Few of our championship events generate a better atmosphere than the 4J SUPERteams for the U12s.
And that was the case at the Emirates Arena on Sunday even though lingering Covid-19 restrictions ensured we had to apply a 200 limit to the number of spectators.
The enthusiasm of teams from 25 clubs, however, was by no means diluted for an event we regard as key in a development sense as the younger athletes at our clubs take the chance to compete, many for the very first time.
So while the performances and team scores are all logged as usual for a championship event, the more important facet is giving the youngsters opportunities to run, jump and throw; work as a team; whet their appetite for years to come.
We must at this juncture say a huge thank you to all the Team Managers, coaches and parents in attendance for their contribution and of course our scottishathletics Officials.
The team outcomes were as follows:
Girls 1 Giffnock North; 2 Airdrie Harriers; 3 Dunfermline Track and Field
Boys 1 Giffnock North; 2 Banchory and Stonehaven; 3 Harmeny AC
— NAAC (@NAathleticsclub) January 23, 2022
There was a qualifying element to Sunday with our DNA Kids event coming up back at the Emirates Arena on Saturday 5 February.
Clubs qualifying for DNA Kids are Giffnock North, Banchory Stonehaven, Harmeny, Airdrie, Dunfermline, Pitreavie AAC, North Ayrshire AC and Shettleston Harriers.
Each of these clubs will be represented by a maximum of two mixed teams (each team made up of two boys and two girls.
DNA Kids will run from 10.30am-12 noon at the Emirates Arena on February 5 and we will email further details to the clubs this week.
— Inverclyde AC (@inverclyde_ac) January 23, 2022