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Nordoff Robbins Scotland is delighted to announce the shortlist for Parasport Personality of the Year sponsored by renowned Scottish designer Paul Hodgkiss Designs.

Perhaps best known for their work as the podium, medal tray and athlete gift designer for the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Paul Hodgkiss Designs will be sponsoring both the male and female Parasport Personality of the Year categories, and will also be designing the inaugural NRS Scottish Sporting Awards.

Male Parasport Personality of the Year shortlist:

Gordon Reid (Tennis), Andrew Mullen (Swimming), Neil Fachie (Cycling), Scott Quin (Swimming)

Female Parasport Personality of the Year shortlist:

Libby Clegg (Athletics/Sprinting), Maria Lyle (Athletics/Sprinting), Jo Butterfield (Athletics/Discus), Alison Patrick (Paratriathalon)

All of the shortlisted athletes boast incredible achievements and stories, from Olympic medals, world record fastest times and countless IPC championship titles, they are the pinnacle of Scotland’s parasporting talent.

Paul Hodgkiss, Founder and Designer, Paul Hodgkiss Designs said:

“We are honoured to be involved with such an amazing charity. Having supported Nordoff Robbins for 18 years, we have witnessed incredible achievements due to its tireless and selfless hard work. It is such a treat to be involved in this prestigious event.

I have been challenged to my utter limits to try and design awards that could come even a tiny bit close to being a notion of accolade to award the absolutely mind blowing talent and achievements of the winners.”

The inaugural 2017 NRS Scottish Sporting Awards will be held at Prestontfield House, Edinburgh on Friday 10th March 2017 and will be hosted by Sky Sports presenter David Tanner.  The event will welcome well-known faces like Dame Katherine Grainger, Alex McLeish, Bernard Gallacher, David Sole and Caroline Weir, to name but a few, to celebrate and reward the outstanding achievements of Scotland’s sporting stars from across disabled, professional and amateur sport.

Donald MacLeod, chairman of Nordoff Robbins Scotland said:

“We are extremely proud to announce the shortlists for this year’s Parasport Personality of the Year Awards; the athletes are truly inspiring and have achieved incredible things across their sports. From swimming to athletics these young people have shown commitment, dedication and downright determination to get to where they are today and we could not be prouder to celebrate those achievements at this year’s awards.”

The awards dinner promises to be an unmissable night, supported by businesses and organisations from across the country, celebrating the importance of supporting sport and its participants in Scotland.

Demand for Nordoff Robbins Scotland’s music therapy continues to rise and the charity must raise £500,000 a year to ensure they reach those who need them most. Nordoff Robbins’ vision is a world where music therapy is available to all who need it and to achieve this, your support is vital.

If you would like to attend this exciting new event to fund life-changing therapy sessions for vulnerable children and adults across Scotland, Nordoff Robbins Scotland would love to hear from you: please visit the website www.nrscot.org.uk for more details or contact Simon Foy at simon@nrscot.org.uk .

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