Callum Hawkins was our star presenter at the Club Main Awards Night on Saturday 2nd December at the Carmichael Hall.
Callum lives up totally to his reputation as a great guy. He graciously presented all the awards, cups, trophies, certificates and generously posed for photos all night with the athletes, coaches, fans, and parents. He gave us all an inkling of his route to success in his Q&A session with Dudley Walker which preceded the presentation. Even the friendly rivalry between Kilbarchan and his Giffnock peers was highlighted. Callum advised that he “wasn’t even that good as a youngster”. That sounds hard to believe but is exactly the inspiration needed for young athletes to find the motivation, commitment and dedication which lies behind his success. What a role model he provides for all the athletes in the club and across the country. Down to earth, approachable and modest despite his tremendous achievements and his status in athletics.
Good luck wishes will follow him from Giffnock in all his endeavours.
Great dancing was enjoyed by all present with some new moves being learned and, as they say, executed with panache.
Grateful thanks to Dawn Armitt for organising the function, the great band and buffet, Irene Zingone and Claire McInnes for help with the Trophies, Dudley Walker for excellent MC duties as ever, Billy Glasgow our Club Chairman, Andy Munro for IT input, Graham Dunn for the photos on the night and the production of the plethora of National Title Certificates achieved in 2017 , the athletes for their performances all year and to the parents and supporters for their role behind the scenes in encouraging our members to give of their best to the club in reaching the success we have enjoyed in yet another great year for Giffnock.
Below a list of the main award winners:
Senior Club Endurance Championship
|Senior Ladies||1st – Jill Smylie|
|Senior Men||1st – Andrew Bonner, 2nd – Jason Steele, 3rd – Ted Gourley|
|Vet. Ladies||1st – Sarah Smith|
|Vet. Men||1st – Scott Wilson|
|Super Vet. Men||1st – Michael Hampson|
|Senior Male Athlete of the Year||David Smith|
|Senior Female Athlete of the Year||Nikki Manson|
|u23 Male Athlete of the Year||Neil Gourley|
|u20 Female Athlete of the Year||Erin Wallace|
|u2o Male Athlete of the Year||Chris Mackay|
|Currie Cup||Most contribution to the club||Sheila Lewis|
|Pat Brennan Shield||Loyalty/sportsmanship to the club||Bernie Campbell|
|Cooper Cup||1st Female home in the GSR||Allie Chong|
|Neil Martin Trophy||1st Male home in the GSR||Andrew Bonner|
|Presidents Shield||Consistent high level of performance||Jill Smylie|
|Athletes of the Year||Alyson Bell, Heather Barnes & Murray Fotheringham|
|u17 Athletes of the Year||Heather Barnes , Adam Clayton & Hamish Armitt|
|u15 Athletes of the Year||Alyson Bell & Murray Fotheringham|
|u13 Athletes of the Year||Angelika Mayer & Daniel Martin|
|u11 Athletes of the Year||Erin McKay & Craig Shennan|
|Commitment Award||Jennifer Dallas|
|Best Sprint Perform.||Adam Clayton|
|Best Distance Perform.||Hamish Armitt|