Ar­gyll and Bute Sports Awards dead­line looms

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TIME is run­ning out to get your nom­i­na­tions in for this year’s Ar­gyll and Bute Sports Awards.

The awards, run by Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil in part­ner­ship with sportscot­land, aim to cel­e­brate and re­ward the hard work and achieve­ments of ath­letes, coaches and vol­un­teers through­out the area.

The awards have seven cat­e­gories:

Adult youth coach – for a coach who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the in­tro­duc­tion or de­vel­op­ment of sport for young peo­ple un­der 18.

Young coach – in recog­ni­tion of a young coach’s con­tri­bu­tion to sport in school or com­mu­nity club. Open to vol­un­teers aged 12 to 25 who have demon­strated their en­thu­si­asm and com­mit­ment over the past year.

Pri­mary young leader – in recog­ni­tion of con­tri­bu­tion to pri­mary schools sports clubs. Open to vol­un­teers who were pri­mary school pupils in aca­demic year 2016/17.

Com­mu­nity coach – for a coach who has sup­ported the de­vel­op­ment and/or per­for­mance of ath­letes or teams and who has sig­nif­i­cantly in­creased or im­proved the sport­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able.

Club of the year – pre­sented to a club that has made a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on or con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of com­mu­nity sport.

Ser­vice to sport – in recog­ni­tion of out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to sport in Ar­gyll and Bute over a long pe­riod of time by some­one who has shown con­sid­er­able com­mit­ment to sport and who can demon­strate the im­pact they have made to in­di­vid­u­als and the wider com­mu­nity.

Sport­ing achieve­ment of the year – for a team or in­di­vid­ual who has achieved con­sid­er­able suc­cess in their cho­sen sport within a com­pet­i­tive set­ting.

The coun­cil’s pol­icy lead for com­mu­ni­ties, Coun­cil­lor Robin Cur­rie, said: ‘There are a num­ber of unsung he­roes across Ar­gyll and Bute who pro­vide a valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to sport.

‘I would urge peo­ple to get their nom­i­na­tions in be­fore it’s too late.

‘There are many, many sport­ing stars across Ar­gyll and Bute who de­serve recog­ni­tion and this is your chance to do that.’

Nom­i­na­tions can be made by com­plet­ing the en­try form at www. ar­gyll-bute.gov.uk/ sport­sawards

The dead­line for en­tries is Fri­day Au­gust 25.

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