The Scottish public have come out in force to help finalise the shortlists for the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards 2017 and, as voting enters the final day, now is the time to make sure your choice gets the recognition they deserve.
Thousands have already cast their vote in a poll on Facebook, run by Team Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Sun, to find the nation’s top performers as we look for our Male Athlete, Female Athlete, Para-Sport Athlete, Young Athlete and Team of the Year.
In addition to voting from a list of suggestions, there has also been a flood of nominations for other outstanding performances by Scottish athletes, clubs and teams in what has been a truly great year for Scottish sport.
If you haven’t already voted, time is running out! Make sure you nominate by 23:59 on Monday 14 August and help us find Scotland’s top sporting performers of the year!
Cast your vote in each category, or tell us about your own suggestion at:
Male Athlete of the Year: www.tinyurl.com/TeamScotAwardsMale
Female Athlete of the Year: www.tinyurl.com/TeamScotAwardsFemale
Para-Sport Athlete of the Year: www.tinyurl.com/TeamScotAwardsPara
Team of the Year: www.tinyurl.com/TeamScotAwardsTeam
Young Athlete of the Year: www.tinyurl.com/TeamScotAwardsYoung
We are also seeking nominations for Coach of the Year which can be submitted by downloading the form on our Awards Nominations page. Nominations for all categories can also be submitted in this way.
Once voting closes at 23:59 on Monday 14 August, the top nominations will be passed to our expert judging panel and up to three finalists in each category will be short-listed and invited as guests of Team Scotland to the Awards – a star-studded celebration of Scottish sport on Thursday 21 September, 2017.
Help us to fly the flag for Scotland as we celebrate our country’s greatest sporting achievements over the last 12 months, with funds being raised to help the Scottish Commonwealth Games Youth Trust support our athletes of the future.
The centrepiece of the evening will be an in-depth interview with Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, rower, Dame Katherine Grainger DBE, as we explore some of the challenges facing Scottish sport. BBC Sport, presenter Hazel Irvine will tease out the issues and highlight the important contribution sport makes to all our lives.
Last year’s event reached full capacity and tickets are selling fast for 2017. The impressive, world-class facilities at EICC will, once again, host this special evening of sporting celebrations, drinks reception, dinner and entertainment. Book now to ensure you are part of the celebrations.