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SSA23 finalists revealed

The shortlist for The Scottish Sports Awards 2023 has been announced

Team Scotland and sportscotland are delighted to reveal the finalists for The Scottish Sports Awards 2023.

In another year packed with success for Scottish athletes on the international stage the competition will be fierce for the top awards. The schools, clubs, community projects and people making a difference in sport across Scotland will be recognised alongside the country’s top athletes in an event that will celebrate the best of Scottish sport.

The winners in the Female, Male, Para Athlete and Young Athlete categories will contest for the overall title of Scotland’s Sportsperson of the Year. We will also welcome the latest inductees to the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

The Scottish Sports Hall of Fame was established in 2002 to recognise and honour the many great champions this country has produced. It has delivered on that ambition, enabling us to celebrate the achievements of Scotland’s finest athletes and role models and the impact they have had on subsequent generations.

The Hall of Fame stands as a tribute to the champions of the past. The Scottish Sports Hall of Fame is now incorporated into The Scottish Sports Awards.

Scottish racing legend Dario Franchitti was inducted in 2022. For more details on the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame and the inductees you can visit the  Hall of Fame website.

The Scottish Sports Awards 2023 will take place on Thursday 7 December 2023, in a new format held at the Glasgow Science Centre, a fantastic year of achievement will be honoured on the biggest screen in Scotland. Guests will be treated to a night of celebration, food and drinks as well as rubbing shoulders with the great and the good of Scottish Sport.


Moment of the Year

Duhan van der Merwe’s sensational try against England in the Six Nations Calcutta Cup victory. (Rugby)

Caledonia Gladiators’ buzzer-beating win in the British Basketball League Trophy final. (Basketball)

Glasgow City’s last-minute title-winner at Ibrox in the Scottish Women’s Premier League. (Football)

Beth Potter’s championship-winning performance at the World Triathlon Championships Finals in Pontevedra, Spain. (Triathlon)

Josh Kerr’s World Championship-winning finish in the World Athletics Championship 1500m Final. (Athletics)

Scotland’s 7-wicket victory over West Indies in the ICC World Cup Qualifier. (Cricket)

Fin Graham’s sixth medal of the UCI World Cycling Championships, defending his C3 Road Race title in the Scottish rain. (Cycling)

Scotland's late win over Norway in the Men's UEFA European Championships Qualification match in Oslo. (Football)

Team Mouat's World Championship win over host nation Canada. (Curling)

Samantha Kinghorn's World Para Athletics Championship gold medal win, defeating both the defending champion and Paralympic champion. (Athletics)

Female Athlete of the Year

Katie Archibald MBE (Cycling), Seonaid McIntosh (Shooting), Beth Potter (Triathlon)

Male Athlete of the Year

Josh Kerr (Athletics), Robert MacIntyre (Golf), Duncan Scott MBE (Swimming)

Para Athlete of the Year

Stephen Clegg (Swimming), Neil Fachie OBE (Cycling), Samantha Kinghorn MBE (Athletics)

Young Athlete of the Year

Kirsty Muir (Skiing), Ben Sandilands (Athletics), Matthew Ward (Swimming)

Team of the Year

Scotland Men’s National Team (Football), Team Mouat (Curling), Team Scotland Trinbago 2023 Rugby 7s (Rugby)

Coach of the Year

Steve Clarke (Football), Steve Doig (Athletics), Gareth Murray (Basketball)

Scottish Governing Body Award

Scottish Athletics, Scottish Cycling, Scottish Disability Sport

Club Sport Award

Active Life Club, FC United Powerchair Football Club, Inverness Tennis and Squash Club

School Sport Award 

Oaklands School, Perth Grammar School, Stirling Inclusion Support Service

Community Hero Award

Karen Kelly, Ruby McDonald, Billy Robertson

Sustainability in Scottish Sport Award

Aberfeldy Middle Distance Triathlon, Anna Burnet with John Gimson (Sailing), Scottish Student Sport

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