Corstorphine AAC have appointed Harry Baird as their new Club Development Officer.
Harry is a well-known figure in athletics in Scotland via his association with Falkirk Victoria Harriers and as an Official.
He is also involved through the Sportshall and Giant Heptathlon schools athletics events, which he helps co-ordinate for scottishathletics.
‘I became involved in athletes 14 years ago when my son Fraser joined Falkirk Vics,’ he told the Corstorphine AAC website.
‘I joined their committee and spent a spell as their President. I also got involved in Track Officiating early on. I was fortunate to be selected as an Official for Glasgow 2014 CG and I still enjoy getting soaked almost every weekend of the summer!
‘When the Club Together project was launched in 2012, Falkirk were in the first wave of clubs to sign up and I was appointed their CTO – and I am still doing it. Then, in 2014, I also became CTO for Forth Valley Flyers which is a disability specific club.
‘Now I’m looking forward to also helping Corstorphine on their exciting journey and already have had discussions with David Arnott (President) who has outlined my initial priorities.
‘This involves looking at the current constitution and reviewing club policies. Yes, it sounds slightly dull but these aspects are vital in ensuring our club functions properly and our members are kept safe, supported and informed. And in many ways it is an ideal way to work at the moment.
‘At a later date I will have the chance to meet folk at Corstorpine and I’m really looking forward to that.’
Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds have had success in recent years and their Individual Performance Programme is open for applications
Edinburgh University are looking for applications for their Individual Performance Programme for 2020-21.
This is an opportunity for current students and for athletes who are heading to Edinburgh Uni later this year to apply for a support programme which will help you continue your training in line with your education.
Please note that the application process is open at the moment and closes at the end of the month on April 30.
The Individual Performance Programme is aimed at Junior International athletes and the programme features:
*Strength and Conditioning support all year round
*Gym membership at the Pleasance Sports Centre in Edinburgh
*Prevention and treatment of injuries from FASIC Sports Injuries Clinic
*Massage, Nutrition and Psychology
*Mentoring and branded kit
Applications submitted will be considered after April 30 and recipients will head by mid-May.