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Proposed events calendar 2021

Following the First Minister’s statements this week we want to provide something to look forward to during these days in lockdown and to reassure our members that we are committed to hosting events in 2021, when restrictions allow. Our primary focus as the first step will be supporting and encouraging clubs to restart with local events and re-engage their members. We will provide advice and support to clubs  to ensure everyone has confidence that all measures have been taken to allow for the safe return of our sport.

And looking beyond local events, we want to give our commitment to supporting the return of regional and national events when we are permitted to do so.


24th February, 2021

Introducing Neil Rankin, SOA Welfare Director

We are truly delighted to welcome Neil Rankin to the SOA Board of Directors. As an Independent Director, Neil was approved by the Board following an application and interview process. Neil brings to the role significant experience in the Scottish sporting system and professional insight into the areas of welfare, equity and inclusion.


24th February, 2021

Update following First Minister’s statement

While some progress is being made to suppress the virus and incredible efforts towards vaccinating adults is taking place, from the First Minister’s statement today it looks as though our events and activities remain suspended for now. We must all follow the guidance to stay at home with the hope of more positive news to come.

We will work with sportscotland on the guidance for 12-17year olds and also work to prepare our clubs with any additional information we obtain about what Level 3 may look like come April.

24th February, 2021

Jan Provides An Update on EckO Development and Life As A Club Development Officer

Today, Jan Kersel joined our SOA Team Meeting and provided a valuable update on all the developments taking place across Argyll & Bute. It was uplifting to hear the impact of the appointment of Jan on EckO and we felt compelled to share her story. Enjoy!


16th February, 2021

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