The Board of Giffnock North AC would like to take this opportunity to wish all our athletes, coaches, parents, supporters and all our Committee members best wishes for Christmas and for 2021. This year has been the most difficult year for everyone, but we recognise it’s been especially difficult for many amongst us. From those who have lost loved ones, those having to shield ,to those whose livelihoods have been threatened, all those working in the NHS and all the carers and other essential workers , those who face a doubtful future, those who have had the virus , those who have had to isolate and all the myriad of other problems and issues which the pandemic has wreaked on us all.
We are grateful that as a club we have been able, since August to return to organised training. Nevertheless, we realise that the situation is necessarily fluid and will continue to be so. However, we will continue to follow the advice from the Scottish Government and Scottish Athletics via Sports Scotland. We would also like to put on record our thanks to Jackie Alexander and Sara Lang ,our Club COVID Coordinators who have guided us all the way through this process assisted by our Administrative expert Pauline McKay. Grateful thanks also to all our coaches, stepping up to cover additional sessions, reorganising sessions with the last minute changes needed due to numerous changes in the rules and regulations and being there for the athletes throughout all this time.
Last, and certainly not least, we would like to pay tribute to our athletes. They have responded so well to the difficult circumstances they have encountered. Following training programs remotely and abiding by the rules when organised training resumed, joining in competition opportunities when, and as they could, and coping when these have had to be cancelled. The club recognises that this has been extraordinarily challenging.
We also realise how many hopes and dreams have been dashed due to the lack of competition and the aspirations of, what could have been, for teams and individuals. However, we now look forward, with hope that the rollout of vaccines will lead to a significant improvement in all areas of all our lives.
Thanks to everyone for trying to keep us all safe at training and thanks for all the efforts made by so many to try and maintain our fitness, our physical health and our wellbeing during Covid-19.
See you all in 2021 in the meantime take care and stay safe!