Our sport­ing stars to be hon­oured again

Heroes recog­nised

Wishaw Press - - NOMINATIONS - Ross Thom­son

Nom­i­na­tions have opened for next year’s North La­nark­shire Sport­ing Hall of Fame.

The hall of fame was es­tab­lished back in 2017 and is en­ter­ing its third year.

It aims to cel­e­brate the rich and di­verse range of sport­ing suc­cess through­out the area.

It runs along the main cor­ri­dor of the Raven­scraig Re­gional Sports fa­cil­ity in Mother­well and fea­tures twenty colour­ful boards with pho­to­graphs and in­for­ma­tion on each of the in­ductees.

Previous win­ners in­clude the Lis­bon Lions, snooker’s John Hig­gins, Sir Matt Busby and judo cham­pi­ons Louise and Kim­ber­ley Renicks.

North La­nark­shire Coun­cil leader Jim Logue said: “North La­nark­shire be­came the first lo­cal author­ity to cel­e­brate sport­ing achieve­ments and it has proven to be a real suc­cess, demon­strat­ing the breadth and depth of sport­ing tal­ent across our area.

“One of our goals be­hind the project was to en­cour­age the next crop of tal­ented ath­letes to be in­spired by the achieve­ments of their pre­de­ces­sors and any­one vis­it­ing Raven­scraig can­not fail to be im­pressed.

“In the first two years we’ve in­cluded sport­ing greats from ath­let­ics, box­ing, cricket, foot­ball, golf, hand­ball, judo, karate, para­nordic ski­ing, rugby, snooker, swim­ming, vol­ley­ball, wheel­chair rugby and ul­tra­run­ning.

“It’s been a fan­tas­tic project and I look for­ward to wel­com­ing the 2019 in­ductees early next year.”

In­ductees must have a strong con­nec­tion with the area – such as be­ing born here, or hav­ing lived here for a long time and ex­celled at a na­tional, Euro­pean or in­ter­na­tional level.

Peo­ple can sug­gest who they think should be in­cluded in the 2019 North La­nark­shire Sport­ing Hall of Fame by vis­it­ing www. nl­hallof­fame.scot

Wor­thy win­ners This year’s North La­nark­shire Sport­ing Hall of Fame in­ductees

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