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Vonny Burke - 'Officially' Retired

Published on Thursday, 28 March 2019 22:26

Vonny , one of the Club's longest serving qualified Field Officials , has decided to hang up her measuring tape and retire from Officiating,

She qualified in 1974 , initially at both Track & Field events, but decided to concentrate mainly on Field. She has officiated at all levels from local Primary Schools , Club meetings , Scottish & UK Leagues , Scottish Championships right through to European Championships as she climbed through the grades to the highest UKA Technical Grade of Official. In 1986 she was one of three Pitreavie Officials at the Commonwealth Games at Meadowbank and in 1990 was selected to officate at the European Indoor Championships held at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

 

Apart from her officiating ,  48yrs as a Club member ( elected Life Member in 1996) ,  she has served PAAC in several other capacities such as Coaching and Administration.

Coaching - A qualiied Hurdles coach with several Scottish medal winners to her name.

Committee - Vice President , Secretary (twice) , Coaching Secretary, Officials Rep , General Committee , Fund Raising , Thistle Awards .Represented PAAC on the advisory committee for the construction of the Pitreavie Indoor Athletics Centre. 

 

Outwith PAAC - Served on the SWAAA Committee ( Scot Women's GB before SAF & SAL) , organised the Women's East District Championshops , and represented Athleitcs on the Dunfermline & West Fife Sports Council for several years. Awarded D&WF Sport Council 'Services to Sport' in 2013

 

Vonny has been a tremendous servant to PAAC and played a significant part in making it a major club in Scottish Athletics.

 

 

 

 

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