Glasgow’s Sport Awards 2022 winners unveiled

Glasgow’s Sport Awards 2022 winners unveiled

Glasgow’s Sport Awards 2022 have celebrated the city’s and Scotland’s sporting heroes during a special ceremony at the Emirates Arena. 

The awards honour athletes, clubs, coaches, schools and volunteers for the impact they have made on sport, physical activity and well-being in the city. 

Led by Glasgow Life, the charity which delivers culture and sport in Glasgow, the event on Monday 28 November recognised and rewarded all aspects of sport in the city, from inspirational grassroots volunteers and school programmes to professional clubs and elite-level track stars. 

With Glasgow named European Capital of Sport 2023 – becoming the first city to win the title twice, 20 years after first achieving the feat – the ceremony also looked to the future, as councillors and event partners welcomed Association of Chief Executives for Sport representatives to celebrate the part sport has played, and will continue to play, in the city's development and success. 

A European Capital of Sport Fund has opened to support communities across Glasgow to celebrate sport and increase the opportunities for people to enjoy the benefits of participating in sport and physical activity, regardless of background or ability. 

The first phase, offering £70,000 of funding spread across 23 Glasgow wards, will remain open until 12 December. Organisations can apply for £750 to support projects which enable people to get active through sport and physical activity. Applications can be submitted via the European Capital of Sport Fund webpage

Bailie Annette Christie, Chair of Glasgow Life and Convenor for Culture, Sport and International Relations, said:

The past year has been another significant chapter in Glasgow’s storied history of sporting success, and Glasgow’s Sport Awards presented an opportunity to highlight and applaud numerous local, national and international achievements.

Glasgow proudly hosted a series of international events in 2022, including the Dynamic New Athletics indoor event, the Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup and the Davis Cup, once again demonstrating its credentials as a world-class sporting city.

As well as staging high-profile competitions, our city has harnessed the power of sport to bounce back from the effects of the pandemic. The last year has seen 2.8 million people use Glasgow’s sport venues and outdoor facilities, while a 21-strong network of Community Sports Hubs across the city provided opportunities for more than 12,000 people to get active.

As well as recognising the success of elite athletes, the award categories also reflected the scale of achievements of clubs, coaches, schools, teams and volunteers. 

Bailie Christie said:

As our city prepares to take on the mantle of European Capital of Sport 2023, these awards demonstrate the breadth and depth of sporting talent which exists throughout Glasgow, from grassroots level right the way up to professional athletes. I would like to praise the ongoing efforts of all the coaches, volunteers and club members whose dedication ensures Glasgow has the foundations to build from and and the capacity to further strengthen its status as a city of sporting excellence.

Full list of winners: 

Glasgow Disabled Athlete of the Year 2022: Gordon Reid 

Glasgow Service to Sport – Lifetime Achievement 2022: Willie Cameron 

Glasgow Club of the Year 2022: Pollok United SCIO 

Glasgow Young Sportsperson of the Year 2022: Katie Shanahan 

Glasgow School Sports Awards 2022: Primary: Camstradden, Darnley, St Paul’s and Thorntree 

Secondary: Hillpark, Hyndland and Whitehill 

Glasgow Young Volunteer of the Year 2022: Erin Stewart 

Glasgow Coach of the Year 2022: Andy Young 

Glasgow Volunteer of the Year 2022: Sarah Howitt 

Glasgow Community Project of the Year 2022: Firhill Youth Project and Community Sports Hub 

Glasgow Lord Provost Award 2022: Sarah Howitt 

Glasgow Sportsperson of the Year 2022: Laura Muir