Race on for the Scottish Women in Sport awards

IT’s that time of the year again … the annual Scottish Women in Sport awards night, where the achievements of Scotland’s top competitors, coaches and adminstrators is celebrated.

Swis founder, Maureen McGonigle, is looking forward to another fantastic evening, sponsored by SSE, which is now a fixture in the women’s sport calendar.

She said: “It is with great pleasure that once again we celebrate the success of our women in sport and those who work tirelessly in the background to support them. From the Rio Olympics, to the qualification of the Scottish FA Women;s National team, women in sport are achieving at the highest level and deserve recognition for their efforts.

“Swis works tirelessly to bring about a culture change for sport, however recent figures are disappointing showing that only 7 per cent of all sports media coverage in the UK is for women in sport and just 0.4 per cent of sponsorship is directed at women in sport.

“We are keen to work with the Scottish Government to ensure that equality in sport remains a priority and look forward to the launch of the Sporting Equality Fund which will identify and target key areas for change.”

Check back with us to find out who won.

In the meantime, here’s Maureen’s recent column on why every week should be Women’s Sport Week: http://bit.ly/2dYrXcf

Swis Awards 2016 – Nominees

SSE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION

Susan McDowall – Hockey

Jodie McEwen – Football

Khalid Gehlin –

Mary McCabe – Tennis

ORIAM SPORTSWOMAN

Heather Stanning – Rowing

Jo Butterfield – Discuss

Libby Clegg – Athletics

Katie Archibald – Cycling

Sportscotland YOUNG SPORTSWOMAN

Abby Kane – Swimming

Maria Lyle – Athletics

Sophie Ogilvie – Canoe Slalom

Bethan Goodwin – Netball

PARTICK THISTLE NEWCOMER

Grace Reid – Diving

Bethan Goodwin – Netball

Abby Kane – Swimming

Sophie Ogilvie – Canoe Slalom