The bar has been raised once again as the Team Scotland Stars awards enter their second month with dozens of nominations from the Scottish sporting community. Four individuals and four organisations making an amazing contribution to raising funds, helping local communities and encouraging us all to stay active have been named as finalists for July and are now looking for your vote.
Our expert judging panel of former First Minister for Scotland Jack McConnell, Paralympic, World and Commonwealth champion cyclist Neil Fachie and Team Scotland Youth Trust Board Director, Ryan Carenduff had the difficult task of narrowing it down to just four in each of the two categories to go forward to the public vote.The overall winners will be revealed after voting closes on Friday 31 July.
From an impressive list of deserving nominations, Thomas Davidson from Cartha Queen’s Rugby Club, Richard Brickley from Disability Sport Fife, cyclist Mark McGuire and Team Scotland swimmer Hannah Miley are our individual finalists.
The Group/Organisation category was equally hotly contested with Edinburgh Athletics Club, Stenhousemuir Football Club, Greenock Boxing Club and West Lothian Gymnastics Club standing out for their commitment to improving their communities’ physical and mental health and making a difference through fundraising.
With the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic meaning that life is very different for all of us, Team Scotland Stars is a monthly award to recognise those going above and beyond to help others through these difficult times.
The public vote for our July Team Scotland Stars will remain open until 23.59 on Friday 31 July. We look forward to presenting our winners with a digital award and, when it becomes possible for groups of people to come together, to welcoming them to a Team Scotland event where they can be presented with a physical prize and receive the recognition they deserve.