Scottish Hockey official Barbara Morgan has won the Official of the Year Award at the Scottish Women in Sport (SWiS) Awards in Glasgow.
The Official of the Year award is presented to the official who worked consistently and fairly throughout the year and recognises the hard work and dedication that referees, umpires and match officials make to playing and the competition structure of their sport.
It is tremendous recognition for one of Scotland’s top officials who has year-on-year contributed to the sport in Scotland.
Barbara has a strong international reputation as an official and is currently graded as the highest-ranking Technical Official in Scotland by the FIH. In a highly successful year for Barbara she was Technical Delegate for the RABO EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam in 2017, a tremendous achievement.
She also serves on the Education committee (working group officials) of the EHF and is an FIH Academy registered Educator for Officials.
SWiS held the ceremony on Friday 10th November in the GoGlasgow Hotel in Glasgow. The event was hosted by sports broadcaster Emma Dodds and celebrated, recognised and rewarded the achievements of female athletes and respective support staff and volunteers.
Scottish Hockey CEO David Sweetman said, “I’m delighted for Barbara to have won such a fantastic award. It’s a great success for officials and for hockey and I’d like to congratulate Barbara on the well-deserved recognition from Scottish Women in Sport.”
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