Stirling athletes nominated for Unsung Hero campaign

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Tennis player Maia Lumsden hitting backhand shot
Tennis scholar, Maia Lumsden, is one of the Stirling athletes nominated in the campaign.

Six University of Stirling athletes have been recognised as part of the inaugural Watermans Unsung Sporting Hero campaign which celebrates personalities making their mark across the sporting landscape. 

Tennis star Maia Lumsden, triathlete Cameron Main, curler Bobby Lammie and swimmers Duncan Scott, Scott McLay and Craig Benson have all been recognised as part of the campaign for their commitment to their sports and roles in inspiring others.

The brain-child of Watermans Solicitors, the campaign was developed to celebrate athletes and sporting administrators of all backgrounds and abilities and offers the chance for one nominee to become part of the firm’s Sports Ambassador Programme. Members of the public and sporting organisations can put forward their own nominations by Monday 3 June via the Watermans website.

Commenting on his nomination, triathlon scholar Cameron Main said: “It’s really humbling to be nominated for the campaign alongside a group of really impressive athletes and volunteers. Obviously, we always have so much going on and don’t get to think about these kind of things too much, so it’s always nice to be considered when they come along.”

Cameron Main running

The nomination was an unexpected surprise for triathlete Cameron Main who has enjoyed a strong start to the season.

Watermans have a long-standing commitment to helping develop the next generation of Scottish sporting talent through its Sports Ambassador Programme. Previous Ambassadors have included Hannah Miley, rally driver John MaCrone and reigning Scottish Women’s Premier League champions Glasgow City FC.

The firm currently supports Lochend Boxing Club, with the support helping the Club develop a conveyor belt of talent, including Commonwealth stars Lewis Benson and Josh Taylor. Watermans recently announced a deal to support rising rally star Finlay Retson for his 2019 season.

Scott Whyte, Managing Director of Watermans, said: “We are committed to helping develop and support some of the best up-and-coming talent in Scottish sport and in our new search I hope athletes, coaches and fans will help us by taking part in the campaign and making nominations.”

Full information about the Unsung Sporting Hero campaign and nominations can be found on the Watermans website.

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