AYRSHIRE’S Caprington FootGolf Club, captained by former Winton Rovers player Rory Cassidy, is looking for players of all ages and abilities to join their team as they bid to become the best in Scotland.

FootGolf is the fastest growing sport in the world and is a cross between two of the most popular sports on the planet - football and golf. The club, which is based at Caprington Community Golf Club, in Kilmarnock, finished second in the Scottish division of the UK FootGolf Club League last year.

Caprington will compete in the Scottish region of the Club League again this season, which will see them face off against teams based in Linlithgow and Cumbernauld.

And there will also be Ayrshire derbies this season as a team from Roodlea, in Coylton, just outside Ayr, have signed up to the league. Caprington are now looking for new players, of all ages and abilities, as they seek to build on the successes of last season.

And they are also looking for a sponsor - so they look the part on and off the course.

Games are due to begin in April and see players from both sides playing an 18-hole round.

The best four scorers from each team will then play pairs matches, seeing the players who finished first and second in each team battling out, while those who finished third and fourth will also face off against each other.

Caprington are looking for players of all ages and abilities to join and are also looking to sign female players.

Former Ardrossan Winton Rovers and Ardrossan Castle Rovers player Rory “Cass” Cassidy, ranked the 15th best FootGolfer in Scotland, said: “FootGolf is now played in 33 countries and there is a World Cup due to take place later this year.

“This is the best chance any new player is going to have to get up close and personal with, and learn as much as possible from, experienced players.

“We were runners-up in the league last year and are looking to maintain those standards and build on them, if possible, and try and challenge for the title this year.

“It will be a tough ask though, as Cumbernauld have a host of Scottish internationalists with a wealth of experience, while Roodlea are captained by 2015 and 2016 Scottish Champion Gavin Craig, who won the European Championships with Team UK last year.”

Caprington are also looking for a sponsor and Cass said: “Getting a sponsor on board will allow us to kit ourselves out for the season ahead and ensure we look the part on the course.”

For more information, check out the Caprington FootGolf Club pages on Facebook or Twitter, both of which are @ CapringtonFGC.