Netball sucess at Glasgow Sports Council Awards

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Netball sucess at Glasgow Sports Council Awards

It was a successful night for netball with five Glasgow netballers being recognised for thier achievements
Congratulations to the following:

  • Sam Witheyman (Glasgow Flames) won the Outstanding Individual Performance award.
  • Lesley MacDonald (Scotstoun) was highly commended in the Outstanding Individual Performance Senior International Level.
  • Karen Thomson (GNA) was highly commended in the Senior Volunteer of the Year category. Pamela Craig (Harmony Row Netball Club) was highly commended in the Technical Official category.
  • Angela Kirkpatrick was highly commended in the Service to Sport category.

Netball Scotland Annual Awards
Glasgow netballers made their mark at the 4th Annual Netball Scotland Awards, The awards seen many Glasgow players gain awards for their hard work and commitment to the sport.

Congratulations to:

Claire Brownie (Broomhill & Scotstoun Netball Club) won Junior Coach of the Year.  Claire has been at the forefront of the development of Broomhill netball club and as a result, the club is now becoming one of the best in the country. She is an inspiration to young players and coaches alike.

Claire also won the Commonwealth Games 2014 Outstanding Performance Award based on merit, endurance, resilience, tenacity but most of all, Overall Performance during the Games. 

Tracey Lamb (Scotstoun Netball Club) won Netball Scotland Umpire of the Year. She is a fully qualified A umpire and has impressive credentials having umpired at Netball Europe, World Club Championships, Premier League, District & National standard competitions.

Karen McElveen (Glasgow South Saltires Netball Club) won the Moira Ord Volunteer of the Year Award. Karen has selflessly given her time, energy, knowledge and experience to the Scottish Thistles as their Team Manager, navigating them through many internationals, both home and away.  Her skill has been demonstrated yet again this year at the Commonwealth Games when she seamlessly led the Team Scotland netball squad through their first multi-sport event without any hitches.
Rebecca Edgar (Scotstoun Netball Club) won U17 National Player of the Year. Rebecca was one of the most influential players of the National U17 squad playing in all U17 Netball Europe matches. Teammates could always rely on her to give 150%.  These attributes also saw her being called up to play for the National U19s at the Netball Europe competition.

Karin Connell (Scotstoun Netball Club) won the Mary Biggins International Player of the Year award. Commitment, heart, drive and soul are what Karin gives every single day of season. It is for this reason that she has been chosen by her own squad as their player’s player of the year.  Karin was also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for her astonishing International career. She gained an impressive 101 caps for her country during the Commonwealth Games. She is an inspirational player and role model.   

Hayley Mulheron (Scotstoun Netball Club) received recognition of her 75 international caps.  At this year’s awards she was publicly recognised for her outstanding contribution to the game in recent years.

Lesley MacDonald, Scotstoun Netball Club and Glasgow Sport Netball Development Officer has represented her country since 1999 finishing her career at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with 127 caps - the most capped player to date for the Scottish Thistles. A creative and charismatic player, an inspirational leader and role model, she has not only been the ‘face’ of our sport in recent years, but she also helped to put netball on the map in the run up to, and during, the Commonwealth Games.

As Lesley retires from her international playing career, she continues to coach our future Scottish Thistles at international level.  Above all this she continues to coach her club, Scotstoun Netball Club which she has helped develop into one of the most successful netball clubs in Scotland.

Lesley was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Netball Scotland awards!

Well done to all other Glasgow netballers that were shortlisted as finalists in various other award categories: -
  •  Agnes O’Brien Senior Coach of the Year – Sharyn Lyon (Glasgow South Saltires) & Moira Ord (Glasgow Flames)
  • School Team of the Year – All Saints Secondary School, Glasgow
  • Umpire of the Year – Lyndsay King & Pamela Craig
  • Junior Club of the Year – Broomhill Netball Club
  • Senior Club of the Year – Harmony Row & Glasgow South Saltires
Congratulations to all Glasgow netball players, coaches, volunteers and officials!
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