In run­ning for awards

The Galloway News - - AWARDS - Stu­art Gille­spie

To­day we can ex­clu­sively re­veal the nom­i­nees for this year’s Ste­wartry Sports Awards.

Spon­sors and judges met on Tues­day night to dis­cuss the huge num­ber of nom­i­na­tions sent in over the past few weeks.

The win­ners will re­ceive their prizes at Erne­spie House Ho­tel in Cas­tle Dou­glas on Fri­day, Novem­ber 16. The night will in­clude Caro­line McMath speak­ing on be­half of her shooter son David, who won gold at this year’s Com­mon­wealth Games in the men’s dou­ble trap but is un­able to at­tend him­self. There will also be a demon­stra­tion from mod­ern pen­tath­lete Jo Muir from Haugh of Urr.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend the evening, par­tic­u­larly the many peo­ple who sub­mit­ted nom­i­na­tions. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

The short­list for the Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year award, spon­sored by The Gal­loway News, fea­tures David McMath (shoot­ing), Dougie Mil­li­gan (run­ning), Nor­man Neil­son (run­ning) and Gavin Shirley (cy­cling).

That’s also the short­list for the out­stand­ing se­nior achieve­ment prize, spon­sored by H Smith and Sons.

There’s a huge en­try for the Ju­nior Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year prize, spon­sored by The Co-op­er­a­tive.

In the run­ning are: Frazer An­der­son (kart­ing), Zach Bar­bour (cy­cling and triathlon), Rose Fo­ley (dres­sage), Abi Hart (gymnastics), Ben Ib­bot­son (sail­ing), Robyn Jar­dine (net­ball), Lewis McIl­reavy (shoot­ing), Carla Milne (dres­sage), Orla Montgomery (cricket and foot­ball) and Re­becca Saun­der­son (cy­cling).

That dou­bles as the short­list for the out­stand­ing ju­nior award, spon­sored by J Smith Fenc­ing. And Frazer, Zach, Lewis and Abi are short­listed for the new­comer to sport tro­phy, spon­sored by He­len Bell.

There’s also a healthy num­ber of nom­i­nees for the coach/ad­min­is­tra­tor of the year award, spon­sored by Drew Low, Cas­tle Dou­glas.

In the run­ning are Me­gan Ben­ning­ton (gymnastics), Natalie Ham­blin (cricket), Al­lis­ter Kelly (run­ning), Adrian Leach and Kim McLach­lan ( run­ning), Shane Lit­tle ( foot­ball), Char­lene Saun­der­son (cy­cling), Jerry Teale (cricket) and Keith Thom (ten­nis).

Kirkcud­bright Run­ning Club, Ste­wartry Gymnastics Club, Ste­wartry Net­ball Club and Ste­wartry RFC Sharks are short­listed for the club of the year prize, spon­sored by The Co­coa Bean Fac­tory.

Ste­wartry Gymnastics, Ste­wartry Net­ball and Ste­wartry Sharks are also nom­i­nated for team of the year along with Gal­loway Cricket Club’s ladies team.

As with the other prizes, the Ser­vice to Sport award – spon­sored by the Scot­tish As­so­ci­a­tion of Lo­cal Sports Coun­cils – will be an­nounced on the night.

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