|Founded||1 April 2001|
|Replaced||Scottish Athletics Federation|
Scottish Athletics, stylised as scottishathletics, is the governing body for the sport of athletics in Scotland. Established as a limited company on 1 April 2001, it succeeded the Scottish Athletics Federation (SAF) and is a member of the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland. Scottish Athletics is part of UK Athletics, the national governing body for the United Kingdom.
The organisation has a small staff, but is largely supported by volunteers. It deals with approximately 170 athletics clubs and roughly 14,000 members. Individual clubs differ in size from less formal and small number of members to customary clubs with hundreds of members. There are specialist clubs and other clubs which incorporate all areas of athletics.
Sponsors and partners
The major partner for providing funding for Scottish athletics is sportscotland. They are Scotland’s national agency for sport and greatly believe that there are great benefits to be gained from sport. The benefits they believe that can be gained include enjoyment and achievement from taking part and the shared pride that is created from national success. Their mission is to encourage the people of Scotland to take part in sports and develop a sporting experience. Therefore, increasing the number of participants and the performance in sports in Scotland. They aim to reach their goals by assisting and inspiring their partners and applying funding in key areas while advising on future strategies and policies.
The official supplier of athletics gear to Scottish Athletics is Joma Sport, who provide kit to all Scottish international teams, their coaches and officials, heading towards the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
A number of other organisations and groups support and partner with Scottish athletics, the most notable of which are:
The following companies and organisations were notable previous sponsors:
Scottish Athletics is a Limited Company (SC217377), with no Share Capital. Its membership is primarily affiliated athletics clubs in Scotland and members, but may also include schools, companies and associate members. Only clubs, schools and associated members may vote at the AGM, through mandated delegates.
- Hill running Commission
- Officials Commission
- Road and Cross country running Commission
- Track and Field Commission
- "Home - Scottish Athletics". scottishathletics.org.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
Copyright © 2014 Scottish Athletics
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- Scottish Athletics Official website
- Scottish Athletic Club Directory
- Power of 10 ranking website
- UK Athletics limited official website
- Scottish Association of Track Statisticians
- Scottish Athletics Road Running & Cross Country Commission