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Committee Members

Committee Members

Brian Pahlmann

Tel: +44 (0)1224 507691
Brian Pahlmann is the chair of ClubSport Aberdeen.  As such, he represents ClubSport on the board of the Active Aberdeen Partnership.

Brian has a lifelong passion for helping people to become active and to stay active. He applied this passion to physical therapy and sports medicine for 15 years and to fitness and coaching for over 20 years while still at home in the United States. Since April 2016, he has channeled this energy into Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club as club manager. 

Brian is excited to take an active role in supporting and empowering the sport club community of Aberdeen through the establishment and future endeavors of ClubSport Aberdeen.

Gordon McIver

Tel: +44 (0)1224 507691
Godon McIver is a founder member of UK Sooyang Do Association in 2003 having trained in a previous Martial Art where he obtained the rank of Class Instructor. In 2004 he was promoted to Chief Instructor and Examiner and has been the organisations Chairperson for a number of years now.

Last year Gordon was awarded the Inspiration Award at the Aberdeen Sports Awards for his commitment to training and coaching whilst battling with prostate cancer. Even through treatment he found the time and energy to participate in a 12 hour Martial Art training session in aid of Clan.

Angie Keith

Committee Member
Tel: +44 (0)1224 507691
Angie has been involved in hockey since her school days and currently both plays and is President for her club Aberdeen Bon Accord MBC Hockey Club.

Angie’s specialism lies in her 30 years’ experience in IT and Project Management and she has worked in both the private and public sectors.  A qualified Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, she is currently the IT and Operations Manager for a law firm in Aberdeen and devotes much of her spare time as a Board Member for Scottish Hockey and is the current Vice-Chair or the Mid-Deeside Community Sports Hub.

Len Ironside CBE

Committee Member
Tel: +44 (0)1224 507691
Len served as an elected councillor in Aberdeen for 35 years since 1982.
He has served as Leader of the Council, Convener of Social work and Chair of the joint health & Social Care Board.

Len worked as the Scotland Manager of Information & Support for the Charity Parkinson's UK and was awarded the CBE in 2002 in recognition of his work for Charities and services to local government.

He is a current board Member of both NESS and Befriend a Child, whilst also Chairing Aberdeen Olympic Wrestling Club.

Tom Lambert

Tel: 01224 507691
Tom Lambert is the Secretary (non-voting) of ClubSport Aberdeen. His position on the committee is through his role as Sports Development Officer for Sport Aberdeen.

Outside this role, sport is very much a part of his life through his involvement as a junior national badminton coach and coach education tutor.

Mark Pain

Vice Chair
Tel: +44 (0)1224 507691
Since moving to Aberdeen as a student in 1995, Mark has amassed over twenty years’ experience in club sport within the city, both in a professional and voluntary capacity.  Mark is an enthusiastic sportsman, and credits his PE teacher as the inspiration for getting the sporting bug!

He has been an active member of Granite City Wanderers Hockey Club for over 15 years, initially as a player, then as a coach who wanted to give something back to the sport.  Since then, Mark has held various committee roles and as Club President, led the club through both Scottish Hockey Silver Level accreditation & Aberdeen City Enhanced ClubCAP awards, whilst helping the club appoint a full time coach in partnership with Scottish Hockey.  In Sept 2016 the club became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) for which Mark is currently a trustee.

Mark is also a keen Badminton player, and set up Granite City Badminton Club in 2006, with the aim of creating a welcoming environment for all standards and ages of players to be able to develop their game.

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The purpose of ClubSport Aberdeen will not only be to provide the AAP with club input, but also to ensure that Aberdeen has safe, sustainable and supported clubs, using expertise from within the club network as well as from partners in the wider network.
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