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Scotland’s World Cup captain, Rachel Corsie is guest speaker at annual Diageo sportMoray Recognition Awards

Press release   •   Oct 24, 2019 13:52 BST

Scotland’s World Cup captain, Rachel Corsie will be guest speaker at the annual Diageo sportMoray Recognition Awards next month.

Aberdeen-born Rachel captains the Scotland national team as well as playing for the Utah Royals in the American National Women’s Soccer League. As well as playing in her native Scotland she has also had spells with English and Australian clubs.

Moray Council’s Educational Resources Manager, Kim Paterson, said securing Rachel was a huge coup for the event.

“Women’s football has witnessed a big upsurge following the televised World Cup in 2019, and it is fantastic that Moray’s sporting community will hear Rachel talk about her amazing journey,” she said.

“Nominations for the Awards are open until November 6th, so people should get voting for our rising stars and dedicated sports supporters in all categories.

“Only by nominating someone or being nominated can you be at this event, so that’s a big incentive to submit a form.”

The event will take place on November 27th at Elgin Town Hall.

The 13 Award categories that are open for nominations include Local Service to Sport, Junior Athlete, Intermediate Sportswoman, Intermediate Sportsman, Senior Sports Athlete, Veteran Sports Athlete, Coach, Club Level, School Sport Volunteer, Intermediate Team, Senior Team, Special Achievement, Community Engagement and Sports Personality of the Year.

Nomination forms can be submitted online via the following link: Paper copies can be ordered by emailing or by calling 01343 563374.

The organisers paid tribute to all the award sponsors that have committed to supporting the 2019 event. These include the Scottish Association of Local Sports Councils, Moray Trophies Ltd, Springfield Properties PLC, the Northern Scot, Gordon & MacPhail, Diageo, NHS Grampian, Moray Council, Elgin Rotary Club, Active Schools, Moray College UHI, Forsyths Ltd and Campbell and McConnachie Chartered Financial Planners.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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