The club Xmas Disco and Awards night for our youngest athletes took place on Friday Night at GHA .
The Athletes were delighted to receive their awards from our own Star Athlete -Erin Wallace
Erin addressed the youngsters and explained that she was once a 9 year old joining Giffnock to develop her athletics.
Erin outlined how working hard in training and taking part in competitions and listening to her coach had led to her improvement. In her inimical , modest but self assured approach , Erin told her audience how her success had taken her to so many places around the world and most recently her Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the 1500 metres in the Bahamas.
With the essential IT assistance of Andy Munro , parent helper and athlete with the club , Dudley Walker Erin’s coach had been able to show the stunning last lap of that 1500m race where Erin ,sitting in 4th place had eased around the 3 athletes ahead and sprinted to the front to take the First place and Gold medal .
We think Erin’s talk to the young athletes will have inspired many attending.
Dudley did us proud in his irreplaceable role as MC and Announcer .
Star Track Certificates and Certificates for Cross Country were presented along with Medals for the Club Championships and lastly for U11 Athlete of the year which this year went to Erin MacKay and Craig Shennan.
Thanks to the Junior Committee , to Lynda Scott , Tracey Davie and Claire McInnes for superb organisation , to Andy Munro for the IT input ,to Allan Barr for taking the photos of all the athletes and to all the U11 coaches and parent helpers who combined to ensure that everyone enjoyed their Xmas Disco and Awards Night.Thanks also to Isla Scott, Ella McGregor and Isla Fotheringham for their help on the night.