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Dear Parent / Athlete of athletes in U17 /U20 age groups

TEAM GLASGOW 2019 Youth Development League (YDL).

This year your son/daughter being a First Claim Member of one of the following: Victoria Park City of Glasgow, Shettleston Harriers, Giffnock North AAC, Kilbarchan AC are eligible for selection to be part of Team Glasgow. If you would like (them) to be considered for selection, please fill in details on attached link. Our matches are at: Carlisle 5th May, Carlisle 26th May, Trafford Manchester30th June and hopefully Sports City Manchester for the final on 8th Sep.

Can you read our “Code of Conduct”

and Scottish Athletics Social Media guidelines (Social Media Guidelines)

After reading above can you click link below and fill in Google document and click submit

The purpose of entering this League is to offer Under 17/20  athletes such as your son/daughter UK competition and the opportunity to compete against athletes of their own age at a higher level of competition as they prepare for the transition to the Senior Age Group in the UK Leagues. This League will offer an opportunity to compete against athletes from some of the top English Clubs.

The format is the same as in previous years, we travel to and from matches as a TEAM:-  Everybody pulling their weight: everyone pulling in the same directions: sharing an exciting vision of winning the final and going to Europe.

Being a team event we have to enter a strong team and for this reason I am afraid that as Team Manager I may ask you to compete in other events after your main event. Fielding a full team though would reduce this requirement as we have 120 events to cover.

Please complete attached as soon as possible before 31st March 2019. Please remember to discuss this letter with your coach. There may be unavoidable clashes with other league Matches however I would hope that this can be resolved and Team Glasgow will be successful.
I look forward to the Season 2019 and hope that you are willing to be part of our team in this league and challenge.

Yours sincerely,

John Melvin
Team Manager 2019
Mob. 07710459668
e-mail :

Volunteer Request


As you are aware Kilbarchan is a competitive club and as well as organising club events, teams representing Kilbarchan AAC are entered for various events throughout the year.

These events could not happen without volunteers acting in various roles. Clubs are asked to provide officials and helpers at league meeting with a points penalty if we do not provide the required number.

This is where you can assist our club as a parent helper, Kilbarchan really needs a team of volunteers to undertake various roles including

  • Assisting the team manager in organising the athletes to be at the right place at the right time
  • Marshalling at cross country or road races
  • Assisting officials
  • Supporting club organised events

It is extremely important to the club has a pool of helpers who can fill these roles thus ensuring that coaches team managers can spend their time efficiently with the athletes.

If you can help please let us know by popping into portacabin, or dropping a note to

Enter now for Club Cross Country Champs!

Club Cross Country Championships will take place this year at ON-X Linwood Sports Centre on Saturday 30th March 2019

All races will start at 13.30. (Declarations available in the Cabin from 12:30)
There is no charge for this event

Juniors please sign up using Class4Kids system link
U20 & Seniors please enter using form below

Rough Distances

Age 7-8 Fun Run                   1 short Loop (0.75k approx)
Under 11s                           1 short lap (1.12k)
Under 13s                           1 large lap (2.15K)
Under 15s                           2 large laps (4.3K)
Under 17s                           3 large laps (6.45K)
Seniors                               4 large laps (8.60K

Course Map (Large Lap)

large lap club xc

Can anyone available to steward/volunteer please contact John Rodger


Bus Notice Young Athletes Road Race

The Scottish Young Athletes Road Race Championships will take place at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NB on Sunday 17 March, 2019 .

For athletes who entered, parents and supporters

You can travel by bus or by private transport.

Bus times are as follows:

Bridge of Weir (Bulls) 8.30am,

Kilbarchan Library 8.35am,

Beith Road Garage 8.40am,

Thorn 8.40am,

Canal Street (opp Grill in the Park) 8.55am,

Tesco Garage Renfrew Road 9.00.

Races start at 11.30.

The cost is £5 for all athletes.

Jemma Reekie

Jemma Reekie is now on  a well earned rest after representing GB in the 1500m at European Indoor Championships at the Emirates in Glasgow.

Jemma, who joined the Club as an 11 year old, has been an ever improving athlete, always a positive attitude and commitment, had a good winter and ensured her GB selection when she won the British Indoor Championships 1500m in Birmingham in February, time 4.17

At the Emirates, she just missed qualifying for the European final but still ran an Indoor PB in her heat, time 4.13.44 a fine performance.

Jemma now trains in a new group, a training partner of Laura Muir, though her earlier background includes being part of the Girls Endurance group, training at Linwood and Saturdays at Barshaw Park.


Thanks to our Officials

The club was well represented amongst the Scottish officials that supported the European Indoor Championships held last weekend at the Emirates Glasgow. Officials associated with the club were

Jason Pender, Margaret Ann MacLachlan, Christine Stoops, Pamela Ross, Magnus Ross. We also had Eleanor McNicol amongst the volunteers (possibly a few more).

Without the dedication of these officials, who are all volunteers we would not be able to hold events right from club championships to Olympic Games.

Thank you all!

Club Connect Relays – European Championships

The club had a very successful night on Friday 1st March – with 3 of our relay teams taking part in the National Relay Finals which were held in front of a big crowd at the Emirates Arena on the opening night of the European Indoor championships.

All teams run a 4x200m – U13 boys were first off coming in a fantastic silver medal position with a time of 1:56.02, beating the club record that has stood for over 10 years.

Next up we’re U13 girls in a tough field came in 5th in a time of 2:01.30, however they also just beat the old club record dating back from 2002!

Lastly the U17 put up a great fight to be just popped on the line coming in second to take the Silver medal in the time of 1:32.52, and once again beating the previous club record!

Congratulations to all athletes and big thanks to Team Managers Richard and Donna on the night along with Jason and Janice for team selection and organising and making arrangements for heats and finals.


U13Boys – Max O Neill, Eniola James Olatake, Robbie Stevenson, Caleb Murray

U13 Girls – Grace McColgan, Sarah Lyle, Ellis Coote, Ella McGrath

U17 Men – Stephen Johnston, Alex Connell, Roy Obaisuwa, Matthew Cliff

*club record will be updated in due course*

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