Athletics Club appeals for volunteers ahead of indoor meeting

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Mid Argyll Athletic Club is appealing for more help from local volunteers just as it starts promoting a series of indoor competitions in Argyll over the next three months.

The club has a healthy membership of young athletes between the ages of seven and 16 at the weekly training sessions with the Monday nights at Lochgilphead Joint Campus, attracting between 60 and 70 boys and girls spread over the two hour sessions.

To enable the club to progress and develop the present committee is keen to enlist the help of new volunteers some of whom may be prepared to gain a coaching qualification. The volunteers may come from the ranks of parents of present junior members or the parents of young people who may join in the near future. The club will welcome young adults who have been members in the past and still stay in the local area and will also welcome active athletes and former athletes.

Having a knowledge of the sport as an athlete is an obvious advantage but not a necessity to become a volunteer or coach. The club will be willing to pay course fees and transport costs for volunteers prepared to gain a UK Athletics coaching qualification.

Anyone interested in helping out in the club are advised to email the chairman Dorothy Allan at midargyllathletics@gmail.com or telephone 01546 602960.

Competition

The indoor competition this Saturday January 19, at Lochgilphead Joint Campus is the first of four local area events in Argyll leading to the Argyll final at Atlantis Leisure in Oban on Sunday March 24.

Saturday’s competition is an ideal opportunity for young boys and girls to come along and try athletics for the first time in a warm and dry atmosphere. The organisers are reminding intending competitors the events start at 12pm with all entries on the day from 11.30am. Age groups start at under 7 up to 17 as of September 1 2018.

All competitors will receive a ribboned medal and the overall winners in each age category will receive a trophy. The entry fee is £2 per competitor and there will be a refreshment sales table throughout the competition.