WE ARE NEARLY THERE! FBUPDATED 25 JULY

Club leaders continue to work on behalf of all AAAC members as we settle into phase 3 of lockdown relaxation. As you are certainly aware, this is a novel and ever-evolving situation. As such, the applicable guidance, its interpretation and implementation are changing often. This requires numerous discussions for clarity and this trickle-down of information takes time. We must ask for your continued patience and understanding, and for your trust that club leaders are doing everything possible and practical to enable a prompt and complete return to training and competition.

Please do this now, prior to returning to training:

1. Update your contact and medical details in the AAAC database.

2. Ensure you have paid your 2020 AAAC subscription.

3. Reactivate your ASV membership by sending an email to sport-admin@aberdeensportsvillage.com with “Unfreeze” in the subject line and quoting your ASV membership card number. (Details on starting new ASV memberships at the AAAC discounted rate will be shared as soon as they are available.)

4. Review this document: Return to Training (Phase 3).

Please watch for further communication via all the usual club media channels. If you have questions or comments for AAAC leaders, please email Brian at ClubManager@AberdeenAAC.co.uk.

Stay safe.

AmazonSmile App

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Good news! 👏👏👏
 
Amazon Smile customers can now support Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club in the Amazon shopping app on iPhones and Android phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
 
👉🏻 Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device.
👉🏻 Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’.
👉🏻 Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
 
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app.
Full details here.

You shop. Amazon gives!

Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club supporters can now earn donations to the club just by shopping at Amazon.

Donate by starting each Amazon shopping session at smile.amazon.co.uk, and the club will get 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of your eligible purchases.

Nominate Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club as your charity on your first visit here.

UPDATE
To ensure no donations are missed, get the Smilematic browser extension here, which will automatically redirect you from Amazon to AmazonSmile.  It is free, takes just seconds to set up, and works for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox

It’s Volunteers’ Week!

It’s Volunteers’ Week! 🎊👏🎉🥳

THANK YOU! 🙏🏻
THANK YOU! 🙏🏻
THANK YOU! 🙏🏻

Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club would not exist and could not function without the time and effort of its dozens of volunteers: coaches, officials, committee members, fundraisers, managers and coordinators…

“Volunteers aren’t paid. Not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”

AAAC Earns Charitable Status

After much preparation by the club’s volunteers and a significant application process, on 13 May 2020 Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club (AAAC) was added to the Scottish Charity Register as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).
According to Club Manager, Brian Pahlmann, the committee’s decision to change from a Community Amateur Sports Club was made to provide further protection for the club and its members by being incorporated, further tax advantages, and hopefully, more fundraising opportunities.
Commonwealth Games medallist and club president, Mark Davidson, stated “there appears to be somewhat of a trend among athletics clubs and other sports clubs becoming SCIOs. While AAAC should not just follow the crowd, AAAC has a tradition of being progressive and a leader among athletics clubs. There may be no current or urgent reason for AAAC to change but doing so could create opportunities for the future. Despite being nearly 70 years old, being a SCIO might also improve the club’s sustainability.”
These advantages and opportunities may prove especially beneficial as sports clubs react and adapt to the coronavirus and the likely new normal in its wake.
Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club typically hosts training sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings at Aberdeen Sports Village for athletes aged 9 years and up. The club also has plans to expand its training offerings into the community as well as its disability athletics programmes.

I Challenge You

Charitable Status

Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club is now registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation! Watch for further details in the coming weeks.

Celebrate Aberdeen AAC!

2020 AAAC Yearbook

The 2020 Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club Yearbook is out now!

Well done and thanks to John Purcell, Denis Shepherd, Bob Masson, Rachel Gordon, Eoghan MacNamara, and Fiona Davidson!

You may find a digital copy in the Library.

Two Point Six Challenge

Join AAAC in the #TwoPointSixChallenge on Sunday 26 April!
 
1. Dream up your own 2.6 challenge: run 2.6 miles OR 26 press ups OR run/bike/walk/garden for 26 minutes OR plank for 2.6 minutes OR 26 forward rolls…
 
2. Donate £26 or any amount to Cash For Kids or another local charity of your choice.
 
3. Ask friends and family to sponsor you and to do their own challenge.
 
4. Complete your challenge.
 
5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag Aberdeen AAC.
 
Let’s spread the love and support our local charities!

Performance Nutrition

Shared with the club by Scottish Athletics

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