Burnpark Boys Club

untitledThe Killie Trust this season swelled the ranks of its sponsorship stable with the front of Burnpark Boys Club jerseys this season being emblazoned with our @thekillietrust twitter handle logo.

On Saturday 17th September Trust board members David Davison, Sandy Armour as well as chairman Barry Richmond were on hand to get a snap with the team and see the boys in their new threads. The photo featured in The Kilmarnock Standard the next week, though sadly our copy of the picture got lost due to a technology malfunction of some description. So, on a freezing cold Saturday morning in January, Saturday 19th of January to be exact, John Speirs went out to get a few pics and see how the boys were getting on. Squaring up against Balmoral Thistle the lads warmed up in jumpers and jackets before lining up between the sticks for pregame photo.

IMAG0489Brian Mitchell and fellow Burnpark coaches Martin Baxter, Sean Munro, Kevin Mcmurtrie and Ross Hume have their boys training twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Grange Academy in Kilmarnock. They are an under 14s team competing in their second season (the club is also two years old) in the CAYFA (Central Ayrshire Youth FA). The boys can also count London based but Kilmarnock born stand up comedian Del Strain amongst their fans! If you are looking for any further information they have a twitter account @burnparkBC and also a facebook page. So get following and liking.

To top it all off, printing of the kits was done at Rainbow Ink, one of the Killie Trusts community partners.


Best of luck with the rest of the season guys.

Transfer Window Sign Up Day

Joining the Killie Trust just got easier. 2013 is the year in which the Trust celebrate the tenth anniversary of our formation and it promises to be a year of epic proportions, and we want as many Killie fans as possible to be a part of that.

Signing up new members has never been an easy process so we’ve introduced a new “quickslip” application form so we can engage with as many fans as possible in a shorter period of time.

To kick things off we will have four volunteers with quickslips at the match on Saturday (19th January) stationed at the approaches to both ends of the ground. If you are in any doubt who they are we are sure that Hippo will point them out.

All you have to give them is your name and ONE of three other details (postcode, email or phone number) and we then follow it up at a time more convenient to you. It’s still only a tenner a year, and that’s £2 less than it was ten years ago!

The next ten years will see football in this country change more than you can imagine with community ownership featuring heavily for clubs like ours. Together the “Killie Family” can ensure that we are ahead of the game and the the club will survive to be a community hub for future generations.

Football Fans In Training (FFIT)

Football Fans In Training (FFIT) is coming back to Rugby Park.

The club will be running this excellent programme from the Monday the 18th of February. This programme is aimed at men over 35 who have a waist larger than 37 inches and want to do something about.

The programme starts Monday the 18th of February for 12 weeks.

Time 6.00-8.00pm

Venue: Rugby Park

For more information contact Paul McDonald at Rugby Park or email him on pmcdonald@kilmarnockfc.co.uk or call 01563 545309

Here is FFIT official site and also for your viewing pleasure is some video from the BBC from the first time it was at Rugby Park. See if you can spot anyone you know.


Good luck to anyone who goes on to participate.

Stand Up (If You Love Killie) 6!: A Preview

With Christmas and New Year outta the way, time to plan your next night out, why not make it with us?


Friday 22nd of February 2013 sees the return of Killie Trust comedy in the form of Stand Up (If You Love Killie) 6! Since its inception, our comedy night has gone from strength to strength and showcased some of the best acts on the Scottish circuit, next February will be no different as Ray Bradshaw returns to run the show as our compère having enjoyed it so much last time. Ray is currently embarking on a series of dares for his upcoming festival shows, one of which isn’t to be a Partick Thistle fan which he does simply because he wants to.

Also on the bill this time up will be Gary Little, a Glasgow comedian with a colourful past who has been in comedy ten years come 2013 so is in his testimonial season, Scott Gibson will also be with us, from Paisley he has gigged all over Britain since starting in 2010 and was even gigging all around Ontario Canada this year as well as alongside Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle at The Stand. Further to those two is Teddy Ross, who has written for TV and radio and also is editor of Scottish Comedian FC blog and podcast which has the views of Scottish comedians on fitba (funnily enough). Finally completing the line up is John Speirs, Kilmarnock fan and resident he has “papped out in the first round” of Scottish Comedian of the Year 2012 on his CV and he was at Stand Up 3 so this marks his return. All in all a fantastic line up for you all to get excited about, so what about those tickets?

Well, 2013 is a new year but the price is still the same, £15 to laugh your head off on a Friday night. As always all money raised goes toward The Killie Trust and you can get yours by calling 07429615232 or visiting the Trust Desk which is situated as always in
the Park Hotel on match days. You can also purchase tickets on Eventbrite and pay via Paypal – http://killietrust.eventbrite.com/

Plenty of ways to get involved.

Here also is some links to find out more about our acts.

Ray Bradshaw

twitter: @comedyray

website: www.idarerayto.com/ where Ray is taking on dares which will form the basis of his Glasgow Comedy Festival show this year. Feel free to dare him to do something.

Gary Little

twitter: @biggarylittle


Scott Gibson

twitter: @bigscottgibson

website: http://scottgibsoncomedy.com/

Teddy Ross

twitter: @comedyteddy

podcast: Details on how you can subscribe to the Scottish Comedy FC Podcast which Teddy hosts and edits.

John Speirs

twitter: @ruudkerouac

blog: The Nhoj