Photograph with thanks to Brian Pahlmann, Aberdeen AAC
The sun shone on Aberdeen Sports Village this weekend as the return to competition continued, with our 4J Studios SUPERteams National Final.
Some 48 teams and 190 athletes from 13 clubs took part in the event, which sees those from the U12 age group participate in four disciplines – a run, a jump, a throw and a relay.
Athletes compete in teams of four, scoring points for their club in a bid to become the SUPERteams Champions.
We were delighted to see clubs from across Scotland in attendance, with the adults supervising competition enjoying proceedings as much as the athletes:
— Ross Hutton (@Rosco1746) June 19, 2021
With only two points separating the top two girls teams, the competition was very close. The top three teams in each category were:
Girls: Airdrie Harriers Girls A, Pitreavie Girls A and Victoria Park City of Glasgow Girls A
Boys: Giffnock North Boys A, Pitreavie Boys A and Dunfermline Boys A
We were delighted to receive very positive feedback from members of some of the participating clubs:
All the BSAC athletes and parents loved it. As coach and coordinator for our teams, I loved it also. Probably the best Scottish Athletics event I’ve been to. The atmosphere was great and the fact you guys ordered the sun in also helped.
– Rob, Banchory Stonehaven AC
Many thanks for the organisation of the U12 Superteams and I can say that we all had a really great day. Lots of children having made new BFFs and parents delighted to see their children compete. A huge thanks also for all the good-natured guidance of the SA Officials who made the competition so enjoyable for all these young athletes competing for the first time ever.
– Linda, VP Glasgow
We would like to echo those thanks to everyone involved for making the event such a success, including officials, coaches, volunteers and parents from all the clubs, along with staff from Aberdeen Sports Village, and host club Aberdeen AAC.
Would-be para athletes had their first chance to try a whole range of events at Kilmarnock on Saturday with a come and try event, organised in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport, Neil’s Wheels and Finding Your Feet.
Great to see so many people at the Come & try athletics event in Kilmarnock today! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did & thanks to the coaches and volunteers who helped out @KillieHarriers @NAathleticsclub @RedStarAC @VP_Glasgow_AC @scotathletics @FYF_charity @ayrseaforth pic.twitter.com/m7BYGbi53i
— Scottish Disability Sport 🏳️🌈 (@SDS_sport) June 19, 2021
A whole range of events were on offer, including the chance to try out Frame Running, running with a guide, jumps and throws.
The morning was open to individuals with a physical and/or visual impairment, the afternoon was for those with a learning disability. There were children as young as four taking part, right up to adults who were attempting the sport for the first time.
There was a brilliant atmosphere to the day, support from local clubs, volunteers, parents and friends, meant that everyone really did give everything a go. Links have been made with local clubs and many plan to sign up to their regular training sessions.
There was fantastic support on the day from Red Star AC, Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Ayr Seaforth, Victoria Park, Kilmarnock Harriers, North Ayrshire Athletics Club, Ayrshire Sportsability, Blesma and Finding Your Feet.
Our gratitude to them and to all the volunteers who supported the event, as expressed by our National Disability Pathway Officer, Pamela Robson:
We had a cracking team of volunteers today who made this a brilliant experience for all.
Thank you!!@scotathletics @SDS_sport @RedStarAC @NAathleticsclub @KirsteenBrown1 @KillieHarriers @FYF_charity @Blesma @VP_Glasgow_AC @InspireSA_ @gordoninnes3 @CorHutton @TennantNic pic.twitter.com/gA4Ot7sf50
— Pamela Robson (@pjbr11) June 19, 2021