ATS Young People’s Forum

The scottishathletics Young People’s Forum is is a national group established to give young people a platform and voice in all aspects of the planning, development, and delivery of athletics in Scotland.

The forum has 15 members, ranging in age from 14 to 23, who were selected from more than 40 applications following a group interview and individual interview.

For more information about the Forum, please contact the Development Team at

The Young People’s Forum members are:

  • Jedidah Ajala (Edinburgh AC)
  • Mhairi Ballantyne (Kilmarnock Harriers)
  • Danny Convery (Edinburgh AC)
  • Naideen Dailly (North Ayrshire AC)
  • Annastacia Hinde (Victoria Park City of Glasgow)
  • Hannah McGeehan (Inverclyde AC)
  • Harris Morrison (Greenock Glenpark Harriers)
  • Tammy Oshinowo (Aberdeen AAC)
  • Erin Quinn (Victoria Park City of Glasgow / Cumbria School of Hammer)
  • Katie Sandilands ( Fife AC)
  • Mollie Mae Scott (Cambuslang Harriers)
  • Kayleigh Simpson (Arbroath and District AC)
  • Orla Stewart (Victoria Park City of Glasgow)
  • Abigail Strath (Lothian Running Club / Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds)
  • Lidya Woldeselassie (Shettleston Harriers / Red Star AC)

Six members of the first cohort of the ATS YPF have moved into roles as mentors to new members:

  • Jessica Robson (Law and District)
  • Oscar Logan (Law and District)
  • Natalie Sharp (Kilmarnock Harriers)
  • Morgan McBurnie (Kilmarnock Harriers)
  • Chloe Emordy (Springburn Harriers)
  • Callum Ballantyne (Cumbernauld AAC)

Young People – Information booklet for clubs and coaches

One of the key pieces of work to be completed by the first cohort of the Young People’s Forum was the creation of a guide for clubs and coaches, full of advice on keeping young people in the sport.

It was based on in-depth work by forum members, including a survey of scottishathletics members aged 23 and under, on mental health and retaining young people in sport, and discussions at the first ever YPF Conference at the Emirates Arena in March 2023.

Athletics Trust Scotland Young People Information booklet 2023

Cohort One Report

The first Cohort joined the Young People’s Forum in late 2021, their term running through to late 2023.

Find out more by reading ATS Young People’s Forum report 2023.

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