of profit from the Lottery goes into Ayr United and thanks must also go to everyone behind the scenes there for the huge part they play.
Our volunteers. Despite the pandemic our volunteers have still made themselves available to help our whenever possible. Their dedication is second to none and Somerset Park wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for them. We are very much looking forward to being able to thank you properly.
Our player sponsors. We hugely appreciate the fact you still sold out all our strips even though you couldn’t get into Somerset to see them in person. We have most of the strips back from the players from this season and will be in touch shortly about how to get them. We also had a few left over from the previous season which are also signed and ready.
Anyone who made a purchase from our Club Shop. We are extremely proud of our shop and are absolutely delighted with how many of you still bought something despite not being able to wear it inside the ground. Our shop is a vital source of income for the Club and although we were shut for a period we were thrilled with the response when opening back up. We will have new stock and new ranges for you in the coming weeks and months.
Everyone who sponsored us or advertised with us in any way shape or form. We had an incredible year commercially from trackside boards to home and away run out tops to our new B & W TV, buying tickets for our Shirt & Shorts Draw and many other ways too. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone that took part in Honestmen Picks. Our new app launched in November and hopefully added some extra interest to our matches as well as giving many of you big cash wins! This was a fantastic revenue stream for the club and we look forward to this returning for the new season.
To our own media team. We realised how difficult it is to put out a live stream and try and get it right for everyone. The amount of hours that you all put in is incredible and we thank all of you for the efforts. Travelling around the country to get pre and post match interviews for our fans to see. You are always a credit to the club and together we will continue to strive to improve the service we provide.
To anyone that we have missed – Thank you!! This has been the strangest year that a lot of us will ever experience. Not having our fans at games, home and away, was truly awful and you certainly realise how important our supporters can be there is nobody in that Somerset Road End. We are very hopeful that fans will be allowed back into Somerset Park at the start of next season and we will delay releasing our season tickets by another couple of weeks to try and have more certainty around that.
Finally as a thank you to our season ticket holders we will give each one of you (Adult and concession) a £10 voucher for the club shop. The details of this will be announced in the coming days.