Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities service provider, announces that it is the sponsor of the Grampian Athletics League.
The Petrofac Athletics League, as it has been renamed, has been running since 1980. It has involved 15 athletic clubs covering northern and eastern areas of Scotland, including clubs from Perth to Caithness, with age group competitions for nine year olds to adults.
The league is the only one in Scotland that provides competition across a range of disciplines, abilities and ages, ultimately giving the opportunity for young athletes to progress to national level competitions. With the 2012 Olympics in London in mind, it is hoped that this league inspires young athletes to progress to a higher level.
The first east division Petrofac Athletics meetings of the season saw an excellent turnout of athletes at the Chris &erson Stadium in Aberdeen, last month including a welcome return of Perth Strathtay Harriers. The first of the north division Petrofac Athletics meetings took place in Inverness with an equally good turn out of athletes.
Eleanor Milne, Petrofac’s finance director and chair of the Petrofac Community Involvement Group, said, “Petrofac is delighted to support the athletics league. The league plays a vital role in the development of the athletes and it is encouraging to see so many young people taking part in athletics. Everyone at Petrofac is looking forward to an exciting and successful season.”
Winston Webber, secretary and treasurer of the athletics league, said: “We are delighted for Petrofac to be the sponsor of the athletics league. Having Petrofac on board will benefit all of our athletes and their support will hopefully enable us to provide good competition for the athletes to achieve personal bests and go on to achieve great things this season.
“Petrofac’s sponsorship over a period of time will not only allow us to develop athletes but also develop the track and field officials required to run these events. Hopefully, with the London Olympics in 2012, we may see not only some of our athletes compete but some of our officials acting as judges.”