Sophie and Jim celebrate success at the COV Awards

Thursday 6th October 2022

Sophie Allan and Jim Hunter with their COV Awards from sportscotland

All the COV Awards winners

The sportscotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards have been held for the first time since 2019.

With nominees and winners ranging from young volunteers to high performance coaches, this awards ceremony recognises the outstanding work and dedication of coaches, officials and volunteers across Scotland.

And it was brilliant for our sport to land two significant success stories within the range of accolades presented via the COV Awards.

*Sophie Allan has been named as the Young Official of the Year

*Jim Hunter of Perth Strathtay Harriers landed a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Congratulations to Sophie and to Jim from all at scottishathletics on well-deserved recognition for their significant commitment to our sport.


‘As the highest qualified female starter in Scotland, Sophie is an inspiration for other young people to become Officials in athletics and other sports,’ said sportscotland.

Read more about Sophie here or watch the video content.


‘Jim has guided and supported generations of young people over many decades, motivating and inspiring those around him to get involved in sport at all levels,’ said sportscotland.

Read more about Jim here or watch the video content.


Tags: COV Awards, Jim Hunter, Sophie Allan, sportscotland

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