Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sports Council For Glasgow

Victoria Park would like to acknowledge the funding support from the Sports Council for Glasgow (SCIO) through its General Grant Scheme.  The support was used to assist Victoria Park in our purchase of 10 soft indoor shots and 10 junior training discus.  The sports council provided a grant of £171.50.

The General Grant Scheme is one of the ways in which the Sports Council for Glasgow (SCIO) helps the advancement of public participation in sport.  In particular, the General Grant Scheme aims to:

-          encourage citizens of all ages, all communities and local organisations, based or carrying out the majority of their activities within Glasgow, to participate in sport and related physical activities and through this to live healthy lifestyles

-          assist members to develop their clubs and organisations through facilitating programmes and services that address their particular needs


For more information about the Sports Council for Glasgow, and its activities, please contact the Development Officer, Michael Mather: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..”

Christmas Handicap

This is just a reminder that Victoria Park will be hosting our Christmas Handicap Race on Saturday the 17th of December. If you would like to take part, you should meet on the Club Deck at Scotstoun Stadium prior to 12pm in good time for a 12.30pm start.

We're hoping for a large turnout on the day with competitors aged from 9 to Masters. It's a special event and it's not just for the endurance Athletes.

Competitors should arrive bearing a gift for the Lucky Dip. Value in the region of £6 - £7. e.g. Selection boxes/sweets/chocolates for the younger athletes and Bottle of Wine/Box of Biscuits, etc for the adults.

Competitors and their siblings can only collect a present from the lucky dip if they donate a gift on the day.

The event is a handicap race, with the slowest athletes and those not familiar with the distance starting first.

The distances for the event will be 2 miles for the juniors and the 3 and a quarter mile MacAndrew Course for the seniors.

Parents will be most welcome and can either join the juniors on their run or assist with stewarding the course.

It's always a fun day with refreshments available on the Club Deck.

Hope to see you there.

Gordon Innes
Club Secretary

Western Recreation Trust

The Club received an early Christmas present in the form of £644 worth of conditioning equipment thanks to a grant from the Western Recreation Trust.  The Trust exists to support recreational activities in the West of Scotland.  The Trustees prefer to contribute towards specific items of equipment or projects to organised clubs or teams where a number will benefit rather than to individuals.

We're very grateful for their support which has allowed the Club to buy 3 training benches, 3 excercise mats, 8 medicine balls, 6 rubber dumbbells and four sets of resistance bands.

As always the equipment will be kept within our locked cabinets where they should be accessible to all of our coaches.


Achilles Heel Discount Shopping Night

Katie Alexander of Achilles Heel has arranged for a special discounted shopping night for members of Victoria Park Glasgow and their families.
The exclusive shopping night will be this Friday, the 2nd of December from 6pm till 8pm.
Bargain rails will be stocked with training gear, priced as low as £3 per item.

All of Katies current stock will be discounted by at least 20% with the exception of current club kit.  Previous versions of club training gear will be on sale for as little as £5 per item.  
There will be plenty of bargains available, especially for our younger members at the best possible time, just before Christmas.  Children's training tops and vests will be on sale from as little as £3.
If you can't attend after 6pm, Katie has advised that you won't be turned away if you come a little earlier.
If you haven't been into the store before, you really should go along to get the best advice from the best sales team in Glasgow.  The shop is situated at 593 Great Western Road, Glasgow, near to Kelvinbridge.
Gordon Innes