Team Glasgow is a composite athletics team created by Glasgow Athletics Association to provide athletes in the Under 17 and Under 20 ranks with the opportunity to gain a greater level of competition in a wide variety of events.
The team is comprised of athletes from four clubs:
- Giffnock North AC
- Kilbarchan AAC
- Shettleston Harriers
- Victoria Park City of Glasgow AC
The team, led by John Melvin, compete in the Upper Youth Development League with the aim of making the UK Final. The team travels to various locations where they compete as one of six teams in a league. Over the course of three matches, the teams amass points with the top two teams from each division reaching the UK final taking place at the end of the outdoor season.
Athletes in the team are supported by team managers, accredited officials and a team masseur to gain the full experience of travelling with an athletics team. By giving athletes this opportunity, it not only widens their experiences as a young athlete but also prepares them for future high level competitions.
Team Glasgow have been extremely successful over the last few years, reaching the UK final for the last three years and placing as high as fourth. The team has supported the development of athletes who have attained Scottish junior, Scottish senior, GB junior and GB senior vests.
Match 1: Sunday 5th May, 2019 Kingdom Athletics @Carlisle
Match 2: Sunday 26th May, 2019 Team Forth Valley @Carlisle
Match 3: Sunday 30th June, 2019 Trafford AC @Trafford
We look forward to you competing with us.
Team Glasgow Management
Team Glasgow History
Team Glasgow was formed in 2004 to compete in the National Junior League as a composite team.
1. To retain athletes in our sport
2. To offer more appropriate competition opportunities to athletes from the Clubs that formed the composite team. Over the last sixteen years these aims have been met successfully and the team spirit developed through the management of Team Glasgow that has satisfied the aims as originally stated. Club athletes in Glasgow share a common purpose. Clubs in the composite have successfully developed stronger Under 20 Sections within their Clubs.
It must never be forgotten that the social aspect of Team Glasgow strongly influences the camaraderie and competitive spirit of the Team. Athletes and Team Officials from Glasgow and surrounding areas look forward to travelling to away Matches because of the overnight stay and the opportunity to be with friends and to make new friends. For that Team Glasgow recognises the financial support given by parents in these financially challenging times.
The new formation of the National Junior League to the Youth Development League in 2014 has allowed Under 17 Athletes their specific competition opportunity and they are now an integral part of the Composite Team.
GLASGOW ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION
Code of Conduct for Athletes
As a responsible athlete you will:
- Conduct yourself at all times when competing or as a member of the Team in a correct and proper manner that does not bring Team Glasgow or the City of Glasgow or Athletics into disrepute
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every athlete, coach, technical official and others involved in athletics and treat everyone equally.
- Cooperate fully with others involved in the sport such as team managers, technical officials,, sport masseur, coaches and representatives of Team Glasgow in the best interests of the yourself and other athletes
- Anticipate and be responsible for your own needs including being organised, having the appropriate equipment and being on time
- Be in your own room by time given at Team meeting
- Always thank the officials who enable you to participate in athletics
- Project a favourable and positive image of the sport by adopting high standards of behaviour and appropriate dress when travelling with the Team.
- Act as an ambassador for Scotland and Athletics in Scotland at all times
As a responsible Athlete, when participating in or attending any Team Glasgow events you will:
- Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others
- Avoid swearing and abusive language and irresponsible behaviour including behaviour that is dangerous to yourself or others, acts of violence, bullying, harassment and physical and sexual abuse
- Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others
- Never engage in any inappropriate or illegal behaviour
- Avoid destructive behaviour and leave hotels/athletics venues as you find them
- Not carry or consume alcohol and/or illegal substances.( automatic suspension)
- Avoid carrying any items that could be dangerous to yourself or others excluding athletics equipment used in the course of your athletics activity
In addition, athletes, should follow these guidelines on safe participation in athletics
- Notify a responsible adult if you have to go somewhere (why, where and when you will return)
- Strictly maintain boundaries between friendship and intimacy with a coach or technical official
- Use safe transport or travel arrangements
- Report any accidental injury, distress, misunderstanding or misinterpretation to Team Glasgow Welfare officer as soon as possible.
- Report any suspected misconduct by coaches or other people involved in athletics to the club welfare officer as soon as possible
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