Don’t be a spectator!

Posted on August 6, 2013 by

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This week, we are pleased to feature a guest blog from Sport Aberdeen, the charitable trust who manage sports and leisure facilities and services on behalf of Aberdeen City Council.

The organisation is currently seeking new Trustees to join the board – read on to find out more!


Sport AberdeenHaving an interest in sport is important; however, an ability to invest your own time and professional acumen into driving a charitable organisation forward is more rewarding than sitting by the side-lines and spectating.

Fred Dalgarno was appointed Chairman of the Sport Aberdeen board in 2010. Born, brought up and educated in Aberdeen, Fred, a lawyer and accountant by training, has been involved in many voluntary activities over 40 years, and Sport has always been an important part of Fred’s life.

As Sport Aberdeen look to strengthen the Board of Trustees, Fred was keen to highlight the personal and professional benefits that volunteering brings. He believes it is not only rewarding but can help with career enhancement too.

As a Trustee of Sport Aberdeen, I am required to give around two days of my time per month, in the form of attending meetings, considering papers and reports, and attending certain events and activities promoted by the company. Just recently I had the pleasure of representing Sport Aberdeen’s Board at the Aberdeen’s Sports Awards 2013, spending an evening with Olympic athletes, home-grown talent and big business from across the north east. Having played a variety of sports over the years, and maintaining a strong interest in Sport and its development in our local community, I find my involvement with the Board is more of a privilege than a chore.”

Volunteering as a Trustee is a rewarding and enjoyable experience which presents an excellent opportunity to use your skills and expertise to guide a relatively young, but dynamic organisation which is a strategically important provider of Sport, Recreation and Leisure services to the City of Aberdeen.

Sport Aberdeen recently celebrated its third anniversary and it has been making steady progress during the last three years, but particularly so, since the appointment of our new Senior Management team towards the end of 2012. The time is right to seek new Trustees that will help with driving us on to our next stage in development and ensuring the successful delivery of the Company’s ambitious three Business Plan (2013 -16).

We are particularly keen to attract younger members to the Board that are representative of the community we are striving to deliver to.”


For more information on the opportunity, please click here.