A children's sports club in Irvine is under investigation over alleged financial irregularities.

Irvine Bay Gymnastics is being probed by charity watchdogs after “concerns” over use of finances within the club.

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has confirmed to the Times that it is looking into alleged “financial remuneration” at the Quarry Road club.

The award-winning club is run by husband and wife team Amanda and Peter Boucher.

Mrs Boucher is head coach and her husband operates as club manager.

The Times understands Mrs Boucher has stepped down from her post.

Last Summer we revealed the club had been given the green light for a £750,000 expansion next to The Circuit in Quarry Road after Mrs Boucher said they had “outgrown” their current facility.

Work on that planned facility has still not started, the Times understands.

A source told the Times: “We have been told that a parent has raised concerns about financial impropriety and Amanda has stepped down. It’s a total mess.”

A spokesperson for OSCR said: “We have received a concern about financial remuneration in the charity and we have written to the charity for more information. We cannot comment any further at this stage.”

According to reports in a national newspaper a number of trustees have cut ties with the club, which made £200,000 last year.