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Congratulating Julie Hogg, from Dunfermline, on being named Performance Coach of the Year at the 2022 Badminton Scotland Awards

  • Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 23 January 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-07588

That the Parliament congratulates Julie Hogg, from Dunfermline, after being named as Performance Coach of the Year at the inaugural Badminton Scotland Awards 2022; notes that Julie received her award during a European Mixed Team Championship qualifying event, which was held at Scotstoun, Glasgow; understands that the sport’s governing body recognised Julie’s outstanding commitment to coaching and further development of athletes, while supporting and demonstrating valued performance sport behaviours within coaching, as well as building relationships with players and the team; acknowledges that Julie’s late husband, Russell, was a former Scotland international who won a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester; understands that Julie works with Disability Sport Fife, whilst leading a sports academy in Edinburgh and has also established the Russell Hogg Trust supporting athletes with a disability, and aspiring badminton players, aged between six and 16, and continues to work on Badminton Scotland’s regional programme; expresses its gratitude to Julie for her hard work, dedication and the contribution she has made to the sport locally and beyond, and extends its very best wishes for continued success to her in the future. 

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Alexander Burnett, Natalie Don, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Murdo Fraser, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Paul Sweeney