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Committee Members

Committee Members

Brian Pahlmann

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Brian Pahlmann is the chair of ClubSport Aberdeen. 

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

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Gordon 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. Gordon was also Chariperson for a number of years before standing down in 2020.  

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
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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 over 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 is a former Board Member for Scottish Hockey and is the current Vice-Chair or the Mid-Deeside Community Sports Hub.

Kirsty McLeod

Committee Member
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Kirsty first fell in love with hockey at school. She is currently a member of Gordonians Hockey Club having previously played with East London Hockey Club and Oxford Hawks Hockey Club.

Kirsty serves in a Communications role at ClubSport Aberdeen. She has particular oversight over social media content, and has been involved in the 'Get to Know' video series featuring ClubSport members.

Kirsty is always keen to hear from members looking for new ways to promote their club.

Edna Ewan

Committee Secretary
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Member of Grampian branch of the Scottish Sub Aqua Club.  Has been diving for 30 years.  Favourite diving is in Scotland although occasionally partial to some warm water diving.

Served as secretary for Grampian Divers for 14 years.  Joined the Board of Directors for ScotSAC in 2011 and have served as Chair since 2015.

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 Community Sport Manager 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
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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.

Neil Paterson

Committee Member
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Neil started running football teams for King Street Sports Club in 1971 when he was still playing for the club in the Granite City League.

For ten years he ran the club’s team in the Hazlewood League on the Saturday morning as well as running their under-14 team in the Youth Service League on a Saturday afternoon. During this period he also served as the organising secretary of the Grampian Union of Boys Club as well as being President of the Aberdeen Youth Service League.

In 1985 he managed the King Street Belmont team that won the Scottish Juvenile Cup at under-16 level, the first club from Aberdeen to do so. Andy Smith, who scored the winning goal in that final, went on to score a goal for Airdrie in the Scottish Cup Final against Rangers.

Neil served as club secretary and president of the King Street Sports Club for more than 30 years.

He was awarded a Life Membership of the Aberdeen and District Juvenile FA in 1991 and has served on its executive committee for more than twenty-five years.

With the formation of the Scottish Youth FA in 1999 Neil undertook the voluntary role of North Regional Secretary with responsibility of organising the local rounds of the Scottish Cup and arranging the selection process for the various age group Regional Development Squads.

In 2004 Neil was awarded the Scottish Youth FA Presidential award for his serves to youth football and in particular his work in developing a Club Resources Pack for new clubs and his work on producing match programmes for Scottish Cup semi-finals and finals. He was further honoured by the SYFA with the award of a Life Membership in 2009.

In 2008 Neil was elected as President of the Aberdeen and District Juvenile FA, before going on to become Association Secretary in 2012. He still holds this position as well as Regional Secretary for the SYFA.

Neil has been a member of the SFA North Regional Committee since its inception in 2008. He was also an executive committee member of the old Aberdeen Sports Council.

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