Archie Goodburn is Junior Sportsperson of the Year
Warrender swimmer scoops award
Edinburgh swimmer Archie Goodburn has scooped a major award after being named SportsAid Scotland’s Scottish Junior Sportsperson of the Year for 2019.
The Warrender teenager, part of British Swimming’s National Performance squad based in Loughborough, won a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in Budapest in the 50-metre breaststroke.
It followed success in the European Junior Championships in Kazan, where he won silver in the 50-metre breaststroke, bronze in the 4 x 100-metre freestyle and also made the final of the 100-metre breaststroke.
Goodburn was unable to attend the award ceremony in Edinburgh due to his commitments down south but younger sister Katie, 16, received the trophy on his behalf and then telephoned her brother with the news.
“It really is fantastic to get this award and it was a lovely surprise and a real boost as I am in Sheffield preparing for the English Winter
Championships,” the 18 year-old said.
Ewan Wilson, a 16 year-old sailor from Wormit in Fife, won the Miquel Trophy at the ceremony, for the most improved young athlete in Scotland.
The National Governing Bodies of Sport in Scotland are all invited to nominate an athlete for selection of SportsAid Scotland’s annual merit awards and the trophy winners are chosen from the finalists.
Also honoured at the reception in Edinburgh were:
Vicky Glover (boxing), Bobby Laing (para-badminton),
Grace Molloy (orienteering) and Erin Wallace (athletics).