Stirling stars honoured at Scottish Student Sport Awards

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The University of Stirling netted a hat-trick at the Scottish Student Sport Awards, winning three honours at the annual event.

The Men’s First Football Team took the headlines by winning two awards. Chris Geddes won Coach of the Year for the second successive season, whilst the team won Team of the Year.

Chris Geddes with his second successive Coach of the Year award. Image Credit: Scottish Student Sport

The awards are a testament to the excellent work both the team and Geddes have put in this season. The team was able to win three trophies, alongside a historic Scottish Cup fourth-round clash with Dundee United.

James Falls, a Stirling student and rugby player, also came away with an award. Falls won Volunteer of the Year for his outstanding work as an ambassador for testicular cancer charity, The Oddballs Foundation.

James Falls celebrates winning Volunteer of the Year. Image Credit: Scottish Student Sport

Awards a proud achievement for the University

Cathy Gallagher, Executive Director for Sport at the University, said: “I am (also) absolutely delighted for James – who is playing a vital role in encouraging men here at the University, and in the local area, to get checked for signs of testicular cancer. James’ dedication is to be admired and he is absolutely deserving of this award.”

Gallagher continued: “The University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence – and James, Chris and the football team live our values day in, day out, and we’re incredibly proud of all they’ve achieved.”

Stirling represented in three other categories at the awards evening. The Women’s Rugby Club was unfortunate not to be crowned club of the year. The club had a successful campaign, winning the Scottish Conference Cup and the BUCS Scottish tier two league.

There was also representation in the individual awards, with golfer Lorna McClymont and cricketer Brandon McMullen missing out on the Female and Male Athlete of the Year accolades.

Featured Image Credit: Scottish Student Sport

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