Moodie humbled by top award

Windygates race ace Gordon Moodie with his award (picture by Neil Doig 1113098 SSFF)
Windygates race ace Gordon Moodie with his award (picture by Neil Doig 1113098 SSFF)

WINDYGATES stock car racing champion Gordon Moodie has added another title to his collection – the Kirkcaldy and Central Fife Sports Personality of the Year.

Moodie (32) won the public vote to claim the top prize at the Kirkcaldy and Central Fife Sports Council’s annual award ceremony, which was held inside the Adam Smith College atrium in Kirkcaldy last Thursday.

The award, which was based on achievements across 2012, saw Moodie up against UK Strongman winner Stephen Cherrie, Scottish darts champion Alan Small and Junior Commonwealth Games fencer Chloe Dickson.

However, Moodie – one of the most successful ever stock car drivers in Formula 2 racing – was a clear winner after winning the National Points Championship for a record eighth time.

Moodie told the Mail: “It was great to win, but for me it was more humbling just to be part of such a great event.

“You don’t realise some of the great achievements in sport that are going on in Fife.

“The people I was competing against for the award had done great things in their own sports. I don’t think you could have separated us on paper so I have to thank everyone who voted for me.”

The award capped a memorable past 12 months for Moodie. As well as winning the National Points again, he also claimed the European F2 Stock Car title for the third time, and the Scottish F2 Stock Car Championship for a sixth time.

There was a further eight awards up for grabs, decided by a judging panel, as well as other awards given out by the Sports Council. The full honours list is as follows:

FIFE POLICE JUNIOR AWARD

Winner - Claire Penman, Fife Shukokai Karate. Runners-up - Adam Scott, Fife Athletics Club; Claire Noonan - Forest Spirit Archers.

FIFE FREE PRESS YOUTH AWARD

Winner - Chloe Dickson, fencing. Runners-up - Stephanie Pennycook, Fife Athletics Club; James McKeown, Kirkcaldy Canoe Club.

FIFE SPORT & LEISURE TRUST SENIOR AWARD

Winner - Lynn Stein, East Fife Bowling Club. Runners-up - Alex Allan, Kirkcaldy Squash Club; Graeme Temple, Kuk Sool Won.

PLM OPTOMETRISTS DISABILITY AWARD

Winner - Lucy Walkup, Carnegie Swimming Club, Runners-up - Peter McCann, Fife Shukokai Karate; Martin Hunter - Burntisland Bowling Club.

ACTIVE FIFE COACH OF THE YEAR

Winner - Steve Doig, Fife Athletics Club, Runners-up - Iain Robertson, Kirkcaldy Ice Hockey Club; Stuart Maxwell, Fife Shukokai Karate.

SALSC SERVICE TO SPORT AWARD

Winner - Alan Henderson, Kirkcaldy Canoe Club.

KASC SPORTS COUNCIL JUNIOR/YOUTH TEAM AWARD

Winner - Fife Eagles (ice hockey). Runners-up - Fife Schools U15 football team; Balwearie High School boys relay team.

KASC SPORTS COUNCIL SENIOR TEAM AWARD

Winner - Glenrothes Cricket Club. Runners-up - Kingdom Revolution (floorball), Fife AC Ladies veterans road relay team.

ACA SPORTS SERVICE TO SPORT AWARD

Winner - Paul Noble, Disability Sport Fife Club. Runners-up - Lucille Thomson, Raith & Abbotshall Ladies Curling Club; Charles Lewis - Fins Swim Club.

GARY INNES MEMORIAL SHIELD

Winner - Kirsty Jones, wheelchair badminton

HONORARY PRESIDENTS AWARD

Winner - Alex Allan, Kirkcaldy Squash Club

ADAM SMITH COLLEGE SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Winner - Gordon Moodie, stock car racing. Runners-up: Chloe Dickson, fencing; Alan Small, darts; Stephen Cherrie, strongman.