Liz Taylor has been recognised for her work in junior golf after being shortlisted in the Scottish Women in Sport Awards 2015.
A previous winner of the RBS Volunteer of the Year award now has a chance to be crowned the SSE People’s Champion at a gala dinner at Hampden Park later this month.
This award is presented to person or group of people who in the opinion of the panel works tirelessly in the background to support Scottish women in sport, whether a parent, teacher, coach or mentor supporting an individual or a group.
Speaking about her nomination, Liz said: “It is fantastic to be nominated and recognised for the work. I’m so chuffed!
“It is not just about what we have achieved with children either, we’re getting women involved too. They’re seeing there’s more to golf than 18 holes, that they can come along for 9 or 12 holes, and then socialise afterwards.
“There’s a culture change in golf, and after taking a bit of a back seat for a few years behind other sports, it is now back in the mix with the work people have been putting in behind the scenes. The emphasis is definitely shifting, families are now getting involved, and we need to continue working and do more.”
The 2nd Scottish Women in Sport (SWiS) Gala Awards Dinner on Friday 20th November at Hampden Park, Glasgow is hosted by sports broadcaster Alison Walker, and will celebrate, recognise and reward the achievements of female athletes, support staff and volunteers with eight awards up for grabs.
For more information and tickets, visit scottishwomeninsport.co.uk or contact Maureen McGonigle, Scottish Women in Sport on firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck Liz!