Judy Murray is named ‘woman of influence’ at awards ceremony

Judy Murray has been named a 'woman of influence'.

Judy Murray has been named a 'woman of influence'.

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Tennis coach Judy Murray has been named this year’s “woman of influence” at a charity awards ceremony.

Her achievements in the world of sport and beyond were honoured at the Action for Children Scotland Woman of Influence Awards in ­Glasgow.

The award recognises Scottish women who have had an outstanding impact on society and are role models to the children, young people, and families the charity supports.

Ms Murray faced competition from Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council; Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport; Dr Catherine Calderwood, Scotland’s chief medical officer and Alison Di Rollo, solicitor general for Scotland. Paul Carberry, director of Action for Children Scotland, said: “This year we were ­delighted to honour Judy Murray.

“This award is in recognition of her success in the world of sport, as well her commitment to encouraging young people, particularly girls, to live healthier and more active lifestyles.”

Young carer Frida Skinner, 11, was awarded the Woman of Influence Community Award. This recognises young women who have transformed their lives with support from the charity.

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