Commonwealth Games Scotland has today (11 October) announced the shortlist for the 2011 Lonsdale Trophy, celebrating Scotland’s Sportsperson of the Year.
2010 Lonsdale Trophy winner Hannah Miley, has been nominated following another fantastic year, which included a silver medal at the world championships in Shanghai. Badminton’s Imogen Bankier has also been nominated, having won a mixed-doubles silver medal at the 2011 World Championships, with partner Chris Adcock. Completing the shortlist is cyclist, John Paul, who topped off a great year by winning the World Junior Sprint title in August to follow up wins at the British and European Championships.
Announcing the nominees, Commonwealth Games Scotland Chairman Michael Cavanagh said: “2011 has been another hugely successful year for Scottish athletes, and the quality of the nominations we have for the Lonsdale Trophy is testament to that. It certainly wasn’t easy selecting the shortlist, but we have chosen three athletes who have truly excelled on the world stage over the past 12 months. We’ll now all look forward to the end of the month, when the winner will be announced at our annual celebration of Scottish sport; the Commonwealth Games Dinner.”
The winner of the 2011 award will be announced at the annual Commonwealth Games Dinner, to be held in partnership with Glasgow 2014 at the Radisson Blu hotel, Glasgow on October 29. The dinner will highlight the achievements of our Youth Team and it will be an occasion to congratulate them as they aspire to 2014 and beyond.
The last remaining tickets for the dinner are available from the Commonwealth Games Scotland office on 01786 466480.