A committed volunteer who worked tirelessly to help make the sport of swimming available to all has had his dedication posthumously recognised after being awarded a sportscotland Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering Award.
As chairperson for Musselburgh Marlins ASC, Jack Calder instilled a culture of family and fun. He actively promoted inclusion, encouraging the club to cater for everyone. Under his leadership and direction, the club has continued to support and develop para athletes with many achieving medal success at regional and national level.
Jack's son Chris and his wife Barbara picked up the award at the sportscotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards 2019 at Glasgow City Chambers on 21 November.
Inspirational coaches, officials and volunteers from all over Scotland were recognised across 15 categories for their significant contribution to sport.
Hosted by BBC Scotland’s Bryan Burnett, the Awards celebrated coaches, officials and volunteers for their work in sports such as swimming, cycling, athletics, football, karate, wheelchair curling, basketball, boxing and canoeing.
Stewart Harris, sportscotland chief executive, said: “Every year across Scotland, thousands of dedicated sporting enthusiasts devote their time, knowledge and skills to afford others the chance to take part in sport, and experience all the benefits that come with sport participation.
“Our Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards give us a chance to celebrate the great sporting achievements that are taking place every day and congratulate those who are making an incredible commitment to Scottish sport.
“At sportscotland we are implementing a world-class sporting system at every level and that is only possible with the support of the many dedicated coaches, officials and volunteers.”
Find out more
Visit the sportscotland website for information about coaching, officiating and volunteering.