An exciting opportunity has arisen within Aberdeen AAC for a Club Manager as part of the scottishathletics Club Together programme. Club Together is a fundamental project within Scotland’s National Strategy for athletics, Building a Culture of Success, placing a key focus on supporting the development of athletics clubs in the country. The role will have a significant impact in the further growth and development of the club. This part time post (25 hours per week) is funded through a partnership between Aberdeen AAC, scottishathletics and sportscotland.
Entries are now open for the Gathimba Edwards Foundation Safari Series, licensed by Scottish Athletics, which gives runners the chance to compete over 3 different distances whilst also receiving a unique Kenyan safari animal medal at each event. The 2022 series has 3 brand new medals and winners’ trophies up for grabs and sees Mel’s Mile take place in an exciting new location!
They are looking for 25 volunteers to help at one of the races in the GEF Safari Race Series to be held at the Prime Four Business Park in Kingswells on Sunday the 22nd of May.
I will email out detailed info to the volunteers a week or so before the race once start lists/times of each race are confirmed but here is some that may be useful…
Attached is the course map (below). Each lap is a little shy of 1k and so the kids race (1k) has different finish line to the adults race (3k).
We are looking for 3 people to help with car parking duties from 8.45AM. The volunteer briefing will take place at the start point of the race next to the Equinor office (building number 5 on the map below). Parking is next to the TAQA office (building number 9). There will be a few different types of volunteer roles such as marshaling, entries, handing out medals, recording finisher numbers and looking after the GEF shop.
The races start times in 2021 were as below but please note that this is subject to change depending on number of entries.
Kids – 10am
3k C race – 10.15AM
3k B race – 10.45AM
3k A race – 11.05AM
Medals will be handed out to runners as they finish and trophy presentations will take place ASAP after the final race. We should be all done by 11.20AM.
Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club is doing amazing things!
👉🏻 Sending athletes to major championships and winning medals 👉🏻 Winning awards on a local and national level 👉🏻 Engaging nearly 200 kids in communities of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire 👉🏻 Setting examples and sharing best practice throughout Scotland within athletics as well as in other sports 👉🏻 Reaching more athletes with disabilities 👉🏻 Welcoming recreational athletes 👉🏻 Striving to be actively inclusive 👉🏻 Having a positive social impact, changing lives
The club lives and thrives through volunteers. You can be part of this!
We welcome and fully support volunteers as coaches, officials, committee members, informal helpers… Put your skills in action and help create an environment for athletes to achieve their potential in sport and in life.
AAAC parents and any AAAC members or volunteers: Please consider joining Brian, AAAC club manager, and possibly some club committee members for a cuppa and a biscuit, and chat about anything related to AAAC or athletics…or just relax while your kids are in their athletics session. We will also have some AAAC Joma kit samples for you to see.