Scottish Athletics Trust Scotland Young People’s Forum Conference- Registration Open

Please see an Event organised by Scottish Athletics.

We are delighted to open the registration process for the inaugural Athletics Trust Scotland Young People’s Forum Conference.

This is targeted at any young person aged 12 – 23 or Club Rep (over 23 years old) who would like to register and attend:

Full details of the event can be found on the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/athletics-trust-scotland-young-peoples-forum-conference-tickets-517503836907

Although the conference is aimed at 12 – 23-year-olds, we understand that it could be of interest to club reps (over 23 years old). If any club rep would like to attend, we ask that it is a maximum of 1 club rep per affiliated club.

Registration closes on Wednesday 1st March 23, or when the 60 spaces are filled. Register now to avoid missing out what proves to be a great day of collaboration, networking, and learning.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Emirates Arena, Glasgow.

SAIL FINAL & RELAYS – Emirates Arena Sunday 5th March 2023

This email is targeted at U11-U20 track and Field Athletes.

Could athletes wishing to compete in the above event please submit details to Brendan by email at Bwalynch@icloud.com.

You can expect a confirmation reply and selection will take place shortly after the conclusion of the Age Group Championships.

Qualifying teams for the Track and Field Finals are:-
U13 Boys, U15 Girls, U17 Boys and U20 Women but Relay Teams(4 x 200 metres) can be entered in all age groups.

Falkirk Victoria Harriers Press Officer

We are pleased to announce that we have a new Press Officer. Kathleen has stepped into the role recently but has gained momentum for the Club in such a short time period if our recent publications are to go on so a huge thank you to Kathleen for putting herself forward.

We look forward to reading about the Clubs success whether it is Track and Field or Cross Country and if you have any news that you want to share with Kathleen please contact her on the address attached with a report and any images that are relevant.

Email: pressofficer@falkirkvics.com

Spikes re-cycling at Falkirk Victoria Harriers

One of our fantastic parent helpers has come up with the great idea of starting a swap-shop for Spikes that may be too small for your children but are still in great condition that could be passed to our younger Athletes.

If you have any pairs you wish to hand in or you are looking for a particular size that you might need please email enquiries or hand them in to Holly Anderson who is normally at the Stadium on a Thursday in the Café’.

Falkirk Victoria Harriers Annual General Meeting – Monday 30th January 2023 7pm at Club Hut

All Members encouraged to attend

This is an official announcement to make all our Members aware of our Annual General Meeting for 30th January 2023, 7pm at the Club Premises.

This is a time to have your say about your Club and we encourage every single person to attend if they can. We need as much support and Feedback to run the Club the way our Members want and we are always looking for new Members to join the Committee. This is the time where you have the opportunity to mould and shape the Club to enable us to bring even more success to the Athletes and their achievements.

Please complete the form via the link below to let us know if you will or will not be attending and any topics or questions you wish to be raised.

We look forward to seeing you on the 30th January at 7pm

https://forms.gle/C9aQmMNcra2B9Vo59

Grangemouth Stadium Future under threat – Please support us !

You may all be be aware from the recent Falkirk Council website article, the future of Grangemouth Sports Stadium may be under threat with the council facing a budget gap of £67m over the next four years. Grangemouth Sports Stadium is listed as one of the 133 Council-owned building that will be available for community asset transfer. Our understanding of the situation is that if Falkirk Council cannot transfer these 133 buildings to the community, then they will close.

There has been no consultation with scottishathletics on this process, and they absolutely share the concerns of the full athletics community on the national and local significance of Grangemouth Sports Stadium as a competition and club training venue.

Scottish Athletics have reached out directly to Falkirk Council and sportscotland to better understand the situation and the process. They will update us when Falkirk Council respond.

In the meantime, we would encourage you all to participate in the ‘Strategic Property Review’ survey (accessible in the link above) or link below.

https://say.falkirk.gov.uk/place/spr/

Allan Scally Memorial Relays – March 2023

Just a reminder of the 52nd  Allan Scally Memorial Relay – Be part of this great event on the 4th March 

No need to declare team members at the moment and you can enter them in the week leading to the race. Same money and pre-enter! The course is now on a traffic free course around Glasgow Green –  An IAAF measured course over a flat fast 5km course.

126 teams took part in the event last year for 4 x 5km  This Event is due to take place in Glasgow Green on the 4th March

Entries now open  -www.shettlestonharriers.org.uk

Men’s Winners 2022 -Giffnock North   -Fastest lap Duncan Robinson Giffnock  North  14.26 Course Record 

Ladies winners 2022 -Edinburgh University – Fastest Lap Annabel Simpson Fife AC 15.39 Course Record 

History of race follow this link –Allan Scally Memorial Road Relays – Race History (salroadrunningandcrosscountrymedalists.co.uk)