The Shetland Amateur Athletics Club (SAAC) is the most northerly athletics club in the UK and covers the whole of the Shetland Isles area, with a membership in excess of 200 athletes.
Based at the Athletics Track of the Clickimin Leisure Complex, The Club strives to provide the best training and competitive opportunities for all members and is affiliated to Scottish Athletics.
There is currently a waiting list in operation - to join this waiting list, please use the contact form by clicking on 'Contact' and send us a message, making sure you enclose an email address that we can contact you on. Our Membership Secretary will be in touch soon.
In the 2018 outdoor season, Scottish Athletics ran a virtual league using competition results from athletes and Clubs all over Scotland.
Each performance recorded by a Shetland AAC athlete was included in the results determination.
The Club were thrilled to be crowned Overall Club Winner in the Category C (based on competitive membership size) and to be crowned Performance Club Winner in the same category.
Our Under 13s age group won the overall category and our Under 15s won the Jumps, Sprints and Throws competitions, with our Under 17s winning the Sprints competition.
The overall performance success of the Club saw us nominated for Club of the Year in the Scottish Athletics Awards for 2018, along with Edinburgh AC and Aberdeen AAC, two much bigger clubs. What an achievement!
Other achievements by Club members in 2018 included U20 and Celtic Games Scotland vests, Schools International and UK School Games vests, multiple qualifications for the Shetland Island Games Athletics Team for 2019, winning the Ian Williamson Cup for Athletics in the Junior Inter County against Orkney and most importantly a huge number of personal bests across all age groups and in all event groups, providing not only results on paper but shaping the possibilities for all of our athletes.
2018 was the most successful year in the Club’s history and we look forward to seeing how we can continue to develop all our athletes in all age categories to achieve to their potential and progress in future years, together with our coaches and volunteers, without whom none of this would be possible.
To be a thriving, successful Club at the heart of the Shetland Community providing a great experience for athletes from grassroots to elite performance levels
We are a vibrant community club committed to promoting excellence in Athletics in the Shetland Isles. We support and encourage athletes through investment in training and the professional development of our team of coaches, officials and volunteers
• Opportunities for all; • Friendly, inclusive and safe; • Committed to delivering a GREAT experience; • A positive work ethic based on mutual respect; • Promote the fun, fitness and social benefits of our great sport; • Valuing its volunteers and workers.