All of us at Scottish Archery are absolutely ecstatic that we had 2 finalists in this years Scottish Women in Sport Awards. Normally this would mean an invite to an excellent awards night ceremony, but with the Covid situation this year the ceremony was held online.
Our two nominees need no introduction to the archery community. Firstly we have Moira Taylor nominated for volunteer of the year. Our second nomination was for Fiona Hirst in the Community Champion category. We are really really pleased to announce that Moira was victorious and now holds the prestigious title of SWIS Volunteer of the Year 2020.
Moira has carried out just about every position possible within the sport including club committee member, Director of Coaching, Coach Educator, she was even Olympic team manager in Atlanta and is a worthy inclusion in the Scottish Archery hall of fame. She was also a very accomplished archer, travelling the length and breadth of the country to compete.
Fiona is the current Northern Area President and it was all the good work she has carried out here that led to her being named as a finalist. Over the past few years Fiona has totally transformed the way the Area runs, from an initial meeting in Montrose with Scottish Archery staff things have progressed a long way. In particular the support provided to the clubs in the area during the pandemic has been really inspirational and things have never stood still. Fiona is also really passionate about progressing competitions in Scotland and sits on the Tournament Organisers group. Like Moira, Fiona is also a very accomplished archer and still competes regularly. If it was up to us Fiona would have won her category, but it wasn’t meant to be and a very worthy recipient from Jog Scotland won the category. This in no way diminishes the contribution and dedication Fiona shows to the sport.
Once again, a very well done to both.