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Wednesday 30th March 2016

Online entry for Throws Grand Prix

The first of the 2016 Throws Grand Prix events organised by scottishathletics takes place in Livingston on Sunday 10 April.

And the cheaper option online entries close this weekend – on Sunday 3 April – with entries on the day double the price!

So why not sign-up now for the first event, or indeed the four-fixture series, with Craigswood Stadium in Livingston the venue for each of the four competitions.

All athletes, coaches, clubs and parents are asked to make plans for the following dates:

Sunday 10 April; Saturday 4 June; Saturday 23 July; Saturday 3 September

Pre-competition entries will be the same as last year; only £5 and entries on the day will be £10. There will be a Series Entry on offer at £16.

Online entry is open now and you can do so for the Series (4 events) or each individual meet. Prizes will be awarded throughout the age groups with more details to be announced early in 2016. The series, as in previous years, will incorporate Hammerama and will include IPC events for seated and ambulant athletes.



Nominations are invited for one Track and Field Affiliated Clubs Representative, Celtic Nations on the UK Members Council.

The purpose of the role is to bring the perspectives of Clubs in the Celtic Countries – Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to the UK Members Council in order to contribute to the planning and review of the UKA Strategic Plan and  to help ensure the successful outcomes of the strategic objectives.

The deadline for the process closes on Friday 29 April 2016 at 12 noon.

More details and forms on the British Athletics website


Coach Conf

Coaching Conference – in Glasgow in September

Calling all North coaches:  There’s an opportunity coming up in Dingwall in May to attend one of our coaching courses and improve your knowledge.

The weekend of May 7/8 sees an Athletic Development and Physical Preparation 1 course and this is for everyone who has a Coaching Assistant qualification.

Check out the link here to book a place:



Aberdeen is poised to become a centre for world class athletics excellence following the decision of US-based company Altis to establish a presence in the city.

Altis, which takes its title from the original name for Olympia where the first Olympic Games were held, is headed by globally renowned coach John Godina.

No fewer than 17 Altis athletes, representing 13 different nations, competed in last summer’s world athletics championships in Beijing. Among them is Great Britain’s Greg Rutherford, the reigning Olympic, Commonwealth, European and world long jump champion.

It has all been made possible by a partnership arrangement involving Aberdeen Sports Village, the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, SPEAR Physiotherapy, and Aberdeen AAC.

Coach Eddie Mckenna, whose athletes include Commonwealth Games 4×400 metres relay runner and Rio Olympic hopeful Zoey Clark, has been one of the driving forces behind the project.

‘The partnership with Altis only strengthens the excellent relationships fostered by the Hydrasun Athletics Academy over the last six years,’ said Eddie.

‘Now the opportunity exists for Aberdeen to be the No 1 destination  for any athlete who wants a truly world class environment, facilities, and an opportunity to be the very best. It’s a truly exciting  prospect.’

Altis will make use of the top class facilities at Aberdeen Sports Village which includes an indoor 135m six lane running track as well as the full outdoor track and field provision. The Altis centre will also serve as a hub for continuing professional development, delivering education programmes to both coaches and therapists.

Aberdeen Sports Village Chief Executive Officer Duncan Sinclair said: ‘ASV is delighted with the announcement of the Altis Aberdeen partnership. Altis have an international standing in the athletics community and our city should be very proud that we have secured this endorsement.

‘Being associated with an international athletics brand that has a reputation for delivering success is a huge boost for ASV, as well as our athletics partners, Hydrasun and Aberdeen.’


Tags: Aberdeen Sports Village, Altis Aberdeen, Craigswood, Livingston, National Coach Development Programme, Throws Grand Prix, UKMC

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