Welfare/Child Protection

The Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club Welfare team comprises two Welfare Officers who work together to support the variety of individuals at AAAC. Either Hannah Mutch or Ben Nelson will be at almost every training night at Aberdeen Sports Village. Please feel free to approach either officer at any point to discuss any issue or have a chat. We are committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive approach to Athlete Welfare and Safeguarding.

If you wish to speak to an AAAC Welfare officer outside of normal training times please use the AAAC Welfare email, welfare@aberdeenaac.co.uk or contact Ben via 07975 806546.


Ben has been a competitive athlete since 2006 and a member of AAAC since 2017. He began as a sprinter, but now specialises in middle distance running, training with the level 3 endurance group. Ben can be found at ASV most Mondays and Wednesdays from 17.00 to 17.30 and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 18.15 to 20.00.


Hannah has been a member of AAAC since 2013. She enjoys road racing and trains with an endurance group. Hannah will be at ASV coaching the young athletes, training on Mondays and Wednesdays at 17.30 to 19.30.

The welfare officer at Scottish Athletics is Morva McKenzie and may be contacted at morva.mckenzie@scottishathletics.org.uk or 07983 081122. 

If you have an immediate and serious concern about the safety of a child, contact the police on either 101 or 999.

AAAC’s coaches and officials have been PVG checked through Disclosure Scotland.

AAAC follows UKA policies and procedures regarding safeguarding:
UKA Child Safeguarding Policy
UKA Child Safeguarding Procedures
UKA Adult Safeguarding Policy
UKA Adult Safeguarding Procedures

Scottish Athletics Child Protection and Wellbeing resources

UK Athletics Guidance

UKA Child-Safeguarding-Procedures (dragged)