SCOTTISH GYMNASTICS BI-ANNUAL AWARDS
The Cladhan Hotel in Falkirk was the venue for the 2009/2010 bi-annual awards ceremony. The event was attended by 173 gymnasts, coaches, judges officials and parents. The awards were presented by Lynn Milne President of Scottish Gymnastics, Paul Prendergast CEO of Milano, Caitriona O'Shea CEO Scottish Gymnastics and John Morrison Vice President of Scottish Gymnastics.
It was another opportunity to award our national champions, Commonwealth Games gymnasts and officials and those unsung people without whom our sport could not survive.
The award winners were as follows.
WA Junior Gymnast of the year 2009 - Kirsty Campbell
Rhythmic Junior Gymnast of the year 2009 - Amy Stewart
WA Senior Gymnast of the year 2009 - Jordon Lipton
MA Senior Gymnast of the year 2009 - Daniel Keating
Rhythmic Senior Gymnast of the year 2009 - Vikki Clow
MA coach of the year 2009 - Paul Hall
Teamgym of the year 2009 - Midlothian Teamgym
Heidi Maguire, Emma Edwards, Kirsty Hogg, Tracey Laing, Sam Langstaff, Lisa Aytoun, Laura Campbell, Kerstin McKelvie, Kendal Smith, Julie Deans, Lesley Hay, Shona Neal, Leanne Dixon, Mairi McGinley.
Scottish Teamgym coach 2010 - Margaret Kerr
SCHOOL TEAM 2009 PRIMARY LEVEL 1 GYLEMUIR
Hannah Lewis, Eilidh Farquhar, Nadia Lamb, Eva Lamont
SCHOOL TEAM 2009 PRIMARY LEVEL 2 GYLEMUIR
Lucy Orr, Jemma Knight, Amy Orr, Chloe Peutherer
SCHOOL TEAM SECONDARY LEVEL 1 BALWEARIE HIGH
Hannah McKenzie, Robyn Biggar, Ruth Shields, Evelyn Woodburn
SCHOOL TEAM SECONDARY LEVEL 2 CRAIGMOUNT HIGH
Robyn Wilson, Lucy Belcher, Nicola Hogg, Rebecca McLean
SCHOOL TEAM SECONDARY LEVEL 3 CRAIGMOUNT HIGH
Louise Murray, Simone Ballantyne, Hannah Deans, Katrina Allan
BRITISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONS U13S CRAIGMOUNT HIGH
Kim Masterton, Robyn Wilson, Louise Murray, Simone Ballantyne, Katharine Myles
BRITISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONS U19S CRAIGMOUNT HIGH
Rebecca McLean, Nicola Hogg, Lucy Belcher, Hannah Deans, Katrina Allan, Erin Thomson
Scottish Schools Coach of the year 2009 - Judith Knight
WA Junior Gymnast of the Year 2010 - Kirsty Campbell
MA Junior Gymnasts of the year 2010 - Thomas Cameron
Rhythmic Junior Gymnast of the year 2010 - Amy Stewart
Trampoline Junior Gymnast of the year 2010 - Pamela Clark
MA Senior Gymnast of the year 2010 - Daniel Purvis
WA Senior Gymnast of the year 2010 - Amy Regan
Trampoline Senior Gymnast of the year 2010 - Ben Searle
Rhythmic Senior Gymnast of the year 2010 - Vikki Clow
MA Coach of the year 2010 - Jeff Brooks
Trampoline Coach of the year 2010 - Lauren Jeffrey
General Gymnastics Team of the year 2010 - Falkirk Infinity
Hannah McNeil, Jenny Matthews, Leigh Wright, Laura Forrester, Sophie Wallace, Emerald Jeffrey,
Ailsa Williamson, Hayley Towns, Ashley Meikle, Lisa Rushford, and Coach Norma Moffat
Rhythmic Gymnastics Celtic Cup Team 2010
Vikki Clow, Amy Stewart, Lauren Brash
Teamgym of the Year 2010 - Midlothian Teamgym
Heidi Maguire, Emma Edwards, Kirsty Hogg, Tracey Laing, Sam Langstaff, Lisa Aytoun, Laura Campbell, Kerstin McKelvie, Kendal Smith, Julie Deans, Lesley Hay, Shona Neal, Leanne Dixon, Mairi McGinley, and coach Margaret Kerr
