Olympic Torch on show at Aberdeen Sports Village
An Olympic torch carried by Sandy Keith of Granite City Wanderers is on display at Aberdeen Sports Village.
Sandy Keith the head coach of the Wnderers carried the flame on the 12th June and has kindly loaned the torch and tracksuit to Aberdeen Sports Village.
Sandy Keith has been involved in field hockey at both local and national levels for the past three decades as a player & coach and is a well known figure in Scottish Hockey. He has been the driving force behind Granite City Wanderers Hockey Club - one of the largest mixed hockey clubs in Aberdeen. He was also head coach of Robert Gordon University Ladies Hockey Club From 1999-2003. Sandy's coaching achievements include being named Aberdeen Sports Council Coach of the Year 2003 and Scottish Hockey Coach of the Year 2010.
Sandy has been responsible for ensuring the club actively encourages children, from areas where opportunities to play field hockey does not exist, to be involved in the sport. He epitomises the Olympic spirit by selflessly devoting all of his free time, without seeking personal reward, encouraging people at all levels of ability to be the best they can be and would be a worthy carrier of the Olympic Torch in Aberdeen. He deserves a moment to shine under the Olympic flame.
The torch and tracksuit can be seen in our display pod along the main corridor.