Our World Indoors Webinar Series will help connect up our sport

Wednesday 21st February 2024

Jake Wightman with his parents Susan and Geoff at Oregon in 2022 when he won World Champs (photo by Rhona McLeod)

Scottish trio picked for World Indoors

The World Indoors are coming to Glasgow very soon and anticipation is rising across the athletics community in Scotland.

Alongside the Championships, scottishathletics will be hosting a series of four free webinars for our members and we will also be offering the opportunity to attend to our counterparts in the rest of the U.K. and to other Federations within World Athletics.

Please feel free to share these links and we hope that you will be able to join us for one or more of the sessions. There are 300 spaces for each session so please sign-up early to avoid disappointment.


2022 World 1500m Champion, Jake Wightman, joins us online alongside his father, coach and globally renowned athletics commentator, Geoff.

Hear more about their experiences of major championships, the excitement that home events bring, and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Alongside the interview, there will also be an opportunity to submit your questions for Jake and Geoff and the session will be skilfully hosyed by well-known broadcaster, Rhona McLeod.

Click here to register.


Sunday 3 March 3pm-4.30pm

Driving the Future of Athletics through innovation at our clubs

Clubs are at the heart of athletics in Scotland as they are in Federations throughout the world.

Taking place in between the final sessions of the World Indoors, this session will share best practice from Aberdeen AAC (Scotland), Team Bath AC (England) and Sparta Athletics & Running (Denmark).

Across the presentations, the clubs will showcase the work they are doing to boost participation, develop performance and further enhance their coaching offering.

Click here to register.


Monday 4 March 7pm-7.30pm

Eric Liddell lecture – celebrating 100 years since Eric’s Olympic gold in Paris

Delivered by Professor Dr Grant Jarvie (Chair of Sport, University of Edinburgh), this online talk is being held during the centenary year of Eric Liddell’s historic gold medal at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.

Eric Liddell is one of Scotland’s most iconic sporting figures and the centenary provides the perfect opportunity to ensure that his inspirational legacy endures for generations to come.

The Eric Liddell 100 is a programme of events and activities recognises and celebrates the life, sporting, and community service achievements of one of Scotland’s most iconic sporting figures, Eric Liddell.

Click here to register.


Wednesday 6 March 8pm-9.15pm

The Power of Sport – boosting mental health and wellbeing through athletics and running

Now entering our seventh year, the partnership between Scottish Action for Mental Health (SAMH) and scottishathletics has been ground-breaking in demonstrating how sport and mental health organisations can effectively work together to support staff and volunteers, deliver education and promote the importance of sport and physical activity to boost mental health and wellbeing.

This session will showcase the work of SAMH in sport, setting out their vision for working with sporting organisations, sharing examples of good practice from within athletics and running, and discussing future aspirations to embed their work within the sporting sector.

Click here to register.


All these events are free to attend but if you would like to donate to any of our charity partners, please follow the relevant links below.

Athletics Trust Scotland

Scottish Action for Mental Health

Eric Liddell 100


Tags: Aberdeen AAC, Eric Liddell, Geoff Wightman, Glasgow 2024, Jake Wightman, Rhona McLeod

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