Awards Night Success for Club

FPSG Scottish Athletics Awards 2019 (C) Photo by Bobby Gavin
FPSG Scottish Athletics Awards 2019 (C) Photo by Bobby Gavin

It’s Official – Giffnock’s Track and Field Athletes are the best

Giffnock were awarded Track and Field Club of the year at Scottish Athletics’ Annual Awards Dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow on Saturday evening.

Paula Radcliffe was guest of honour at the event where Callum Hawkins was awarded Athlete of Year and Maria Lyle Para Athlete of the Year

Giffnock were nominated in three categories: Track and Field Club of the Year, Off Track club of the Year and Rueben Nairne was a contender for U17 Athlete of the year. Everyone at Giffnock North congratulates Central on winning Off Track and Isla Calvert (Livingston AC) for U17 Athlete of the Year and remain intensely proud of our Off-Track athletes, coaches, officials and helpers and Rueben for their tremendous achievement in being nominated.

And so to our award….

Jake Wightman, Scotland’s recent 1500m record breaker, took to the stage envelope in hand. “The contenders for Track and Field Club of the Year are (drum roll please): Edinburgh AC, Aberdeen AC, Victoria Park Glasgow AC and Giffnock North AC”. To our genuine surprise and delight, Jake announced Giffnock as the winner. This a tremendous achievement made possible by every single Giffnock athlete, across every single age group, who set foot on a track, throwing pit or jump runway and the coaches, officials, volunteers and family who helped them get there. Congratulations to our fellow contenders

Billy Glasgow, Club CHAIRMAN had the honour of receiving the award on behalf of the club.

Track and Field Club Award criteria:This Award recognises a club that has shown development in track and field; meets the needs of all athletes at every age and stage of their development; has performed well across the year and has shown a strong improvement in performances; and demonstrates an innovative approach to competition, supporting its athletes in gaining experience in track and field athletics.

If you would like to see more details, click here for Scottish Athletics report on the club awards and here for athlete Awards.

Thanks to Gerry Duggan for compiling this report of our successful night at the Awards.