Harmeny AC celebrate winning Impact Club of the Year after the presentation by Ian Beattie (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Clubs and volunteers are celebrated every year at our FPSG Awards Dinner – and Saturday was a special night for Harmeny AC.
The club based in the west of Edinburgh have been growing significantly in the past couple of years with hard work from many of the people involved.
And that success is reflected in winning the Impact Club of the Year award and a nomination for Craig Stewart, one of the key driving forces at the club, for the Volunteer of the Year award.
Congratulations to Harmeny AC on their award.
We also say well done to Giffnock North AC who are celebrating success in the Track and Field Club of the Year award after a special year for the Glasgow-based club.
And congratulations also to Central AC, our 2019 winners in the Off-Track Club of the Year award, with the club so often at the forefront in cross country and road events in particular.
Mark Stringer was a richly-deserved recipient of our Volunteer of the Year award with Mark making a huge contribution in a number of areas including as an Official and as a coach.
Here are the nominations in our club and volunteer categories with *beside the winners.
Impact Club of the Year:
In recognition of the great work that is going on in athletics clubs across Scotland this award will recognise the club that has made a major impact over the last 12 months. It recognises, amongst other criteria, growth, retention, recruitment and development of the club’s business.
Giffnock North Ac’s Billy Glasgow receives the Track and Field Club of the Year award from Jake Wightman
Track and Field Club of the Year:
This Award recognises a club that has shown development in track and field; meets the needs of all athletes at every age and stage of their development; has performed well across the year and has shown a strong improvement in performances; and demonstrates an innovative approach to competition, supporting its athletes in gaining experience in track and field athletics.
*Giffnock North AC
Central AC celebrate success in the Off-Track Club of the Year category with Lord Jack McConnell
Off-Track Club of the Year:
This Award is for the club that has demonstrated development in off-track events (hill, cross-country, fell, road); meets the needs of all athletes at every age and stage of their development; has performed well across the year and/or shown a strong improvement in performances; and demonstrates an innovative approach to competition, supporting their athletes in gaining experience in off-track running.
Giffnock North AC
Mark Stringer receives his Volunteer award from chief executive Mark Munro
Volunteer of the Year:
Craig Stewart (Harmeny AC)
*Mark Stringer (North Ayrshire AC)
Kirsty Swan (Orkney AC)
Mark Stringer nomination:
Mark is a 24/7, 365 days a year volunteer.
In the past 12 months Mark has continued to professionally, diligently and enthusiastically carry out officiating duties at National, Regional and Club level as he does every year, but has also had the great honour of being selected as the Technical Manager for the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow.
On top of his considerable officiating commitments he is a valued coach within North Ayrshire AAC and also coaches and officiates at Scottish Schools AA events. His reputation for attention to detail and his enthusiasm to assist in the development of athletics among young people sets him apart.
Combined Events athletes Scott and Aidan Brindley, have gained International representation and national success working with Mark and he is keen to provide advice and share experiences with other coaches.