‘Power of the People’ is our key theme for Club Conference

Thursday 26th October 2023

James Stewart and Zoey Clark will be speaking at our National Club Conference this Saturday

We are looking forward to delivering our key club gathering – the National Club Conference – in Glasgow this weekend.

The event takes place during the day on Saturday at the Hilton Hotel with the 4J Annual Awards Dinner to follow later in the evening.

We’re pleased to be welcoming around 70 representatives from 30 clubs and the theme will be will be The Power of People.

GB and NI international athletes James Stewart and Zoey Clark are among our guests on the day as we eplore the theme.

At any one time, it takes over 900 committed volunteers to fill the key committee positions across the 150 clubs affiliated to scottishathletics.

By the time you consider the number of coaches, volunteers and Officials it takes to offer the high-quality participation, training and competition opportunities found across Scotland, the need for skilled, motivated people is clear and massive.

scottishathletics is committed to supporting and developing the vast sporting workforce through programmes such as Club Together, Role Specific Training, the ATS Young People’s Forum, #OnTheRightTrack, and the Club Leaders Academy.

The resources, expertise, and collaboration delivered throughout these programmes, support our aspiring and current club leaders to have a positive impact on their clubs and communities.

However, it is our people that are the true champions, and without their commitment and enthusiam, our sport would not happen and success at various levels evaporate.


We are delighted to welcome GB ultrarunner and leadership coach, James Stewart, as our keynote speaker.

James, as well as being an elite athlete, has worked in senior leadership roles at Lloyds, TSB, Sky and currently as Director of Solutions with eBay.


We’re thrilled to welcome elite athlete Zoey Clark as our guest speaker this year.

Zoey is an Aberdeen AAC 400m runner who has seen spectacular international success on GB and NI relay teams, including a World silver medal, two European indoor silvers, two European outdoor bronze, and a bronze for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.

She will join Chair David Ovens for a ‘Fireside Chat’ session, with an opportunity for our club delegates to ask Zoey some questions too.



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