BOB Dick from Cupar has been officially presented with sportscotland’s Disability Sport Coach of the Year Award.
The award is given annually to a coach whose passion and commitment leads to successful performance of athletes with a disability.
Bob (73) has been a key figure in Bowls Scotland, both as a player and a coach, for over 30 years, dedicating around 20 hours per week to his role as head coach of Scottish Disability Bowls.
Last year Bob coached the team to the silver team medal, along with three individual gold and bronze medals at the International Bowls for the Disabled (IBD) World Championships in South Africa in May.
Having represented his country as a player on 22 occasions, as well as coaching the mainstream bowls team for a number of years, Bob is credited with giving the disability discipline credibility and status while ensuring that quality coaching techniques bring about improved performances from the whole team.
Bob said: “I want to thank the great team of coaches and bowlers I have worked with over the years.
“It would have been difficult for me to win this honour if it wasn’t for their hard work too.
“I have always enjoyed coaching, but I would say that the most enjoyable part of my career has been working with the disabled as they are very appreciative of your work and involvement.