AYR RUGBY CLUB are expecting a major cash injection after landing a sensational sponsorship deal with iconic local golf course Trump Turnberry, owned by the controversial leader of the free world.
The agreement, which is for an undisclosed sum, will see Trump branding emblazoned across the famous pink and black strip, and – as a point of principle – will provide for fully comprehensive private health cover for all players.
“We’re delighted to have an organisation of the size and profile as Trump International getting on board with what we are trying to do,” said Ayr president Billy McHarg.
“We have big plans for Millbrae and Trump International have fantastic experience and expertise in developing world class sporting facilities, so that is something we are looking into,” he added.
“Let me tell you, this is going to be great. This is going to be the greatest rugby club sponsorship deal of all time. You’re not going to believe how great this is going to be.”
In the eyes of many, Trump is a toxic brand – but McHarg insisted that he has no worries about the possibility that this new partnership might turn into a public relations disaster.
“I don’t see the problem. He’s an ambitious guy and we are an ambitious club so, as far as I’m concerned, it is a match made in heaven. Hopefully this is the start of a long and fruitful relationship which will allow both parties to get great together,” he said.
“We are thinking of organising a tour to the USA next year and it would be great if we got a chance to visit The White House so that we can thank The Donald personally for his support. Having said that, we know he makes a habit of visiting the places he is investing in, so maybe we will be able to welcome him to Millbrae at some point next season. We have already put a ticket aside for Ivanka in case she wants to come to our very popular Ladies Day.”
Mr Trump was not available for comment, but he is expected to tweet a statement in the coming days.