The Emirates Arena is very much the focal point for our community this weekend with the National Coaching Conference and the scottishathletics AGM taking place.
More than 200 delegates and presenters will gather over Saturday and Sunday at the Glasgow venue for a keenly-anticipated National Coaching Conference.
The AGM takes place at 10am on Saturday morning on level five of the Emirates Arena.
We’ve been delighted with the response from the coaching community in Scotland – and beyond – to the World Class programme for the Coaching Conference.
A number of coaches to Olympians and Paralympians will be presenting including the likes of Andy Young (Laura Muir), Robert Hawkins (Callum and Derek Hawkins), Jared Deacon (Emily Diamond), Trevor Painter (Jenny Meadows) and Aston Moore (Stef Reid) and we look forward to learning from their knowledge and experience.
‘I would like to thank everyone who has signed-up for the Coaching Conference – it is always good when we see the buy-in from clubs and coaches across Scotland and we fully appreciate that support,’ said Performance Manager, Darren Ritchie.
‘The programme is a varied one across the event groups and a number of the breakout sessions are now at capacity. I’d ask coaches to stick to their chosen sessions, please, as this makes it easier for everyone involved on Saturday and Sunday.
‘On Sunday, shortly before the Conference closes, director of coaching Rodger Harkins will be announcing the short-lists for Coach of the Year awards – as we recognise the commitment and impact by our coaches. There are three categories for these awards – Performance, Development and Club – with the winners to be revealed at the Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday 29 October.’
The scottishathletics Annual General Meeting will take place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on the morning of Saturday 24 September.
Clubs are encouraged to send a representative to the AGM and to read the final paperwork which was sent to Club Secretaries during last week.
Particular note should be made to the voting procedures. Proxy forms must be fully completed and returned to the Company by 12 noon on Friday 23 September. Post, fax, hand delivery and email to email@example.com are all acceptable methods.
Fully completed voting mandates must be presented at the AGM, and must be signed by someone other than the representative. The Period covered by this AGM is the financial year from April 1 2015 to March 31 2016.
In addition, clubs who have failed to complete and return the annual affiliation form with full payment prior to the AGM, will not be entitled to vote.
The meeting will start at 10am on Level Five at the Emirates Arena with tea/coffee served from 9.30am.
AGM apologies and queries should be sent to Dawn Allan, Head of Finance and Business services, at firstname.lastname@example.org