As they say in all the TV voting programmes, the votes have been cast, they have been counted and verified and the winner of the Grassroots Coach of the Year is……
It is a fantastic achievement for Robbie and one that is thoroughly merited. The number of people – not to mention the odd Alba TV reporter! – he has introduced over the last few years to curling through the Saturday Sweep, coaching sessions and corporate days is staggering. You only have to look at the membership of Cawder House and many other clubs at Braehead and further afield show just how much he has done for Grassroots Curling.
We all know he has never done it for the recognition but those of us – and there are many – who have been lucky enough to be introduced to curling via one of Robbie’s sessions and who have benefited from his highly imaginative and valuable (if bizarre at times!) curling aids are all delighted that he has received the recognition. We will never think of the inside of a toilet roll in the same way again and the warm ups will always remain with us!
Congratulations Robbie – you deserve it!