Scottish Women in Sport’s Para Athlete of the Year: Rosemary Lenton

Bowls Scotland were delighted to celebrate our Birmingham 2022 female para athletes last week who were all shortlisted as finalists in the SWIS Awards. Rosemary Lenton who was presented with the Para Athlete of the Year awards as well as being inducted into the SWIS Hall of Fame for being a finalist in the Pioneer in Sport category is no stranger to awards, having also been crowned Sportsperson of the Year in the Dumfries and Galloway Life awards earlier in November.

Collecting her award in Glasgow last Friday night, Rosemary said:

“It’s a real honour to be recognised in these awards but this isn’t just for me. My achievements this summer wouldn’t have been possible without support and encouragement from others on and off the green. I have to thank my partner Pauline, we’ve developed such a brilliant bond and friendship training and playing together this year, thanks also to the wider para team, my club and all my family and friends, the support at Birmingham and since we returned home has been incredible.
“Bowls is such a brilliant sport for bringing people together, a sport for all ages and abilities. Bowling clubs are a great fun place to socialise and make friends, bowls is also a sport which anyone regardless of any impediments can still do and that families can compete against and play alongside each other.”

Next month sees more national recognition for our record-breaking Team Scotland para bowlers with the full para team and Head Coach, Bob Christie shortlisted as finalists for Team of the Year and Coach of the Year respectively in the Scottish Sport Awards.

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