AAAC Receives Grant

AAAC is very pleased to announce that the club was just awarded £3558 by Corra Foundation!

This grant will be used to support AAAC’s Energizer Programme, by funding athletics sessions in/around Torry, scheduled to start in autumn 2021.

If you have an interest:
👉🏻 a child who might like to participate in our run, jump, and throw sessions
👉🏻 a volunteer
👉🏻 a potential coach who AAAC can train
📧 Please email Ruth at Pathways@AberdeenAAC.co.uk

Virtual Officials Courses

The need for local officials has never been greater. To help club volunteers get more experience or qualified, Scottish Athletics are running online virtual courses in May:

👉🏻 Wednesday 19 May, Level 1 Track Course
👉🏻 Monday 31 May, Level 1 Field Course Part 1
👉🏻 Monday 7 June, Level 1 Field Course Part 2

⭐️ All courses will be delivered via Zoom, running 6:30-9PM. Booking details are here. Space is limited, so sign up early.

💷 AAAC will reimburse our volunteers for these courses.

🤔 If AAAC volunteers want to attend a course, but cannot manage these dates, please email Brian at ClubManager@AberdeenAAC.co.uk. There may be an opportunity for AAAC to host our own course if we have enough interest.

👍🏻 Any new volunteer officiating at a Together Apart competition or a local club competition before they undertake an official’s course, can count those experiences towards their officials’ level 1 licence.

London Marathon

AAAC MEMBERS:

Would you like to run the London Marathon? The club has one place each for 2021 and 2022. For consideration by the club committee, email Brian at ClubManager@AberdeenAAC.co.uk.

AAAC Summer Availability, Fixtures

AAAC members who are interested in participating in the summer league matches should complete this availability form which will help team managers select the teams. Completing this form does not guarantee your selection.

2021 Summer Fixtures are here.

AAAC May Competitions

Aberdeen AAC will hold open graded meetings at Aberdeen Sports Village on the 16th and 23rd of May. 

Entries are now OPEN.  Complete details are at the links below.

One event per person

Entry fee: £4

Entries open ONLY to athletes from Aberdeen, Banchory-Stonehaven, Ellon and Peterhead Athletics Clubs.

Entries will be capped at a maximum of 200 athletes for the entire meeting with an additional cap of 10 athletes for each of the field events.

Coaches will be allowed access and must register attendance via Entry Central.

Declarations for each event will close 60 minutes before its scheduled start time.

NO spectators will be allowed.

Volunteers: at your earliest convenience, please email Mark Davidson.

Notes:

  1. Athletes must be at least 9 years of age on day of competition.
  2. The events will be graded and pooled on performances provided and open to all genders and age groups specified.
  3. Hurdles – age groups may be combined in the case of low entries. Appropriate hurdle specifications will be used for each age group.
  4. Masters can use senior or age group implements/specifications for throws/hurdles.
  5. All event times are approximate and subject to change on the event day.
  6. Field events are each scheduled for 60 minutes. Athletes will get 2 warm‐up attempts followed by a minimum of 4 competition attempts, more if time permits.

16 May Meeting – North East Open Graded-Meeting 1 – EntryCentral.com

Coach Accreditation – North East Open Graded Coach Accreditation-Meeting 1 – EntryCentral.com

23 May Meeting – North East Open Graded-Meeting 2 – EntryCentral.com

Coach Accreditation – North East Open Graded Coach Accreditation-Meeting 2 – EntryCentral.com

The ASV Passport

Aberdeen Sports Village are introducing the ASV Passport.

This will not affect AAAC significantly. To clarify:
👉🏻 ASV members do NOT need one
👉🏻 Anyone paying for a day pass will NOT need one
👉🏻 AAAC coaches with a coach pass do NOT need one
👉🏻 Spectators, when allowed, will NOT need one
👉🏻 They are only £5 for at least a year and it is expected that most users should recoup that money through vouchers/discounts via the associated app.

Full details here.

ASV Expanded Opening

Aberdeen Sports Village will be opening further from Monday the 26th.

Online booking is now open and athletics sessions may be booked up to 8 days in advance. Time slots are available from 6:30AM weekdays (you may book and attend any time to 4:30PM); 5PM and 6:30PM on weekday evenings as well as weekends.

Both receptions will be open.

Please review ASV’s COVID-10 guidance here.

Kids Sessions at ASV

AAAC kids sessions are back at Aberdeen Sports Village!

👉🏻 Ages 8-15
👉🏻 4:30-5:30PM Tuesdays, starting 27 April, 9-week block
👉🏻 4:30-5:30PM Thursdays, starting 29 April, 9-week block
👉🏻 Further details and online booking here
👉🏻 Read about the coaches at here

We’re Back in Inverurie!

AAAC will restart community athletics sessions at the Garioch Sports Centre on Tuesdays, 6-7PM, starting 20 April. The 10-week block of sessions is £40.

Book here.

Any questions: email Ruth at Pathways@AberdeenAAC.co.uk.

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