Giffnock North AC has always welcomed all new athletes to the club. We hope to continue to do so. Currently we believe we are the second largest athletics Club in Scotland. However, due to significant interest in the club we do have to operate a waiting list at times.
Our inductions continue to be very well attended with regular groups of new athletes being welcomed to the Club. In fact since the Olympics in 2012 and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014 we have encountered a consistent rise in membership. This is great but has brought us challenges.
Our current training groups have to be able to absorb new athletes while still maintaining a best practice coach to athlete ratio. In some training squads, we have insufficient coaches to take on more athletes at this time and continue to ensure safe practice as well as provide the desirable coaching environment we aspire to. Please note however, that there is still space in some training groups for older athletes dependent on age group and event. We seek to open more training sessions to address this situation and we continue to recruit more coaches although we will always need more especially in event specific areas.