Young Scot Award for Neil and Andrew Simpson

Young Scot has crowned brothers Neil and Andrew Simpson from Banchory as the winner of the Sport awards at the prestigious Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2022.

By Dawn Renton
Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 9:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 9:15 am
Neil and Andrew Simpson were named joint winners of this year’s Sport award.
Neil and Andrew Simpson were named joint winners of this year’s Sport award.

Neil and Andrew Simpson have been announced as joint winners of this year’s Sport award, sponsored by sportsscotland.

The siblings were commended for their sporting talents, having made history as the first British men to win gold on snow at the 2022 Winter Paralympics.

Neil, who competed in the Super G vision impaired class, took to the slopes with his brother Andrew as his guide.

Both keen skiers since the age of four, the pair previously won gold in the slalom and bronze in the giant slalom at the 2018 Para Alpine World Cup and took home Silver at the 2021 World Para Snow Sports Championships.

Andrew and Neil said: “It feels so good to have won – it’s great to get recognition for your hard work.

“We hope this award helps other young people recognise that anything is possible.

"We both started out on a small dry slope near to where we live and now, we’re Olympic gold medallists.

"Anything is possible.”

The duo added: “At the moment, we’re really excited for the World Championships coming up next year and can’t wait to see what the future holds for us!

Kirsten Urquhart, Chief Executive of Young Scot, added: “We’ve been completely inspired by the stories of our nominees, finalists and winners, who are all doing extraordinary things to improve the lives of others."