Friday, October 20, 2017

Indoor League 2017

The start of the new athletic season begins with the Scottish Athletics Indoor League (SAIL).  There are 4 matches in total and all will be held within the Emirates Stadium, London Road, Glasgow.

The forthcoming competition dates are all Saturdays – 28th October 2017, 6th January 2018, 27th January 2018 and the Final and Relays will be held on 17th March 2018.

Events commence sharp at 9.30am, with all events finishing at approx. 1.30pm. 

In order to compete, all athletes MUST be members of Scottish Athletics.  You can join (£6) at this link  http://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/membership/

Please contact your Team Manager if you wish to compete.  Contact details are as follows:

U11 Boys & Girls               Victoria Hamilton             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

U13 Boys                             Garry Chatham                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U13 Girls                              Fiona Sinclair                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U15 Boys                             Lynn McGarry                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U15 Girls                              Jennifer Love & Sharon Turner

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U17 Men                             Craig Stevenson                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           

U17 Women                      Jan Bissett                           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U20 Men                             Moira Jordan                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U20 Women                      Sandra Branney                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Age Groups are as follows:

UNDER 11:  9 ON THE DAY OR 10 ON 31 AUGUST 2018

(Born on or after 1/9/2007 and already 9 years old on day)

UNDER 13:  11 0r 12 on 31 AUGUST 2018

(Born on or after 1/9/2005 and on or before 31/8/2007)

UNDER 15:  13 or 14 on 31 AUGUST 2018

(Born on or after 1/9/2003 and on or before 31/8/2005)

UNDER 17:  15 or 16 on 31 AUGUST 2018

(Born on or after 1/9/2001 and on or before 31/8/2003)                

UNDER 20 ON 31 DECEMBER 2017*

(Born on or after 1/1/1998 and on or before 31/8/2001)

* This applies ONLY to the INDOOR LEAGUE FIXTURES (including the Relays)

Club Championships 2017

The Junior Club Championships will be held over four evenings from Monday the 4th of September till Thursday the 7th of September at Scotstoun Stadium.

The competition will start nightly at 7pm although registration closes at 6.45pm. 

Events for the Age Groups:

U11 Girls & Boys – 60m – 600m – Long Jump – Cricket Ball Throw

U13 – U20 Girls & Boys – 100m – 800m – Long Jump – Shot Putt

Disability Group – 100m – 800m – Long Jump – Turbo Jav

Race Runners - 100m - 60m - Club Throw

Best three results will give a points total.  4th best performance doesn’t count towards the points total.

 

There will be no other training on during this week (unless informed by your coach).

  • The 4 events will be available on all of the nights.
  • Athletes should be able to complete both of your track events on the same night.
  • The Long Jump and throwing events may be extended into additional nights.
  • Club Championship is only open to current MEMBERS
  • Membership registration & renewal will be available on the night.
  • Declarations will be open from 6pm & close at 6:45pm.
  • Events will start at 7pm prompt  - BE READY & WARMED UP.
  • Medals will be awarded at the club’s AGM in November.

Because of the large numbers involved, we would be grateful for the assistance of any parents. We will require helpers to act as time keepers, distance measuring, throws retrievers and sand rakers.

Over 250 athletes took part last year.

Please let the coaches know if you would like to help out, thanks.

GAA Sprint Gala

Online entries are now open for the GAA Sprint Gala which is scheduled for Wednesday the 9th of August 2017 at Scotstoun Stadium!

Discus and High jump are also available. Book now as spaces are disappearing fast. See below link for online booking.

Events on offer will include the 100m open to all age groups, 300m for U15 Girls/Boys and U17 Women, 400m for U17Men +. We will also feature a Mixed Medley Sprint Relay for U17 athletes and above. The relay will be run as 200m - 100m - 100m - 400m. Teams will be mxied with 2 men and 2 women in each team, athletes can race on any leg. The maximum number of athletes at the meeting will be 250. The meeting will run from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Entries will operate on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis, once the event is full entries will close, so enter quick to avoid missing out.

We will also be offering Discus Throw and High Jump at this meet. These events will be limited to one pool of 12 athletes (6 men and 6 womenn for High Jump). Athletes will be given 6 throws in the Discus.The starting height for the female High Jump is 1.35m, men is 1.54m. Height progressions of the competition will be pre-set but are still to be confirmed.

The GAA will also be offering Prize Pots for winning performances IF they are under the target times. The target times will be confirmed closer to the event.

You can enter online at this link: https://www.q-buster.co.uk/gaa-sprint-gala-meeting-2-2017

For further information about the meeting, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

600 Members and counting

The club has finally reached a major milestone in our development when our 600th member signed up via PaySubsOnline.  The lucky and photiogenic lad was none other than Martin Ferrie aged 8.  Martin was presented with a club vest, training top and hoodie to mark the occassion and he agreed to pose for pictures which were sent out with a press release from Glasgow Life.

The below article appeared in the Evening Times on Monday the 26th of June.

Youngest runner marks Victoria Park City of Glasgow Athletic Club milestone (From Evening Times)

By Catriona Stewart

AN eight-year-old has become the 600th member of Victoria Park City of Glasgow Athletic Club - making him the newest and youngest.

Martin Ferrie has been attending the club’s Run, Jump and Throw sessions for the past three years.

And he is already a mini-celebrity on the Glasgow athletics circle after becoming the first junior to complete 100 Parkruns in Victoria Park.

After celebrating his birthday just a few weeks ago, one of Martin’s first tasks as an eight-year-old was to officially join VP-Glasgow as a full member now that he meets the minimum age requirement.

To mark the occasion, he was presented with a club vest, hoodie and training top.

Gordon Innes, Secretary of VP-Glasgow, said: “We’ve been based in Scotstoun since our formation in 1930 and we’re recognised as a strong, vibrant, inclusive and family-friendly club which is at the heart of the west of Glasgow community.

“It was a real pleasure to welcome Martin to the club as our 600th full member.

"He’s been training with us for years and has already shown a great dedication to the sport - even at such a young age.

"Working with people of all ages is very important to us as we aim to help our members develop themselves through athletics, leading not only to a better performance, but to good health throughout their lives.

“We’re grateful to Glasgow Sport for their support and understanding as we work to increase the reach of our club and ensure athletics is accessible for all.”

This landmark membership number is the highest the club has seen and is double the number of members the club had when it returned to training in Scotstoun Stadium following a refurbishment in 2010.

And it’s a story of doubles where the club is concerned.

VP-Glasgow enjoys a partnership with Glasgow Sport, meaning they can use the stadium’s athletics facilities to train four evenings a week - twice what was on offer in 2010.

The number of coaches working and volunteering with the club has also increased to double the number in the same time.

Recently awarded status as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, the club has been going from strength to strength in recent years and, at the recent West District Track and Field Championships, members won 69 medals.

The club has also expanded its disability section to include race-running for athletes with cerebral palsy and, this year, will host events such as the Scottish Athletics Junior Championships at Scotstoun Stadium in August.

Billy Garrett, Glasgow Life’s Director of Sport and Events, said: “We’ve worked hard to ensure Victoria Park City of Glasgow Athletics Club has been able to enjoy maximum training time this year, allowing them to focus on recruiting more members and coaches.

“It’s really special to know that their 600th member was young Martin as it is a clear example of the work being carried out by grassroots organisations across the city to get as many young people as possible into sport.

“We look forward to strengthening our partnership with the Victoria Park athletes in years to come, and will continue to support the brilliant work they’re carrying out in the city.”