It’s Volunteers’ Week, and a great opportunity for scottishathletics to offer well-deserved thanks to the many volunteers who are the very backbone of the sport in Scotland.
Every week of the year, volunteers across the country give their time, knowledge and enthusiasm to make sure as many people as possible can enjoy participating in athletics.
From club volunteers to officials, coaches to race marshals, they withstand the wind and the rain, along with the paperwork, the driving, and the many other small and large tasks required to keep our sport on the move.
‘I’ve not long been in post, but it’s already clear to me how much passion there is among the people who volunteer their time to athletics,’ said David Fallon, our Head of Development.
‘From the parent who helps at their child’s club for the first time, to the most-experienced coach or official, everyone who contributes their time makes a difference, and they’re all hugely appreciated by the governing body.
‘Volunteers are the often-unsung stars of our sport, and it’s only right that this week we should take a moment to sing their praises, and say a heartfelt thank you for all their work.’
Pictured: Officials at the Edinburgh AC Together Apart Districts event, by Gary Leek
The return of club activity has been such a lift for athletics in Scotland over the past few weeks – and it has been great to see clubs hosting the 4J Studios Together Apart District events during May.
And youngsters are certainly savouring the feeling of being back at the club and back in competition as a couple of video items here prove.
Kilmarnock Harriers competed at their own Together Apart Districts event and thanks to the club and to Guy Hinks of www.guyhinks.com for putting together this film.
In Edinburgh, young athletes at Corstorphine AAC have enjoyed training again and the piece there includes comments from coach and club president, David Arnott.