2021 Scottish Gymnastics Recognition Award Winners
Our annual awards celebrate the people in our sport who make the gymnastics community what it is. The awards were held as a virtual showcase of the stories of the positive achievements made by the people you nominated and their clubs between 1 December 2020 and 31 October 2021.
We shared posts about our winners and those we’ve identified as highly commended on our social media channels throughout December 2021 so everyone can see the amazing work and achievements from across the country. We were thrilled with the number of nominations and therefore have more than one person celebrated in some categories. Feel free to take a look at the individual posts on our channels, and take a read through full list below.
Scottish Gymnastics CEO Doc McKelvey said: “Our members across the Scottish Gymnastics community have shown strength and resilience in responding to the challenges of the last year. They have worked to ensure our sport continued when gyms were closed, and helped it thrive when restrictions eased and full activities returned.
“We are delighted that GymData is sponsoring the #21Awards. GymData provide live scoring at our events and we appreciate Robert and his team’s support in celebrating the gymnastics community.”
GymData’s unique scoring system allows judges enter results electronically which makes them ideal for publishing and means spectators can view scores as they happen.
GymData’s founder and owner Robert Stockwell added: “We have supported the Scottish Gymnastics awards in previous years and we are delighted to be the #21Awards main sponsor. It is so important to recognise those who have not been daunted by the challenges of these times but continued to demonstrate their commitment and passion for the sport. Whilst everyone has missed live spectator events during the pandemic we remain optimistic for the future. Congratulations to all the winners.
We love to hear about gymnasts, coaches, judges, safeguarding officers, club officials, administrators, helpers, volunteers, clubs and all the people who make gymnastics activities and events possible.
A huge thank you to all those who submitted a nomination this year!
Recognising a gymnast, coach or judge who achieved success at British or international level this year and the work and dedication which led to their achievement.
> Winner: Morgan James (DMT)
> Highly Commended: Cameron Lynn (MAG)
> Highly Commended: Louise Christie (RHY)
Recognising a gymnast, coach or judge who showed commitment to their growth with their an unshakable commitment and drive to improve their learning and development.
> Winner: Dylan Campbell (TeamGym)
> Winner: Jemma Campbell (Acrobatic)
> Winner: Zara Leslie
> Highly Commended: Sheryl Hansen
Recognising people who went above and beyond in engaging participants in their club, and how they create a positive and fun environment for gymnasts to enjoy the sport.
> Winner: Angela Turner
> Highly Commended: Ellena Devitt
> Highly Commended: Erin Telford
Recognising people who went above and beyond in helping members’ mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic, such as coaches and safeguarding officers, who organised activities to help members when gyms were closed, or through their positive actions in keeping people safe and having fun in gymnastics.
> Winner: Nadia Ross
> Highly Commended: Charlotte Chambers
> Highly Commended: Emma Melville
Recognising people who went above and beyond in their voluntary role, such as working at events, fundraising, or being part of a club or technical committee. Our vital volunteer award is all about their commitment and the impact they have on the sport.
> Winner: Lynne Clark
> Highly Commended: Jayne Anderson
> Highly Commended: Maggie Bissett
Recognising clubs or or people who went above and beyond to help the wider community beyond their club. This award recognises their compassion, leadership or skills which make a positive impact on their community through fundraising for others or running Love to Move classes.
> Winner: Pagan Mitchell
Recognising significant success in clubs, for instance, moved to a new facility or made improvements, improved its organisation and structure, increased membership or shown a commitment to customer service or developing members.
> Winner: Ayrshire Gymnastics Club
> Highly Commended: East Kilbride Gymnastics Club
> Highly Commended: Flair Gymnastics Club
> Highly Commended: Kilmarnock Acrobatic Gymnastics Club