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UPDATED 29 MAY

Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club leaders wish the best to all our members, supporters, and partners in these unprecedented times and hope everyone is keeping safe.

AAAC activities are suspended and competitions are cancelled through at least the end of July.  AAAC leaders will continue to follow the restrictions and guidelines of the UK and Scottish governments, as well as Scottish Athletics.  Scottish Athletics has updated their exit plan framework regarding their phased plan to return to group athletics here.  Aberdeen Sports Village management is also working on their recovery strategy.  Further details on each of these plans and how they might relate to AAAC activities will be shared as soon as they are available.

Everyone is encouraged to continue to train as they are able, also while following governmental instruction.  Please watch for communication from AAAC coaches and content on club social media for training guidance.

The AAAC board has continued meeting monthly (remotely) and administrative work continues.  Some updates:

  • AAAC is now a registered charity;
  • preparations continue for expansion of club activities into the community, including children’s sessions and possibly jogging groups, as well as expansion of disability athletics sessions;
  • club leaders are making initial preparations for a new customer management software–LoveAdmin–which is expected to improve administrative efficiency and allow for online payments among other things;
  • and various other work continues in preparation for the resumption of club activities, whenever that might be.

Should you have any questions or comments for AAAC leaders, please email Brian at ClubManager@AberdeenAAC.co.uk.

Please review this post periodically for any news updates.

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!