CLUB TOGETHER OFFICER
I am delighted to be joining Central Athletics Club as your new Club Together Officer.
I have been involved in Sport and Sports Clubs from a very early age, competing, playing, coaching and serving on various committees. I hope to use the experience that I have gained and my passion for Sport in general, to assist with the Club’s ongoing development.
My career background is in Sales and Marketing in the business to business and retail sales environments. However, for the past 6 and a half years, I have been managing Bridge of Allan Sports Club. This has renewed and fuelled my passion for Sport, working closely with Active Stirling, Tennis Scotland, Scottish Squash, Club Coaches and the Committee, to help develop those Sports and increase Membership at the Club.
I fully appreciate the importance of the volunteer network within Clubs, from Committee Members through to coaching assistants and parent helpers. I have served as Secretary, President and I am currently Chairperson of Bridge of Allan Bowling Club and have coached Junior Rugby Teams at Stirling County at age groups ranging from 7 up to 16 year olds.
In terms of my Sporting background, in my early teenage years, I was a sprinter, hurdler and discus thrower, however, ball sports and golf were my preferred sports. I worked at a golf course for 4 years during school holidays and weekends, but my later teens drew me into Rugby. I played at various levels for over 25 years in Birmingham and Shropshire, finally finishing with a most enjoyable time in the Wolfhounds over 35’s team at Stirling County. I am now a keen golfer again and have played bowls at Bridge of Allan since moving to Scotland 29 years ago.
I suppose the reason for telling you this is to give you some confidence in that I have always been a sportsman and have been around teams, coaches, assistant coaches and volunteers for many years and understand that these people are the lifeblood of any Sports Club. It is in the recruitment of volunteers that I intend to work hard in order to assist in Central Athletic Club’s development.
I look forward to meeting more of you throughout the coming weeks.