AN AWARD-WINNING athletics coach who leads a West Fife-based training group is in the running for more recognition - alongside the man who has guided the Scotland men's football team to Germany next summer.

Steve Doig, a coach with Fife AC, has been nominated for an accolade at the Scottish Sports Awards 2023.

The event, which will take place next month in Glasgow, will celebrate the best of Scottish sport across multiple categories, including Coach of the Year, for which Steve has been shortlisted.

He is one of three nominees for the prize, alongside Gareth Murray, head coach of Caledonia Gladiators, who won the British Basketball League Trophy in 2022/23, and Steve Clarke, who has guided the Scotland men's footballers to next summer's European Championships in Germany.

Doig's nomination comes after he was named as Para Performance Coach of the Year at the scottishathletics and jogscotland 4J Studios Annual Awards last month.

Steve, who coaches athletes including Dalgety Bay's Commonwealth Youth Games 800 metre bronze medallist Caleb McLeod, T20 1500m Paralympic champion Owen Miller, and Ben Sandilands, who won World Para Athletics Championships T20 1500m gold this summer, laughed that it was "nonsensical" for him to be listed alongside Clarke and Murray.

"It's a somewhat surreal situation," he said. "It's great for athletics generally, I suppose, and it's great for para sport. It gives it a bit of profile, so that's good."

Elsewhere, Ben, who was nominated for Para Athlete of the Year at the scottishathletics awards, has also been shortlisted for an award. The talented Fife AC runner, from Kirkcaldy, has been shortlisted for the Young Athlete of the Year prize, alongside Kirsty Muir (Skiing), and Matthew Ward (Swimming).

The Scottish Sport Awards take place at Glasgow Science Centre on Thursday, December 7.