Howard Bell (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Four track and field athletes are among 38 Scots from 17 different sports are to receive awards from the Team Scotland Youth Trust Return to Sport Fund.
The Fund is a one off programme in recognition of the impact of Covid-19 and is geared to assist athletes in their return to training and competition.
And the four Scottish track and field athletes to benefit are as follows:
Bera Ajala (Edinburgh AC)
Howard Bell (Woodford Green)
Calum Henderson (Edinburgh AC)
Ben Rowlings (Stirling Uni/Red Star AC)
Due to the disruption Covid-19 has caused within the sporting world, many promising, young athletes have lost opportunities to train, compete, and progress their careers in 2020 and 2021.
Continuing its support of the nation’s young sporting talent, the Team Scotland Youth Trust (TSYT) aims to help young athletes in their return to training and competition by contributing towards additional costs an athlete may incur due to COVID-19, not already supported by other grants or awards.
The Return to Sport Fund provides a financial award up to the value of £1,000, as well as representing a statement of confidence and belief in the athlete as an individual as they prepare for the Commonwealth Youth Games, Commonwealth Games and other major international events.
Pitreavie AAC President, Paul Allan, chats about the club currently (after initial question about competing as a Masters athlete)
There is a part-time vacancy currently with Pitreavie AAC for a Community Athletics Assistant Coach.
Pitreavie AAC is a well-established and successful athletics and running club based in Dunfermline.
The club, a charity, has a membership of over 350 members developing a pathway for total beginners through to Olympians.
Pitreavie AAC are looking for an assistant coach/es to help increase membership numbers by supporting a new community athletics programme for athletes aged 5 to 12 years old.
Closing date is July 14. Further details online here