National Athletics League Premier match 1

Glasgow Jaguars, sponsored by Glasgow Life may be the name of the Scottish club, who finished a magnificent 4th in the first fixture of the National Athletics League Premier Division but the contribution of EAC athletes, officials, administrators, coaches and team managers has been instrumental in the growing success of the club.

EAC support athletes, who are selected for the team, by paying their subs to Jaguars and all Senior and U20 athletes in the club are sent information about the club before the start of each season and encouraged to sign up if they and their coaches think it would be an appropriate pathway for them.  EAC also pay the annual associate membership on behalf of any coach, official or team manager travelling to a match.

The endurance section of the club were strong point scorers with women’s team captain Lauren Stoddart a winner of the of B 3k S/Chase event (11.11.45) and there was a season’s best for Margot Wyroll (4.41.37) in the 1500M B race, finishing in 4th place.   In the 800M B it was a 5th place finish for Anise McAuley Orr   and there was a season’s best for Mark McDermott of 16.16.90 in his first 5K on the track since 2022, which was a Jaguars club record.

Andrew McFarlane was another EAC athlete to make a strong contribution to the team score with a vault of 4.20 to take 4 points in the A event and a throw of 56.82 to finish 5th in the javelin A event was another club record. While Eve MacCallum was pleased with a 3rd place finish (3.10) in the B vault it was probably matched by the excitement of competing alongside gold medallist from the indoor World Championships in Glasgow, Molly Caudrey.

It is 10 years since Jayne Nisbet was a finalist in the High Jump at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and in a remarkable change of focus Jayne recently completed the London Marathon in under 3 hours, finished top of her age group in the London Hyrox event and heads to Nice next weekend to take part in the World Hyrox Championships.  On Saturday she donned the pink and black and made her 5k track debut in a very respectable 17.53.84 to take 4th place in borrowed spikes, as her carbon trainers are not allowed in track races.

It was very much a family affair at Eton as Jayne’s dad Brian was not only officiating but had organised all the travel and accommodation for the team and mum Moira, who has been selected as the Field Referee at the Olympic Trials, had pulled together the Glasgow Jaguars officials for the match and was also officiating.  Alistair Aitchison, Convener of the Officials Commission completed the EAC cohort in Eton.  Keith Ridley and Anne Scott were Team Managers and Moira Maguire, who has been proactive in promoting the club and organising the Joma kit and John Scott travelled as team coaches.

Thanks again to the trustees of the club in supporting this pathway for EAC athletes and it is much appreciated. 

We finished in 4th place, which was an excellent result against the top clubs in the UK.

The final points were as follows:

1. Harrow      645

2. Thames Valley  606

3. Windsor  463.5

4. Glasgow Jaguars  436.5

5. Woodford Green  429

5. Birchfield  388

5. Sale  371.5

6. Blackheath  345.5

You can see the full results at

Gordon Innes has posted photos on the Jaguars facebook page

and Moira Maguire has put a match report on the ScottishAthletics news page 

The next match is at Woodford Green, London on Sunday 7th July and selections for that match are expected to be made later this week. If your availability for this has changed from originally stated please let me know.

Thanks again

Keith and  Gordon (Men’s Team Managers)

Marika and Anne (Women’s Team Managers)

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