scottishathletics are committed to recognising and rewarding the dedication, commitment and success of coaches, officials and volunteers.
And we are now looking for your support for this via nominations for the 4J Studios 2021 Annual Awards.
Last year, we created a virtual Awards Night and at this juncture are still exploring options for this autumn – around a possible ‘physical’ event or on online celebration. Watch this space for an imminent announcement!
Our Awards have been in existence for a number of years recognising over 100 clubs, coaches, and volunteers.
We would ask all those keen to make suggestions to us to look at the various categories – on clubs, coaches, volunteers and Technical Official of the Year – and then complete the form. Use the form each time for each nomination, please.
NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY 23 AUGUST
George is presented with his Honorary Life Membership by Menzies Campbell at the 2012 Annual Dinner
scottishathletics are sad to confirm the passing of former coach and all-round athletics enthusiast, George Sinclair.
George was a significant figure in the sport from the 1960s to the 1980s and beyond and Honorary Life Member of Scottish Athletics.
He was well-known as an announcer as well as his coaching work. George filled the announcer’s role at the Commonwealth Games.
Among the many athletes he coached was sprinter Helen Golden, still the Scottish Women’s 100m Record holder with a run of 11.40 in London in 1974. Anne Purvis was another who came under his influence.
George was associated with Octavians, Edinburgh Southern Harriers and then Edinburgh AC.
Scotland international long jumper and sprinter, our own Allan Hamilton, is George’s grandson.
We’re advised the funeral will take place in Edinburgh next Monday; please ask a family member for specific details if you wish to attend.
All at scottishathletics send our sympathies to Patricia, Allan and other members of the family and George’s many friends across the sport.
Read more of a profile of George here