Tonight, the Scottish Sports Community will come together to celebrate the best of Scottish Sport at the Scottish Sports Awards 2022. JudoScotland are pleased to share that our members are up for two awards!

Sarah Adlington – Female Athlete of the Year

Sarah has been shortlisted after she made history at Birmingham 2022 by becoming the first Scottish Judoka to claim two Commonwealth Games gold medals, successfully defending her +78kg title from Glasgow 2014. In 2022 she also claimed gold at the Winterthur Senior European Cup and Bronze at the Dubrovnik Senior European Cup.

Sarah has been shortlisted alongside Neah Evans (Cycling), Eilish McColgan (Athletics) and Laura Muir (Athletics). Making the top four female athletes of 2022 in Scotland is an incredible achievement, good luck Sarah!

Hamilton Judo Club – Club Sport Award

Hamilton Judo Club has made a shortlist of four Scottish sports clubs for their incredible work.

John D’Ambrosio from Hamilton Judo club commented; “Being nominated for this award gives all our coaches and volunteers a moral boost by highlighting their achievements to a wider audience. Accolades like this are also important for the parents and carers as it helps to reinforce the importance of sport in their child’s development. When we started the disability hub our main objective was to make the kids smile, a judo mat filled with laughter is what it is all about!”

Inclusion and accessibility is at the heart of Hamilton Judo club cover all bases when delivering sessions, so that all participants, both able-bodied and disabled, can take part in fun, engaging judo sessions together. With an understanding of the potential for sport and activity to improve people’s lives, they have strong links with schools, deliver Health and Wellbeing sessions for adults of all ages and fitness levels, provide clear pathways for members to transition from the Disability/ASN to the mainstream sessions, as well as numerous programmes for adult and youth members from age 14 to transition into coaching and volunteering.

Good Luck to Sarah and Hamilton Judo Club, what an incredible achievement to be shortlisted!

See the full list of finalists here.