The FPSG Awards Dinner was a sold-out occasion at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel and proved the perfect platform to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of so many people to our sport.
Athletes of the Year tend to command the headlines but we’ve also been delighted to spotlight Clubs, Coaches, Volunteers and Officials.
Outside of those categories, there are three other accolades awarded on the night with our 2019 recipients very popular winners on the night.
*Long-serving coach and Official, Sandra Hardacre of Livingston AC, won the Tom Stillie Sword for services to athletics
*The Dallas Trust Trophy was presented to Scottish Men’s 1500m Record holder Jake Wightman
*Fife AC youngster Anna Hedley collected the Eddie Campbell Memorial Medal as the young athlete demonstrating potential in hill running
Sandra, who was also short-listed for Development Coach of the Year, was thrilled to accept the ‘sword’ award.
Here’s part of what was read out on the night:
‘The winner of the Tom Stillie Award in 2019 is a person with many ‘hats’ in athletics in Scotland.
‘Head Endurance Coach at her club where, as well as being a coach mentor, she has led a squad of 25 athletes aged 14+ to their most successful year in club history with a record number of medals and international selections.
‘She also coaches five to 12-year-olds in the club Run, Jump and Throw programme and can be seen every weekend officiating at both Track & Field and Cross Country events.
‘She is also the East District secretary on the scottishathletics Road Running and Cross Country Commission where she makes a great impact, working with clubs and supporting events in the East of Scotland.’
Jake Wightman collected the Dallas Trust Trophy from Bob Greenock following his Scottish Record and fifth place in the 1500m final at the World Champs in Doha (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Anna Hedley of Fife AC has had a superb 2019 in hill running – as well as other disciplines – and received the Eddie Campbell Memorial Medal from Hugh Buchanan, Convenor of the Hill Running Commission (photo by Bobby Gavin)