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LIVE: Scottish Women in Sport Awards 2017!

by Craig Wright

23.07: For now though, we shall take our leave of you… Thanks very much for joining us here on the live blog, and we’ll see you soon!

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23.06: That’s that then! Congratulations to all the award winners from this evening – well deserved, every one!

23.04: Kinghorn is understandably proud to win the award, and sets her sights on conquering the marathon at Gold Coast 2018.

23.03: The double world champion edges out Katie Archibald and Stirling alumna Catriona Matthew for the prize.

23.02: And the winner is… Sammi Kinghorn!1510354911948-2139386638.jpg

23.00: Which means we have just one award to go – the big one… It’s Scottish Sportswoman of the Year.

22.59: It’s time for our penultimate award of the night, and it goes to Erin Wallace – the athlete claiming the Young Athlete of the Year prize!

22.58: We survived. Just.

22.53: A bidding war has erupted at the two tables nearest us. We’re caught in the crossfire. If there’s a disruption on this blog, you know why…

22.46: We’ve now progressed to the auction. Cue all of the Brig team putting their hands deeply in their pockets. Not to pay for anything, to ensure that we don’t accidentally buy something we can’t afford…

22.45: Great speech from Hutton. Truly a terrific speaker.

22.35: Hutton speaks candidly about balancing her incredible feats with standard day-to-day family life, going from raising a laugh to tear-jerking with ease.received_1523837587698831.jpeg

22.33: Corinne Hutton has packed a lot into her life so far. Amongst a long list of achievements, she became the first quadruple amputee to climb Everest, and receives a rousing reception as she takes to the stage.

22.31: Quiz shenanigans over (with the Stirling media team clearly having dominated), it’s time for tonight’s keynote interview.

22.23: Time for another break, in which time this evening’s guests will fight it out for quiz glory. Not saying they’re lucky we’re not taking part, but let’s just say they’d be fighting for second place…1510352605538-1753435900.jpg

22.19: It’s Scotland’s under-21 Netball team that take the award, following their appearance at the World Cup in Botswana earlier this year.

22.18:Next up – Team of the Year. Expected to be a highly competitive one, this one…

22.17: Tina Gordon is awarded Coach of the Year for her work with Scottish wheelchair basketball.

22.15: Official of the Year goes to Barbara Morgan from Scottish Hockey

22.13: Back to the awards!

22.12: Earlier however, guess who stopped off to talk to Brig? Only double world champion Sammi Kinghorn…IMG_2249

22.05: And now, a word from our sponsors… Phyllis McLeish of QTS takes the stage.

22.03: Jayne Nisbet is next up on stage, collecting the Frame Role Model of the Year prize. The Glasgow 2014 athlete has penned a book on how to deal with eating disorders as an athlete.

21.59: Next up – joy for Sirens Netball, who have taken the award for campaign of the year for “Changing the Game”.

21.57: The awards are underway – first up, congratulations to Clare Bath who has taken home the SWiS Champion award!received_10210738734090796.jpeg

21.41: The bar queue is non-existent. That either means that awards are about to begin, or its a temptation for student journalists everywhere…1510350113922-1114586825.jpg

21.19: Teas and coffees are being served. Hopefully not too long until our first award of the night…

21.02: Meanwhile, our team are refuelling. Sadly no sign of soup etc., but crisps and chocolate are disappearing at a fast rate…

20.55: Got any thoughts or comments? Tweet us @Brignewspaper, or comment on the Brig and Brig Sport Facebook pages.

20.45: Scotland women’s football – Becoming the first Scottish football side to appear at a major championships since 1998, the Scotland women’s football team represented their nation with pride at Euro 2017. Now headed by former Stirling University FC head coach Shelley Kerr, hopes are high their good form will continue.

20.31: Sammi Kinghorn – The 21-year-old Para-Athlete has enjoyed some of the biggest successes by any Scottish athlete in 2017. Two gold medals at London 2017 and some of the best times of her career to date makes her a strong contender for the overall top prize…

20.19: Sirens Netball – Its been an historic season for Scotland’s first ever professional netball team. Founded ahead of the 2017 season, the team – featuring the university’s own Lauren Tait – finished sixth in their debut campaign, and won the hearts and minds of Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.

20.17: With the guests tucking into their dinner, let’s look at some of the potential winners on show this evening…

20.04: As promised, here is a special Brig Bleeds Green!

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19.53: In the meantime, feel like bidding on the silent auction tonight?…1510343654321-1778759433.jpg

19.44: There will be a special Brig Bleeds Green at 8pm – tune in to the Brig Sport Facebook page for that!

19.38: The nominees are in for dinner, but just beforehand Shannon Scovel – alongside our colleagues at UWS – spoke to Aileen Campbell MSP: IMG_20171110_191805.jpg

19.25: So the venue is looking pretty fancy…IMG_20171110_191025.jpg

19.06: The pre-dinner schmoozing is well underway, and your sports team is right in the middle of it…IMG_20171110_190525.jpg

18.58: Shelley Kerr, the head coach for Scotland women’s football, is looking forward to the night. The former Stirling University FC head coach said she was enjoying hearing about the inspirational stories from the nominees this evening.IMG_2219.jpg

18.49:Our first guest of the evening – it’s Bonnie, the Glasgow 2018 mascot! Look how happy we are…IMG_20171110_184500.jpg

18.40: We’re at the GoGlasgow Urban Hotel in Glasgow this evening, where the crème de la crème of womens sport will be celebrated.

18.30: Hello and welcome to Brig’s live coverage of the 2017 Scottish Women in Sport Awards!

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