Scottish Indoor Bowling Awards Night

Caricature of Maria Spencer

Two of the three nominated bowlers for the Scottish Para Bowler of the year award at the recent Scottish Indoor Bowling Awards Night were from Fife and the Abbeyview club in Dunfermline. Fife bowlers Barbara McMillan and Maria Spencer lined up alongside Garry Brown from Blantyre Miners Welfare for the prestigious award.

2015 Visually Impaired World Champion Maria Spencer lifted the award and became the first person to be celebrated at the Annual Awards in this new category. Maria is a double world champion. She won the B3 singles title in New Zealand last year and four years earlier in South Africa.

Fittingly Maria received her award on the night in the company of her coach and director Sarah Jane Ewing from Dunfermline. Maria has had a challenging time recently with illness and surgery and the award has lifted her spirits enormously.

Richard Brickley MBE
President, Disability Sport Fife