Welcome to ACES Woodwynd!

Since 2006 A.C.E.S (Ayrshire Communities Education and Sport) has been serving the Woodwynd community by helping those who live within the area realise their potential through various projects which ACES have set-up and run.

Members of the local community have been volunteering and supporting both Ayrshire Communities Education and Sport (ACES) and the Woodwynd Community Association.

The aims are simple to enhance the area and help support our residents , our motto is...

In the Heart of the Community, With the community at Heart!

Please feel free to browse our website and view the projects which ACES have undertook through the years including Youth Zone, Silver Citizens Lunch Club,  and many more hosted at the Woodwynd Community Centre.street soccer, summer club

ACES are responsible for setting up and running the football team - Woodwynd Wolves - which has various teams of all ages.

Plus you can always keep up to date with our News Section which is written by ACES DEvelopment Officer Colin Young

We're always looking for help and volunteers to help propel ACES forward in the years to come - why not consider Getting Involved with your community.

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¯SUMMER 2014

This summer ACES had 70 kids per day for the Annual Summer club. As well as various activities the kids enjoyed trips to Summerlee, Deep sea world, and Mand D's theme park. During this years club ACES ran a community event for the queens baton relay visiting the town, the event was free and over 3000 local townsfolk came along the local kids took part in the kilwinning challenge and earned a commerarative medal for the effort of scaling a 75ft assualt course. The summer club kids also visits events in Glasgow for the Commonwealth games.

YOUNG START Streetwise

ACES streetwise funded by the YOUNG START lottery fund continues to provide new projects for young people in the area, a new drop in is already proving its worth and the young people can sign up for Radio presenting training with our partners IRVINE BEAT F.M. as well as samba drumming and lots lots more.

Young people visit the studio and are educated in the ways of presenting weather reports and music each young person then has the chance to record their own 3 minute show which is given to them with a certificate on compleation of the training. so far 15 have done the training with more sheduled soon.


ACES held a tribute night to raise funds for the Olivia Gallacher fund in

Memory of ''Andy Gall'' a full effort went into making the community centre as nice as possible to welcome local residents who were involved in the search for Andy to the tribute. Craig John drove from Hereford to perform as Freddie Mercury and a total of £1640  was raised, with a few table decorations ''walking as well!

the current total to date is over £5000

ACES would like to Thank every local company who donated prizes for the raffle which was a great success.


The Three young community coaches who were nominated for the royal bank of Scotland Young Community Champions 2013 were pronounced winners at a star studded gala award ceremony held at RBS head quarters in Edinburgh. The award presented by Sean Batty of STV and Game of Thrones star Ron Donachie. The award night was filmed by STV to be shown In November, and the coaches visited Number 10 Downing Street to meet deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.The street soccer challenge was delivered to 30 schools and over 700 children took part full details on the street soccer page.


The summer programme changed this year, and thankfully so did the weather, The format was five projects over five weeks and this proved very popular with the kids, Due to the great weather we were able to go out more and the kids as usual had a ball!


The Woodwynd Winter wonderland changed slightly this year. With bigger and Better rides, more stalls and our visitor Santa even got a new suit. The event which lasted two days was a great success again and many of the local people turned out to support the event. All prices were reasonably priced to ensure everyone enjoyed christmas.

The toboggan run was the biggest in europe and stood at a massive 60feet tall by 80feet long it could be seen from the main street. the bouncy snowman was dwarfed by it and it was 60ft

Thanks to all who braved the cold and came along.


ACES were selected to lead the NO KNIVES BETTER LIVES campaign across North Ayrshire, taking the ACES STREET SOCCER ROADSHOW to six different venues, to deliver the no knives message and offer positive life choices for young people. A total of 350 young people took part to show off their footballing skills. a winner form each area then took part in a grand final at Irvine Royal Academy as aprt of the Marymass celebrations. To help the night go with a bang ACES friends all lent a hand, BLOK cheerleaders from Glasgow who normally dance at Ibrox at home games as the Rangers Cheerleaders perfomed at half time as did David Mennie our freestyler. with the north ayrshire mobile youth centre, stagecoach youth express, Hope u.k K.A.Leisure, street sprint and ACES own Zorbs this ensured that the competitors and their families had plenty of entertainment.

Chief Inspector Roddy Newbiggins spoke highly of the commitment of aces coaches describing them as '' Positive male role models in the community'' The campaign has been a great success and with over 250 stop and searches in the visited areas NO WEAPONS were found this is the impact aces had hoped for. A further Street soccer challenge is being considered for local primary schools next year.

ACES would like to thank KA leisure, Craig Hamilton, Paul Clarke, stagecoach, dch Car hire, Inkind direct, North Ayrshire Council, Hope UK Woodwynd community Association. street sprint, BLOK, David Mennie and the Irvine Herald for all their help


ACES coaches visited 30 North Ayrshire Schools and delivered the NO KNIVES BETTER LIVES STREET SOCCER CHALLENGE to over 700 primary 7 children. Alonside our Partner group Police Scotland the coaches delivered a presentation on the dangers of carrying weapons and also used several units from the On a knife edge tool kit. The final was held on the 23rd of June during the stand up to sectarianism awareness day, prizes were presented by Paul Brannigan (angels share and River city) who spoke about his life involvement with sectarianism etc, John Martin from encourage training delivered a session for local kids to get involved. The event attracted over 1000 people young and old and was a successful end to the campaign, for 2013. ACES are pleased to be involved with the government NO KNIVES BETTER LIVES Campaign and hope we can assist next year.

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Paul Brannighan of the Angels Share and River City joined in at the street soccer final to meet the coaches and volunteers as well as trying out the drills.