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Nom­i­na­tions open for an­nual Perth and Kin­ross awards

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - THE BACK PAGE - Matthew Gal­lagher

Nom­i­na­tions are be­ing sought for the 27th an­nual Perth and Kin­ross Sports Awards.

Or­gan­is­ers at Per th and Kin­ross Sports Coun­cil and Live Ac­tive Leisure are look­ing for nom­i­na­tions across 11 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories in­clud­ing the pres­ti­gious Perth and Kin­ross Sports Per­son of the Year – spon­sored by the Bl a i r i e’s s i s t e r t i t l e, t he Per t hs hi re Ad­ver­tiser.

P re v i o u s w i n n e r s i n c l u d e Pe r t h Olympic sil­ver medal­list Stephen Milne and Kin­ross-shire Euro­pean In­door Cham­pi­onships gold medal­list Laura Muir.

The event will be held at De­wars Cen­tre in Perth on Fri­day, March 16, with sports broad­caster and jour­nal­ist Jim Spence host­ing the evening.

One of the year’s stand­out achieve­ments saw long-dis­tance cyclist Mark Beau­mont – who hails from east Perthshire – break the record for cy­cling around the world, a feat which saw him com­plete an 18,000-mile jour­ney in less than 79 days.

Perthshire Ad­ver­tiser and for­mer Blairie Ed­i­tor Johnathon Men­zies said:

“Ath­letes from the length and breadth of the re­gion have flown the flag for Perth and Kin­ross at a mul­ti­tude of high­pro­file events across the world within the last 12 months and it is right that their achieve­ments are recog­nised.

“But one of the things which makes cer­e­monies such as the Per th and Kin­ross Sports Awards so special is that they are de­signed to give those who wouldn’t nec­es­sar­ily seek the lime­light some well-de­served praise too.

“Vol­un­teers are the lifeblood of the lo­cal sport­ing scene and I’d en­cour­age as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to send in their nom­i­na­tions.”

El­i­gi­ble nom­i­nees re­quire to have ei­ther resided lo­cally for at least the six months prior to the event or be af­fil­i­ated to a club or sport in the re­gion which is recog­nised by gov­ern­ing body sportscot­land.

Other cat­e­gories on the night in­clude: School Team of the Year (spon­sored by Ac­tive Schools); Club of the Year (Steve Brown Elec­tri­cal); Coach of the Year (Sprint­erz: Dig­i­tal Print & Em­broi­dery Spe­cial­ists); Ge­orge Mor­timer Life­time A c h i e v e m e n t Aw a r d ( P e r t h a n d Kin­ross Sports Coun­cil); Vol­un­teer of the Year (Perth Tro­phy Shop); Ju­nior Sports Per­son­al­i­ties of the Year (Ali­son Wil­son); Dis­abil­ity Sports Per­son of the Year (Small City, Big Per­son­al­ity sports sec­tion); Young Coach of the Year (The Lo­vat Ho­tel); Of­fi­cial of the Year (Thorn­tons Solic­i­tors); Team of the Year (Springfield Prop­er­ties).

• To nom­i­nate, visit www.live­ac­tive. co.uk or pick up a nom­i­na­tion form from any Live Ac­tive Leisure venue.

Ad­ven­ture Mark Beau­mont

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