SCHOOL TEAM 2010 PRIMARY LEVEL 1 - MOUNTFLEURIE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Ashley Cameron, Alexandria Simpson, Amber Strachan, Robyn McIvor
SCHOOL TEAM 2010 PRIMARY LEVEL 2 - GYLEMUIR PRIMARY SCHOOL
Eva Lamont, Jemma Knight, Holly Strachan, Sarah Wallis
SCHOOL TEAM 2010 PRIMARY LEVEL 3 - GYLEMUIR PRIMARY SCHOOL
Lucy Orr, Chloe Peutherer, Amy Orr, Isla Mackie
SCHOOL TEAM 2010 SECONDARY LEVEL 1 - CRAIGMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL
Natasha Adam, Joanna McCloskey, Ashley Innes, Francesca Falcone
SCHOOL TEAM 2010 SECONDARY LEVEL 2 - JAMES YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL
Hayley Miller, Calum Gibb, Jessica Pace, Megan Payne
SCHOOL TEAM 2010 BRITISH SCHOOLS U11 – GYLEMUIR PRIMARY SCHOOL
Holly Strachan, Amy Orr, Chloe Peutherer, Isla Mackie, Lucy Orr
SCHOOL TEAM 2010 BRITISH SCHOOLS U19 - CRAIGMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL
Kim Masterton, Robyn Wilson, Katherine Miles, Simone Ballantyne, Hannah Deans, Rebecca McLean
SCHOOL TEAM 2010 BRITISH FINALISTS U16 - CRAIGMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL
Ashleigh Innes, Erin Thomson, Lucy Belcher, Katherine Miles, Simone Ballantyne,
SCHOOL TEAM 2010 SCOTTISH FLOOR AND VAULT SECONDARY LEVEL 3 - CRAIGMOUNT HIGH
Simone Ballantyne, Katherine Miles, Rebecca McLean, Hannah Deans
Schools Coach of the year 2010 - Emily Turnbull
Appreciation of Service - Child Protection Co-ordinators
Jean Bruce, Patricia McAdam, Aitken Swan, Dorothy Dornan, Tracy Black
Appreciation of Service Commonwealth Games 2010 Judges
Andrew Webb – MAG, Tommy McGill – MAG, Claire McAneny – MAG, Pauline Smith - WAG
Kirsty Sime – WAG, Marie Heath – WAG, Judy Warrack – RG
Commonwealth Games Team 2010
Jordan Lipton – WAG, Tori Simpson – WAG, Emma White – WAG, Amy Regan – WAG,
Ryan McKee – MAG, Victoria Clow – RG
Special Award in recognition of clubs 40th Anniversary
Meadowbank Gymnastics Club
Service to Gymnastics Awards
John founded East Kilbride Trampoline Club 35 years ago, leading the club to Scottish and International success. John has lead East Kilbride TC to success at World Championships alongside European competitions internationally; not forgetting being the leading club in Scotland with several gymnasts winning medals at British Championships. Though John has now retired officially, he remains involved in the sport, judging at SG competitions. He is an expert in his field and a great ambassador for our sport.
Jim has year on year volunteered his services as MC for the Schools Gymfest. He is the glue that holds the festival together and the gymnasts now know him well and look forward to seeing The Flying Scotsman do his flips and somersaults.
He compares these events with great banter and is totally at ease no matter what happens. He has also helped the organisers/volunteers become more technically aware providing them with the required communications equipment to help with the smooth running of the events. He checks the sound equipment and is always available for pre-event planning etc. The Schools Panel are grateful for all that Jim does and Schools Gymfest would not be the slick, fun-filled event it is today without his valued input.
