Get out the Glad Rags, step into something sparkly, tie those ties because ladies and sportspeople alike….

The annual Scottish Women in Sport Awards are back in person. Join us on 26th November for the 8th Awards at voco@Grand Central, Glasgow.

As the only Awards celebrating Scottish Women in Sport, we’re hosting a night of glamour, and pushing out all the stops to show our appreciation for the athletes, coaches, volunteers, media and teams who have brought success for women in sports across Scotland. The awards will celebrate those at both a local level, and those competing on the world stage.

Looking back Paisley Barbell Powerlifting Club, won the Community Club of the year in 2019. Mark started up the club in Paisley with the aim to support more people to participate in the sport of powerlifting, especially women: “To gain recognition for the performances of the members and the work behind the scenes at such a level and to also share the evening and hear all of the inspirational stories about those trying to support the growth of women’s sports,

“Gaining the award helped us to grow by recruiting new members and also sponsorships. Although this was hampered by the pandemic we are now very much back on an upward curve.”
Like many aspects in sports over the past 18 months, the 2020 awards were not able to happen in person, but that didn’t stop us. An award show over zoom… we made it happen. Just please, nobody come in the pyjama bottoms this year.  With guest interviews from Katherine Switzer and Sue Robertson, also a specially created video giving details on how to mix your own SW/S cocktail from Edrington Beam Suntory and a masterclass video giving instruction on cooking a three-course menu from The Corinthian, Glasgow, the night was extremely well received by all who joined us.
If you’re can’t contain your excitement already, check out last years awards, which you can watch in full.

This year there are 11 awards up for grabs:

  • Sportswomen of the Year
  • Para Athlete of the Year
  • SW/S Inspiration in Sport
  • sportScotland Young Sportswoman
  • UWS Team of the Year
  • Frame Coach/Manager of the Year
  • MG Alba Sporting Champion
  • specsavers Volunteer of the Year
  • Sport for Social Change
  • Active Scotland Media & Gender Equality
  • Tru-Wealth Pioneer in Sport

We are looking for individuals from all walks of sporting life to be nominated, so if you, or someone you know is deserving to have their name up there, then read more here about the awards and the nomination process and get nominating.  You can nominate once in every category..

Scottish Women in Sport is about celebrating the diversity and inclusivity within sport. Founder and CEO, Maureen McGonigle speaks about what the awards means to her: “It is important to celebrate the achievements of women in sport and those who work tirelessly in the background to ensure girls and woman have the best experience within their chosen sport, whether participating, officiating or supporting,

“Given the difficulties endured by all over the pandemic, the event this year takes on a stronger meaning. Bringing together, sponsors, athletes, supporters and media, as we present our eleven awards. We have witnessed some spectacular achievements by our Olympians and Paralympians in Tokyo this year, however we will also look at how lives can be changed through The Power of Sport and hear from our SW/S Inspiration in Sport winner.  It’s an emotional, inspirational, glamorous and fun night for all in attendance and I am so looking forward to it.”

The SW/S Awards aims to bring a diverse group of people together and over the past eight years we have presented awards to a wide range of sports and athletes.  Here is a list of all our previous Sportswomen of The Year.

2014                       Eilidh Doyle.

2015                       Danielle Joyce.

2016                       Katie Archibad.

2017                       Samantha Kinghorn.

2018                       Seonaid McIntosh.

2019                       Hannah Rankin.

2020                       Laura Muir.

Since we can all be there in person, we hope to see you, so if you would like to join us on the night, you can reserve a table for ten for £700.00 or purchase single tickets at a cost of £75.00 by emailing

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