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Friday 8th October 2021

Owen Miller celebrates gold in the 1500m at the Paralympics (photo via imagecomms)

Scottish Disability Sport website

It’s been a marvellous year for Scottish Para athletes and their coaches – and that was reflected in a series of accolades at the Scottish Disability Sport Annual Awards.

Here’s the Roll of Honour in terms of athletics in Scotland:

Freya Howgate (Perth Strathtay Harriers): Russell Hogg Bursary for up-and-coming young athlete

Melanie Woods (Red Star): John de Courcy Trophy for Most Promising Newcomer

John Owens (Red Star): Russell Hogg Trophy for Development Coach of the Year

Steve Doig (Fife AC): Fife Trophy for Coach of the Year

Owen Miller (Fife AC): Findlay Calder Trophy for Athlete of the Year; Gordon Brown Memorial Trophy for Athletes’ Athlete of the Year

Caitlyn Ross (Forth Valley Flyers) – Community Champion Award

‘Congratulations to each of these award winners,’ said Pamela Robson, our National Disability Pathway Officer.

‘Their hard work, dedication and commitment over the past year has been recognised. Well done to the clubs involved with each of these award winners too.

‘It was brilliant to see so many athletes and athletics coaches being recognised, I think this really shows the strength of Para athletics in the country.

Maria Lyle delivered the closing speech and gave a really honest and inspiring insight into her career.’




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