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Area Youth Coordinators

What is an Area Youth Co-ordinator?
An Area Youth Co-ordinator (AYC) supports the MCofS’s Youth Development Programme at local level. They have experience of climbing and working with and supervising young people. Our current AYC's are all members of MCofS affiliated Kids Clubs and have good links with their local climbing walls.

They work with the MCofS Development Officer in organising events such as the Youth Climbing competitions (YCS & Championships as well International competitions) in Scotland, REALrock sessions, training sessions and performance coaching sessions. They also sit on relevant MCofS Advisory Groups and are involved in the development of our strategy and operational plan.

The AYC will be able to give you information about the MCofS, MCof events, your local kids clubs and other mountaineering clubs, the different disciplins of climbing and mountaineering as well as hill walking. They also give help and advice to parents and young climbers in their progression through the sport.They often have links to local authority youth services, development units, active schools coordinators and outdoor centres.

MCofS Area Youth Coordinator Job Description

Currently the MCofS has two 'Youth Regions' for North Scotland and South Scotland. Each Region has a Main AYC, helped by a Deputy. Their details are below. If you wish to find out about climbing opportunities in your area or want advice contact the main AYC direct, otherwise contact the MCofS Development Officer Kevin Howett.

MCofS

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER:

Kevin Howett
Email: kev@mcofs.org.uk
Tel: 01738 493 946 (Direct)

Kevin Howett

Kevin has been climbing for 30 yrs
See his PROFILE 

Scotland North:

AREA YOUTH COORDINATOR

John Donaldson
Email: donaldson.lenabo@btopenworld.com
Tel: 01779 821 788 (H)
Tel: 07801 186 062 (M)

John started as AYC North in 2012
See his PROFILE
 

Scotland South: 

AREA YOUTH COORDINATOR

Scott Forsyth
Email: scottforsyth@btinternet.com
Tel: 0131 333 3379 (H)

Scott took over as AYC in 2010
See his PROFILE

AYC DEPUTY

A temporary acting Deputy AYC will be announced soon

AYC DEPUTY

Avril Gall
Email: abgall@blueyonder.co.uk
Tel: 0131 539 3508 (H&W)
Tel: 07971 522 109 (M)

Avril started as deputy AYC in 2012 (as well as continuing to act as MCofS Events Coordinator)