The first Scottish Indoor Bowls (SIBA) Awards was launched on Saturday 26th September 2015.
The inaugural Scottish Indoor Bowls Awards is seen as a catalyst from Glasgow 2014 legacy. Three years ago when I started out on the ParaSports journey for the Glasgow Evening Times & Glasgow 2014, I explored five ParaSports and one of them was Lawn Bowls, (Para-Bowls). During the course of the engagement with the Bowls community, I realised they didn’t have their designated Awards ceremony to highlight the talents, dedication and passion that individuals put into their Sport.
After initiating the idea with a former Commonwealth Bowler, Linda Brennan about the scope and potential for the Scottish Indoor Bowls Awards to be born, the enthusiasm grew and it was convinced that the Bowls community would back it over time.
“It was a privileged to witness that legacy can happen. Legacy happens to everyone, however it happens by people. Glasgow 2014 and the Glasgow Evening Times gave me the ‘task’ to champion ParaSports and many more along the way. Wishing Scottish Indoor Bowls Association (SIBA) all the best for their future Awards Ceremonies”.