Thanks! We’re shortlisted for Governing Body of Year

Thursday 7th September 2017

Winners in 2016 – scottishathletics were named Governing Body of the Year last year with Leslie Roy, Ian Beattie and Eilidh Doyle accepting the award

Details of the 2016 Awards

scottishathletics have been short-listed for Governing Body of the Year for 2017 – after landing the title last year at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards.

It’s another huge acknowledgement for the sport as a whole and the work being carried out at all levels by athletes, coaches, clubs, volunteers and Officials with our rivals this time around being Cricket Scotland and Netball Scotland.

And, to emphasise the depth and reach of the feelgood factor, athletics is represented on no fewer than nine of the short-lists for 11 Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards including recognition for Callum Hawkins, Laura Muir and Sammi Kinghorn in Athlete of the Year categories.

There are nominations, too, for Maria Lyle in the Young Athlete of the Year Award; scottishathletics President Leslie Roy for Volunteer of the Year; Andy Young for Coach of the Year; and Springburn Harriers for Community Hub/School/Club of the Year.

Magic moments by Muir in Belgrade and Kinghorn in London are also short-listed for Sporting Moment of the Year.

Team Scotland website media release

Callum Hawkins – short-listed for Male Athlete of the Year

Laura Muir – short-listed for Female Athlete of the Year and Sporting Moment of the Year with her coach, Andy Young, also nominated for Coach of the Year

‘We’re delighted to have been nominated once again for Scottish Sports Governing Body of the Year, after winning the title in 2016,’ said Mark Munro, chief executive of scottishathletics.

‘I think that reflects on the sport as a whole and the contributions being made at so many levels and in so many areas – from elite to grassroots.

‘What pleases me more, actually, is that there are short-list nominations for athletics in nine of the 11 categories and that really underlines the point about a feelgood factor spreading right through the sport.

‘If you look at the categories, athletics is prominent in Male, Female, Para, Young Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

‘Clubs are represented via the short-listing of Springburn Harriers and Laura Muir, with her double gold at the European Indoors and Sammi Kinghorn, with a World Para Champs gold and World Record, have given the sport great moments in 2017, too.

‘We’re especially pleased to see our President, Leslie Roy, on a list of three for Volunteer of the Year. I’m sure many people in the scottishathletics ‘family’ will know the hard work that Leslie puts in tirelessly for the sake of the sport.’

scottishathletics President Leslie Roy – short-listed for Volunteer of the Year

From dozens of nominations received and thousands of votes cast in online polls, the top contenders in the running for awards have been named. the winners will be revealed at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Thursday 21 September.

Paul Bush OBE, Chair, Commonwealth Games Scotland, said:  ‘2017 has been another fantastically successful year for Scottish sport.

‘From athletes performing at the highest level to the organisations helping people take their first steps into physical activity, the individuals and teams shortlisted represent the absolute pinnacle of achievement in sport. I look forward to celebrating with them on what will be a memorable and inspirational night.’

*Governing Body of the Year

Netball Scotland
Cricket Scotland

*Male Athlete of the Year

Josh Taylor (Boxing)
Andy Murray (Tennis)
Callum Hawkins (Athletics)
Duncan Scott (Swimming)

*Female Athlete of the Year – supported by The Scottish Sun

Katie Archibald (Cycling)
Laura Muir (Athletics)
Elise Christie (Speed Skating)

*Para-Sport Athlete of the Year – supported by CGI

Gordon Reid (Tennis)
Sammi Kinghorn (Athletics)
Danielle Joyce (Swimming)

*Team of the Year – supported by PSL / Canterbury

Scotland Rugby Sevens
Celtic Football Club
Scotland Women’s Football

*Young Athlete of the Year – supported by City Legacy Homes

Scott McLay (Swimming)
Ieuan James (Canoe Sprint)
Maria Lyle (Athletics)

*Coach of the Year – supported by University of Stirling

Andy Young (Athletics)
Ann Dickson (Swimming)
Donald McIntosh (Shooting)

*Volunteer of the Year

Leslie Roy (Athletics)
Richard Brickley MBE (Disability Sport)
Betty Scott (Live Borders)

*Community Hub/School/Club of the Year – supported by sportscotland

Springburn Harriers
Fyrish Gymnastics Club
Clovenstone Boxing Club
Drumchapel Community Sports Hub
Fairfield Community Sports Hub

*Games Legacy Award – supported by City Legacy Homes / Scottish Government

Judo Girls Rock
Sporting Memories Network
Active East – Scottish Sports Futures
East Lothian Rwanda Partnership

*Sporting Moment of the Year – supported by European Championships 2018

Rugby: Scotland score a stunning victory over Ireland in their opening game of the Six Nations
Athletics: Laura Muir breaks a 32-year old championship record on route winning European Indoor Championship gold over 1500m
Boxing: Josh Taylor defends his Commonwealth Title belt with a seventh round stoppage against Ohara Davies
Football: Leigh Griffiths scores two free kicks in quick succession to give Scotland a 2-1 lead in their World Cup qualifier with England
Swimming: World Championship gold for Stephen Milne & Duncan Scott as part of the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle relay team
Athletics: Sammi Kinghorn races to a first global title at the World Para-Athletics Championships, winning 200m gold with a new World Record
Netball: Sirens make their Superleague debut in front of 5,000 supporters at the Emirates Arena


Tags: Andy Young, Callum Hawkins, Governing Body of the Year, Laura Muir, Leslie Roy, Maria Lyle, Mark Munro, Sammi Kinghorn, Springburn Harriers

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