LOCAL swimming star Hannah Miley picked up another award on Friday, when she was named as Robert Gordon University Sports Person of the Year, for the second year running.
On the night, the main sports hall was transformed into a grand ballroom where guests settled down to an elegant three-course meal after the keynote speech and awards ceremony commenced.
The awards categories were: Full and Half Blues, Recognition Awards, Fresher of the Year, Sports Person of the Year, Best New Club, Most Improved Club, Presidents Performance, Club of the Year and Team of the Year sponsored by Kukri.
Nicola Scott is currently in her second term as President of Sport and Physical Activity at the University - a position that includes taking a lead role in the organisation of the annual ball. She commented, “In addition to being a fun evening for all attendees, the Ball was a great opportunity to thank Xodus Group and all the supporters, funders and volunteers who support the clubs, and make vital contributions to initiatives like Street Sport and the Sports Scholarship Programme. Their support is invaluable and allows us to foster a vibrant sporting community.”
A keen advocate of sports engagement, Xodus Group has supported RGU: SPORT scholar Hannah Miley throughout her rise in recent years, and continues to do so in her campaign for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Stephen Swindell, Chief Operating Officer at Xodus Group said: “We are very proud to have supported Hannah over the years as she has progressed to become the Olympic contender she is today.
“We wanted to get behind the RGU awards as they encourage and honour young sports people who have started from grassroots and could develop into the champions of the future.”
Hannah added: “The Sports Ball is a great opportunity for us to take a moment and look back at the achievements that we as a community have made throughout the year.
“Sports engagement, health and wellbeing are at the centre of the University’s ethos and I’m proud to be part of that.”