Ayrshire Bulls sign ‘historic’ sponsorship deal with local land developers

Allanvale have agreed a three-year deal to be the main sponsor on the front of the Ayrshire Bulls match-day strip

L to R: Ayrshire Bulls forward Blair Macpherson, Allanvale Principal Director Jim Kirkwood and Ayr RFC General Manager Glen Tippet launch a new three-year partnership at Auchincruive Estate. Image: George McMillan
L to R: Ayrshire Bulls forward Blair Macpherson, Allanvale Principal Director Jim Kirkwood and Ayr RFC General Manager Glen Tippet launch a new three-year partnership at Auchincruive Estate. Image: George McMillan

AYRSHIRE BULLS will display the logo of land development experts Allanvale on the front of their match-day jerseys for the next three seasons, as part of a deal which the club believes demonstrates that opportunities to build new and mutually beneficial partnerships are still out there despite the uncertain economic and sporting climate.

“What attracts us the most to the Ayrshire Bulls is their integration with the local community,” said Allanvale Principal Director Jim Kirkwood. “They’re a semi-professional, FOSROC Super6 club, so they have a high profile and we’re looking to support that and for Allanvale to be as much a part of the club as we can be over the coming three years.

Ayr Rugby General Manager Glen Tippet said that he is excited to see the relationship between Allanvale and the Ayrshire Bulls grow over the coming seasons.


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“We are delighted to welcome Jim and the team at Allanvale to our growing family of sponsors and partners,” he said. “The success of Ayr Rugby has always been built on strong local community partnerships that help us through. Having Allanvale, another local brand, onboard with us reinforces the support we have in our local community – we couldn’t be happier.

“The Ayrshire Bulls is a key part of Ayr Rugby and is the stepping stone for those players who want to progress onto professional rugby. Just like the other FOSROC Super6 teams, we are preparing well for the Sprint Series and looking forward to getting back playing.

“When the time is right, I look forward to welcoming Jim and the Allanvale team to Millbrae”.

The new deal was launched at Auchincruive Estate, which Allanvale recently purchased with ambitious plans to transform the land. 
 
Allanvale Land primarily focus on the development and promotion of strategic land and large development sites across Scotland,” explained Kirkwood. “We are currently working on projects from Ayr all the way through Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Edinburgh. We are really looking to expand the business over the coming years”.

“This [Auchincruive Estate] is one that is held firmly in the hearts of all employees and directors at Allanvale. It is a 300-year old estate originally designed by Robert Adam. We are the new guardians of it, and we are looking to redevelop it for residential, leisure and business use. We want to make it something that’s a real pride of the community here in Ayr”.


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David Barnes
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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Herald/Sunday Herald, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.

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