Pamela is involved in delivering gymnastics classes within schools. She works hard to ensure opportunities exist for children to take part in gymnastics no matter what their background and skill level is. She set up and runs her own gymnastics club – Salto GC – and is also a volunteer coach at another club. Pam not only coaches in Dundee but regularly travels to Aberdeen to work with High Performance coaches in order to improve her qualifications and further her knowledge of the sport. Pam’s face is often seen on judging panels at both Men’s and Women’s Artistic competitions as she is an MA and WA Club Judge who readily gives up her free time in service to the sport. She has worked tirelessly over the last 2 years to build up her own club – Salto – which now trains gymnasts 5 days a week in MA, WA, Pre-school and Trampolining, thus allowing children from the age of 3 through to adult, to become involved in gymnastics. Pam’s hard work, dedication and passion for gymnastics is why her club is such a success today. She is always looked upon as a fantastic coach and mentor by children and parents alike.
Avril has been involved in gymnastics since 1984 when she was a parent helper. In 1989 Avril and Pauline Smith created a new gymnastics club in Edinburgh called Gracemount Ibex GC. When Pauline moved away, Avril, along with her daughter, took over as coaches and have run the club ever since. Avril’s love of gymnastics and of her gymnasts, have always come first; her commitment and generosity to the club has been outstanding. Avril truly epitomises all that is required to be a success in any sport at grass roots level. Her dedication to WA gymnastics, her commitment to the club and the warmth and generosity she has shown to the many hundreds of gymnasts who have passed through the club over the past 3 decades is truly exceptional. Another achievement of Avril is the number of gymnasts she has met who have gone on to become qualified coaches through the mentoring, guidance and support from her. She has encouraged and promoted the sport in this way and is a real ambassador for gymnastics. Avril has never sought or expected recognition in any form from the countless gymnasts, parents or fellow coaches she has dealt with over the years. She is retiring in the summer and this is a fitting award in recognition of her unstinting loyalty to her club; the support she gave to her gymnasts and to the sport of gymnastics in general.
Over the past 25 years Mark has very successfully developed the sport of trampolining from scratch into one of the most successful sports in the Isles. In 1985 he set up the Clickimin Trampoline Club and then the Shetland Trampoline Club. Mark holds the position of Chairman of the Shetland TC as well as Level 4 Coach where some 100 children attend classes every week. In 2008 Mark lead a team of 6 coaches to Zambia for a 6 week period to introduce the sport of gymnastics to children and teachers in schools in Livingstone. This was sanctioned by Scottish Gymnastics and was entitled the “Shetland to Zambia Gym Project”. Over the past 25 years Mark has given of his own time to travel to the Scottish mainland to take part in regular trampolining competitions. He has also arranged many trampolining coaching courses with Scottish Gymnastics for new coaches to be trained to ensure the sport continues in the Islands after his retirement.
The Alex Strachan Memorial Trophy
This was awarded to our current WA Senior Champion who also had an excellent Commonwealth Games in 2010
The President decided that her award this year would go to a man who has been our major sponsor for the last 10 years and who always supports our events, CEO of Milano, Paul Pendergast.
Honorary membership was awarded to a man who has gave of his valuable time over many years to ensure we had the best possible legal advice. He also has been a supporter of many of our events over many years, Ron Ashton.
Honorary membership was also awarded to a lady who has been behind the stage for 4 presidents over the last 25 years. She has organised these award ceremonies for many years and is always present at major events arranging the medal presentations and looking after the VIPs, Jean Callahan
Honorary Life Membership
Beth has officiated as a judge at WA competitions for over 25 years. During that time she has been a fair, regular and reliable member of Judging Panels at all levels from Beginner Floor and Vault to Scottish Championships. Beth has also supported other gymnastic disciplines as a coach and judge such as TeamGym, Schools, Disabilities and Formers. For more than 25 years Beth has quietly and reliably been of huge support to many aspects of gymnastics in Scotland. Her technical knowledge, both as a judge and coach, has always been impressive. She strives for perfection in everything she does, whether it is displays, schools coaching and judging. Beth’s professionalism makes her a fantastic ambassador for gymnastics in Scotland and deserves this recognition from her peers.
Vote of Thanks
Jim Gourlay proposed a vote of thanks to the Cladhan Hotel, Scottish Gymnastics, our sponsor Milano, the award winners, Jean and Robert Callahan and Christine Davies for organising the 2009/2010 Awards evening.
To view a selection of photos from the night click here.