‘Energy and enthusiasm from clubs is big encouragement’ – Colin

Thursday 15th March 2018

FPSG Age Groups review

The FPSG Age Group Champs last weekend commanded attention last weekend with hundreds of athletes from across Scotland gathering at the Emirates Arena – and delivering some fine performances.

It concluded the series of national events indoors at the Glasgow venue and, from a development perspective, it’s been great to see the commitment to competition by young athletes for our SUPERteams event on a Sunday in February (for U12s) as well as the U13s and U15s.

Many of these athletes have enjoyed their first experience of athletics, either competing as individuals with club support, or within teams as is the case at the SUPERteams.

‘The end of the FPSG Indoor Season brings a natural point to review the progress of clubs and events and yet again we look back on the season fondly with continued signs of progress in our clubs, and of our young athletes competing at home and down south too,’ said Colin Hutchison, scottishathletics Head of Development.

‘Not only are we continuing to see record numbers across U13 and U15 events but with an incredible 110 teams competing in the FPSG SUPERteams event at the Emirates Arena in February, the strength of the development work being done by clubs across Scotland is clear to see.

‘The emergence of some more unfamiliar vests during the last couple of indoor seasons is also very encouraging and another sign of the growth of track and field and development of the wider club network.

‘On behalf of scottishathletics I’d like to extend our thanks to all our volunteers, coaches and Officials that make our events possible and enable athletes to compete.

‘Enabling our young athletes to experience and enjoy competition is important for their growth and retention in the sport and it’s essential we continue to recognise the irreplaceable role that all these people play in making things happen.

‘The Development Team are continuing to review and develop the services we provide to clubs to ensure that all members can benefit from the work of the governing body and are supported to fulfil their ambitions.

‘Our role is to inspire, empower and support our clubs, volunteers, coaches, officials and athletes to be the best that they can be – we are fully committed to continuing to enhance our offering to all these groups.’


Spikes on track

Following on from the GDPR guidance note sent to clubs in December, scottishathletics are pleased to now announce dates for a series of workshops to be delivered around the country through Harper Macleod LLP.

Dates for these workshops and booking instructions can be found below. Our partners at GBSport are also developing a webinar on GDPR and dates for these will be communicated in due course.

GDPR is likely to impact on all member clubs so please ensure you are familiar with the content of our guidance note and have a representative of your club attend a workshop where possible.

Wednesday 21 March, 6:30-8pm – Scottish Athletics, Caledonia House, 1 Redheughs Rigg, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ

Wednesday 28 March, 6:30-8pm – NGB Room 1, Emirates Arena, Glasgow, G40 3HG

Wednesday 4  April, 6:30-8pm –  Bell’s Sports Centre, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HS

Wednesday 11 April, 6:30-8pm – Sir Alex Ferguson Lounge, Pittodrie Stadium, 31 Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH

Thursday 12 April, 6:30-8pm – Inverness Ice Centre, Bught Drive, Inverness, IV3 5SR

To download the information issued by scottishathletics please click on the links below.




Do you want to work in athletics and help grow the sport in Scotland?

There are currently three part-time posts being advertised on our website on our Jobs in Athletics section – with two of those at Team East Lothian.

This highly-progressive club are looking for a Club Business Officer and there is also a gap at the moment for a Physical Preparation Coach with Team East Lothian. The closing date is March 19 for these posts.

There is a Club Together vacancy, too, with Pitreavie AAC. Please note the closing date is  March 16 – so you need to hurry!

Pitreavie AAC vacancy


Tags: Club Development, Colin Hutchison, Development, FPSG Age Groups, Pitreavie AAC, Team East Lothian

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