Young people are integral to the current and future success of athletics in Scotland.
And, as the national governing body we want to ensure our young athletes, coaches and officials are given a platform to share their opinions and influence the future direction of the sport in Scotland.
Last year we carried out a survey for young people which led to the creation of the Young People’s Forum.
It now has financial support from Athletics Trust Scotland and in recognition of this has been titled the Athletics Trust Scotland Young People’s Forum (ATS YPF).
The Forum has been busy over the last 12 months looking at mental health, and how to retain young people in the sport.
To help further this work, the members have pulled two surveys together and are looking for further views of the young people in our sport.
The ATS YPF will also be holding a conference in March next year for young people and the responses from the surveys will help shape what will be delivered at the conference.
Members aged under 23 have received links to both surveys via email from National Club Manager Lindsay McMahon and we would be grateful if they could take 10 minutes to complete both surveys – all responses are anonymous.
Members aged under 16 should please seek permission from a parent or guardian before completing the surveys.
We look forward to reading your opinions and looking at how we can shape the support we give to young people in athletics.
Both surveys should be completed by Friday 9 December.
If you are a member aged under 23 and have not received the email, but would like to complete the survey, please contact Lindsay McMahon.
Below: Members of the ATS YPF pictured at this year’s National Club Conference (Pic: Bobby Gavin)