We are delighted that two women from the athletics community have been named as winners at this year’s Scottish Women in Sport Awards.
Katie Johnson of Edinburgh AC was named sportscotland Young Sportswoman of the Year, while Sophie Allan of Dunfermline Track and Field is Kube-net Volunteer of the Year.
The awards were presented at a ceremony held at voco@Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, on Friday night.
Katie was U17 Athlete of the Year at our own 4J Studios Annual Awards this year, marking a breakthrough year for the 16-year-old Edinburgh AC athlete.
Katie won 800m gold at both U17 and U20 at both the Scottish and English age group championships. She also helped the U20 women set a new Scottish 4x400m record at the Manchester International, where she represented GB at U18 level, and Scotland at U20. Katie also took both the Schools International and UK School Games 800m titles.
Sophie was recognised for her work as a dedicated official, coach and general volunteer within athletics. In the past year she has officiated at more than 41 events, team managed at Scottish Schools events and organised events for Dunfermline Track and Field.
Sophie does all this while holding down two jobs. Most of her spare time is dedicated to athletics, she sits on SSAA committee, Peer Groups for Field and Start Team, and takes the time to mentor new officials.
Huge congratulations from all at scottishathletics to two worthy winners, who have both put many hours of hard work in their respective fields into the sport.
Katie and Sophie were among eight finalists from the athletics and running communities at this year’s Scottish Women in Sport Awards. Also making it onto the shortlists and deserving great credit for their achievements were:
Pamela Stephen & Fiona Pollock of Cambuslang Harriers for Kube-net Volunteer of the Year
Andy Young for Frame Coach of the Year
Nichola Crawford of Aberdeen AAC for Frame Coach of the Year
Alison Miller Duff, of Ready, Steady, Go Pitreavie for the SW/S Inspiration in Sport Award.
Maria Lyle for Para-athlete Sportswomen of the Year
Laura Muir for Sportswoman of the Year