The sudden death of Sandy Robertson came as a great shock to those of us who knew
Recently at the Scottish Masterâ€™s Championships he was chatting with great enthusiasm
about his role in the up and coming Celtic Games.
His love and involvement in Athletics, which integrated well with his 30-year career as a
P.E. Teacher, spanned several decades. As an Athlete, he was Scottish 400m Hurdles
Champion in 1972. As a Master Coach, his influence ranged from Motherwell A.C. to
Malawi. In September of 1972 he became National Athletics and Football Coach in Malawi
culminating in his squad setting 26 national records at the 1974 Commonwealth Games.
From a Scottish perspective, he coached the Athletics teams for the Commonwealth
Games in 1970, 82, 86 and also had a leading role in the Scottish Schools teams for the
International Schools Games and Indoor Pentathlon.
His technical knowledge and enthusiasm were second to none but he kept an open mind
when new training methods, backed by Scientific research, became a topic for discussion. He has been responsible for the development of many of our young Athletes, Coaches (old
and young) and School Teachers.
He is a great loss to his wife Evelyn, family and friends to whom we send our thoughts and
The Athletics community has lost a great Coach, Mentor and friend.