Apply now RPMF grants; Joe Irvine; District XC entries; Central AC job

Tuesday 13th November 2018

Miraji Ahmed was among the young Scots to benefit from the RPMF fund last year (photo by Bobby Gavin)

RPMF website

Scottish athletes aged between 15 and 23 are now invited to join the application process for the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund annual grants.

The application process takes place in the autumn of each year and is available to both able-bodied and disability UK athletes – with 15 Scots having received assistance for the current year.

When the application process is open an athlete will be able to apply directly using the online application form. No other method of application will be accepted and the application process is only available during this time.

15 Scots among those to land grants

The selection process then takes place in early December and the announcements of the award recipients is usually made at the end of December or early January.

If successful in the application process and a RPMF Grant is awarded the athlete shall be notified via an email to this same address. Similarly, if unsuccessful in the application and no grant is awarded, an email shall be sent to inform of the unsuccessful applicant.

Funds are limited but the committee do try to help as many athletes as reasonably possible within our limits and guidelines.

Grant Application forms for 2019

The 2019 application process will run until midnight on November 30.



Scottishathletics was saddened recently to hear of the death of Joe Irvine.

Joe is the father of Joyce Wighton, one of our top track Officials and Joe in his time was a prominent field Official who gave great service to the sport.

Funeral details are below and Joyce will be pleased to see anyone from the athletics family in Scotland who may wish to attend.

Friday 16 November

1pm: Cadder Parish Church, Cadder Road, Bishopbriggs G64 3JJ (beside Cadder Golf Course)

3pm: Daldowie Crematorium.

Thereafter to Eagle Lodge, Hilton Road, Bishopbriggs

Joyce would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and messages over the past few weeks, they have been very much appreciated by both Joyce and her family.


Entry forms are now available for clubs for the Lindsays District XC Champs coming up at three venues in December.

And, for the first time, race distances have been equalised for male and female athletes across all the age groups.

This falls into line with the move by the Road Running and Cross Country Commission to equalise the distances for males and female athletes at the Lindsays National XC each year at Falkirk in February.

The Lindsays District XC events are planned for Saturday 8 December with the East at Aberdeen, the North at Gordonstoun and the West at Kilmarnock.

Clubs are asked to email for entry forms for Aberdeen, Gordonstoun and Kilmarnock and return those to us. The closing date for entries is Thursday 22 November.

Full details on each of the three Lindsays District XC Champs events are on the specific pages:

East District XC Champs at Aberdeen

North District XC Champs at Gordonstoun

West District XC Champs at Kilmarnock


Club Together Officer – Central AC

Organisation: Central Athletic Club and scottishathletics

Closing Date: 26 November 2018

11 months fixed term post (with view of extending);

Salary – £6,262 (15 hours per week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Club which is seeking to appoint a Club Together Officer in partnership with scottishathletics.

This role will play a significant role in creating a thriving development structure within the club, focusing on recruiting and developing volunteers and coaches and fostering athlete pathways, to ensure that a vibrant athletics club sits at the centre of sustainable athletics development within the community.

Apply here


Tags: Central AC, Joe Irvine, Lindsays District XC, Lindsays District XC Champs, Miraji Ahmed, Officials, Ron Pickering Memorial Fund

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