Tennis Scotland Awards 2011
Tennis Scotland’s premier junior award, the Tennis Scotland Junior Player of
the Year, was won by Glasgow’s Anna Brogan. Anna had a truly outstanding season, winning the AEGON British Junior National Championships (14-and-under), the Scottish Junior Open Championships (18-and-under) and the Tennis Europe Young Champions Cup in Hasselt, Belgium. Anna also helped Scotland secure the Home Nations match in Dublin, winning 3 out of her 4 rubbers. She was a finalist in the Evening Times Young Sports Person of the Year.
The Dr R L Allan Memorial trophy was awarded to Maia Lumsden, a Bearsden 14 year old. Maia won the 14-and-under AEGON Clay Court Championships and represented Great Britain in the Tennis Europe Winter and Summer Cups. Maia was undefeated representing Scotland at the Home Nations Championships in Dublin in September 2011. Maia has enjoyed a successful start to 2012, winning the prestigious AEGON Junior International Teen Tennis title in Bolton in January.
14-year-old Ross-Tiree Wilson from Largs was presented with the Wilkinson
Sword trophy in recognition of a promising 12 months which saw him capture the 14-and-under AEGON Clay Court Championship title in Queenswood. Ross-Tiree also won all of his singles rubbers against Sweden, Croatia and the Netherlands whilst representing Great Britain at the Tennis Europe Summer Cup.
Anna Brogan, Maia Lumsden and Ross-Tiree Wilson are all currently receiving
financial support through Scottish Sports Aid, along with several other of
Scotland’s most promising young tennis players.
Scottish Sports Aid Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award 2011
Scottish Sports Aid congratulate Sean Redmond, a 16 year old sprint kayaker from Linlithgow, who was presented with the award of the Junior Sportsperson of the Year at the Commonwealth Games Dinner held in Glasgow on Saturday 29 October 2011. Sean had a great season, culminating with him winning five gold and one silver medals at the British Sprint Kayak Championships in Nottingham in September. Two of these gold medals were in individual events, the 500m and the 1000m. Sean was the only Scot to win an individual gold medal at these championships.
Sean was chosen from the following five sports stars who were each selected as the Scottish Sports Aid Merit Award Winners for 2011, due to their outstanding results during the year. The Merit Award Winners were:-
Craig Benson, swimmer
Sean Redmond, sprint kayaker
Kimberley Reed, athletics (hammer thrower)
Grant Sheldon, triathlete
Colette Will, weightlifter
Stunning success for Jonathon Mackie at the Special Olympics
Congratulations to Jonathan Mackie, the 28 year old disability gymnast from East Kilbride who was the star of the GB team at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, with a haul of 6 gold and one silver medals.
Jonathan is currently in receipt of an annual Bursary from Scottish Sports Aid, funded by Scottish Sports Aid's largest and longest-standing sponsor, The Robertson Scholarship Trust, who are based in Glasgow, after having been nominated to Scottish Sports Aid by Scottish Disability Sport.
SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – inspiring a generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”
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