Development officer wanted

LOCAL athletes wanting to be the stars of the future Olympic and Commonwealth games have been given a boost.

Funded by scottishathletics, a post has been created to enable a development officer to work with athletes at Arbroath and District Athletic Club, and to grow the club.

The opportunity is also supported by Angus Council and the Tayside and Fife Sporting Partnership, and is part of the national Club Together project.

This sees a key focus on supporting the development of athletics clubs in the country to leave a legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games that will take place in Glasgow.

The development officer role will have a significant impact in the growth and development of the club and the twin aspects of increasing participation and performance.

The post will also focus on developing Arbroath and District Athletic Club but there will be areas of work that will engage Montrose and District Athletic Club as well.

The job will be on a part-time basis and will last for at least two years. Any offer of employment would be subject to a satisfactory PVG check and references.

Anybody interested can look at the vacancy in full at www. Scottishathletics.org.uk. The closing date for applications is Monday, February 20.

Football

Lichties looking for youngsters

ARBROATH Football Club is hoping to bolster the under-14s team for the 2012/13 season.

The club is offering committed young players the opportunity to attend trial training sessions and games with a view to joining their youth development programme next season.

Training sessions will commence on Saturday, February 18, at Arbroath Sports Centre from 10 to 11.30 a.m.

Anybody interested must be born on or after January 1, 1999, and if already registered with a club must ask permission of the club before they attend trials.

For further details contact Arbroath FC‘s head of youth development, Gavin Beith, on 07907396469 or email gavinbeith@msn.com.