Volunteer quarterly: Celebrate Aberdeen, Police Academy and we take on Transition Extreme!

Each quarter of the year Streetsport arrange a day where volunteers and staff come together to loosen up, socialise and enjoy each other’s company through both educational and fun activities.

At the tail-end of August we combined our latest quarterly with Celebrate Aberdeen, a mile-long march along Union Street which aims to bring together our local community while shining a spotlight on some of the amazing people who deserve to have their efforts recognised.

After this we were welcomed to Queen Street Police Station by Sergeant Brian Cumming who sits in our steering group and is a crucial cog to the Streetsport programme, creating a brilliant working relationship with Police Scotland.

Sergeant Cumming educated the group on the ins and outs of the youth criminal justice system, allowing the volunteers and coaches to understand the laws which may effect their communities and participants the most.

Following this (and after a cheeky Domino’s delivery) we walked down to Transition Extreme, another fantastic organisation who we have built a lasting and progressive working partnership with.

The group split and enjoyed a taster session in either BMX riding or skateboarding which, after only a few minor falls, was a great way to end the day.

Hannah Clews, Streetsport Development Officer, said: “It’s really important that we grow as a team together. Streetsport sessions happen all across the week in locations all over Aberdeen City and Shire.

“This means that volunteers may rarely get the chance to see each other as most have set sessions each week where they volunteer and don’t always get to see other members of the team.

“The quarterly’s are something the whole organisation look forward to and its wonderful to spend time away from sessions but with each other”.

Thanks to the volunteers and coaches for attending plus Brian Cumming, Police Scotland and Transition Extreme for their help and cooperation. As ever, it is much appreciated.

Our next social quarterly will be with the local Fire and Rescue Services in Aberdeen who are also part of our steering group- we can’t wait!