It was a special night for Scottish sport on Thursday when sportscotland celebratred Coaching, Officials and Volunteering at their COV Awards at the City Chambers in Glasgow.
And scottishathletics stalwart, Alex Jackson, was among the recipients as he was presented with a richly-deserved ‘Lifetime Achievement Award in Vounteering’.
Alex, who was awarded the MBE earlier in 2018, was recognised for his unstinting commitment to the sport in Scotland and in particular his (continued) commitment to cross country.
Tireless, passionate, comprehensive, dedicated. All only start to cover his contribution.
Alex said: ‘I’ve still got the passion to see athletes compete, to see all ages compete over a day can be something very special. It gives me great satisfaction to be a part of events.
‘Probably my proudest moment as a volunteer was in 2003 when my wife and son also volunteered, and we were awarded the Tom Stillie sword, which is an award Scottish Athletics give out every year. I was very proud that my whole family had been involved and we were given that award.’
Congratulations – and thanks – Alex from all at scottishathletics.
Absolutely delighted that Alex Jackson MBE has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the @sportscotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards tonight. Massive influence on our sport and myself personally, congratulations Alex @scotathletics pic.twitter.com/bmbFzPH8wd
— SALMarkMunro (@SALMarkMunro) November 15, 2018
Impact Club of the Year – Team East Lothian celebrate (photo via Twitter)
On a similar theme . . . it was a great night for Team East Lothian at training recently as they celebrated their achievement in winning our Impact Club of the Year title at the FPSG Awards Dinner
Colin Hutchison, our Head of Development, was on hand to help as he and coach Jame Bowie displayed the trophy with athletes, coaches and volunteers.
Well Done Team East Lothian!
Club Together Officer – Central AC
Organisation: Central Athletic Club and scottishathletics
Closing Date: 26 November 2018
11 months fixed term post (with view of extending);
Salary – £6,262 (15 hours per week)
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Club which is seeking to appoint a Club Together Officer in partnership with scottishathletics.
This role will play a significant role in creating a thriving development structure within the club, focusing on recruiting and developing volunteers and coaches and fostering athlete pathways, to ensure that a vibrant athletics club sits at the centre of sustainable athletics development within the community.