Scottish Curlers recognised in Queens Birthday Honours
Well known and respected members of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Alan Stanfield (Nairn Curling Club) and Angie Malone (Braehead Wheelchair Curling Club), have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2017 for their services to curling.
Alan Stanfield, MBE
Alan Stanfield first started curling in 1986 with Nairn Curling Club. He got involved in umpiring after a short spell of coaching and has since demonstrated outstanding officiating commitment to curling through umpiring, educating umpires and mentoring umpires from Level 1 to Level 5.
He now educates and mentors new umpires in the game, helping to develop a more skilled workforce of umpires within Scotland. He is hugely supportive of educating players, parents and coaches for which he has gained worldwide respect. Alan was awarded ‘Technical Official of the Year’ in sportscotland’s 2016 Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards in recognition of his significant contribution to the sport of curling.
Alan has volunteered as an umpire at national and international curling competitions for many years, at Royal Caledonian Curling Club and World Curling Federation events. At the last Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, Alan was Chief Umpire and he will be heading to Pyeongchang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at which he has been appointed the role of Deputy Chief Umpire. We are all grateful for the invaluable support that Alan has, and continues to provide, to curling.
Angie Malone, MBE
Photo © WCF / Céline Stucki
Angie Malone is well known as an athlete within wheelchair curling and as a volunteer, helping to inspire people within disability sport and to promote curling.
Angie’s first World Wheelchair Curling Championship appearance was in 2005 at Braehead, Renfrewshire at which she won the Gold Medal with Team Scotland. To date, she has won two Gold Medals, one Silver Medal and two Bronze Medals at World Championship level.
Angie was selected to represent Great Britain at the 2006 Winter Paralympic Games in Turin, Italy at which Great Britain won the Silver Medal. She has now competed at three Paralympic Games, playing a key role in helping Great Britain to secure the Bronze Medal in the most recent Games at Sochi, Russia in 2014.
In addition to competing, Angie has supported the Royal Caledonian Curling Club by visiting schools around the country to promote curling opportunities and supporting events focussed on inspiring young curlers. She has a bubbly personality with an enthusiasm to match, and was suitably awarded the Sportsmanship Trophy at the 2009 Scottish Wheelchair Curling Championship.
In 2015, Angie received the ‘Athletes in Excellence’ award from The Foundation for Global Sports Development in recognition of her community service efforts. Angie continues to dedicate time to sharing her stories and helping others to get involved in sport.
More than 1,000 people have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017, a full list, including Dr Alan Campbell Stanfield and Ms Angela Patricia Malone, can be found at Birthday Honours lists 2017.