Cerebral Palsy Sport were saddened to hear of the sudden death of Janice Eaglesham MBE on Sunday.
One of the most influential individuals involved in disability sport in Scotland, Janice has been Chair of Scottish Disability Sport since 2014. She was also an active tutor delivering education and training courses across Scotland alongside her many other roles in disability sport.
As a member of the CPISRA RaceRunning committee Janice revolutionised the coaching methods of this athletics event and has been a huge support to Cerebral Palsy Sport RaceRunning events and athletes over many years, including at the CPISRA World Games in San Cugat in August 2018.
A pioneer in the coaching of RaceRunning. Janice along with her husband Ian Mirfin founded Red Star Athletics Club and under their coaching, numerous athletes have gone on to represent their country and win medals at World Championship and Paralympics. The club has also received many honours over the years, including Glasgow Club of the Year, and Janice and Ian jointly won Scotland’s Unsung Heroes.
In 2016 Janice and Ian were both awarded MBEs in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours in recognition of their services to disability sport.
Janice’s contribution to disability sport has had a positive effect on many individuals and organisations and her passing will impact many. At this time our thoughts are with her husband Ian, her family and her many friends.