AUGUST 2021 UPDATE SUSPENSION OF WAITING LIST for JUNIOR ATHLETES
We regret to advise that due to the sheer demand for places at the Club, we have had to take the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend our waiting list for junior athletes. This is the first time in the history of the club that we have had to do this and is necessary for us to manage the continuing demand for places at Giffnock North AC. We will continue to process those currently on the waiting list and will sort places as soon as possible, in order of registration date.
Following previous upsurges in demand after the 2012 Olympics and 2014 Commonwealth Games we were able to absorb the rise in applications to join the Club, however in terms of meeting the current challenge, we must ensure safe training ratios and adhere to any COVID-19 restrictions. We are considering additional training sessions at different times and are in the process of this now. Please bear with us as we seek to do this. You will be contacted in due course.
Spaces may emerge in training squads for older athletes, and, if so, you will be contacted out with this process should appropriate spaces emerge. Most of the interest continues to be in the younger U11 and U13 age groups. We realise we need to build our capacity to offer athletics in our community, but we cannot do this at the expense of a diminution in the standards we set ourselves.
The Club is always looking for more coaches especially for Junior Athletes. This is now more pressing if we are to respond to the demand. If you think you can help us with this challenge, please let us know . If you have an interest in joining our Coach & Parent Helper Team, please contact any of our coaches or our Volunteer Co-ordinator Lynda Scot.