Closing 5pm Monday 7 January 2019
The ANGUSalive Sports Awards 2018 is looking to celebrate the achievements of sporting individuals and teams across Angus.
Nominations are now open with forms available now online at www.angusalive.scot/sportsawards with athletes, players, coaches, friends and family encouraged to submit forms for consideration by the independent selection panel. With strong entries so far from sporting areas such as gymnastics, curling, skating, football and rugby. The team are looking forward to receiving more applications across a wide variety of sports.
Each year the awards have continued to raise the profile of sporting champions from those who compete at a high level to those who simply achieve individual and local successes in promoting and providing participation opportunities for anyone in Angus.
Last year’s Schools Sports Volunteer Stewart Ferguson, led the support stages of the extracurricular football club throughout 2017, delivering sessions weekly at Southmuir Primary School. Many of the pupils have gone on to join Kirrie Thistle Youths Football Club, where Stewart is also a coach. In addition to his commitment to coaching the club for up to 25 pupils per week, Stewart also organises the team to take part in festivals and helping with transport. Stewart continually promotes sportsmanship, fair play and inclusion at all his sessions.
Stewart Ferguson, winner of the Schools Sports Volunteer award 2017, commented:
“I have continued to support Southmuir Primary School throughout 2018 which has included the promotion of football, allowing more opportunities for boys and girls to play.”
Magnus Moncrieff, nominator of Stewart Ferguson commented:
“ANGUSalive Sports Awards allows us to recognise the achievement of volunteers like Stewart who we thank for his contribution to sport in Angus. Nominate now to ensure our volunteers get recognised for their contributions to sport in Angus and our athletes sporting achievements are celebrated.”
Scott Nicoll, ANGUSalive Sports Awards Team commented:
“The sporting world has just enjoyed the BBC Sports Personality of the Year where we saw outstanding commitment in tennis and development in a variety of sports including netball which has had a resurgence across the country. Who’s your sports personality, team, coach, committed or unsung hero living or competing in Angus? Tell us today and nominate now!”
Nominations are required in nine categories:
Club Volunteer of the Year Award (Voluntary Action Angus)
This award aims to recognise an individual within any role who has made a positive impact within a specific club role in 2018.
Coach of the Year (Forbes of Kingennie)
This award aims to recognise the achievements and commitment of a sports coach throughout 2018; nominations for this award apply to coaches at all levels.
Outstanding Commitment Award (Dundee & Angus College)
This award aims to recognise someone’s longevity in a role or number of roles within the sporting community, who has demonstrated an exceptional contribution over a number of years. Nominees must not be a performer/ competitor. Former winners of this award are not eligible for re-nomination.
School Sports Volunteer of the Year Award (Active Schools Angus)
This award aims to recognise the above and beyond commitment made to extra-curricular sport across Angus schools.
Sports Personality of the Year (sponsor pending)
This award aims to recognise the outstanding performance at a national level or above of an athlete during 2018 and has shown a high level of dedication and commitment.
Sports Personality of the Year Award for People with a Disability
(Angus Disability Sport and Special Olympics)
This award aims to recognise an individual with a physical, sensory or learning disability who has shown a reasonable level of commitment and dedication towards sporting competition during 2018.
Young Sports Personality of the Year (sponsorship available)
This award aims to recognise the outstanding performance at a national level or above of a junior athlete during 2018 and has shown a high level of dedication and commitment.
Club of the Year (Angus Community Sports Hubs)
This award is open to clubs or groups at all levels within the sporting community and requires elements of achievement in competitions/leagues, areas of club development, successful funding applications and new projects during 2018.
Team of the Year (sponsorship available)
This award applies to a voluntary sports team taking part in a sporting discipline, individual sport or event where they have demonstrated success and development in their team performance during 2018.
To be eligible for an ANGUSalive Sports Award the nominee must have involvement in a sport recognised by sportscotland.
Nominations for the ANGUSalive Sports Award 2018 can be completed and submitted on-line at www.angusalive.scot/sportsawards.
Completed nominations should be returned to AASportsAwards@angusalive.scot or posted to ANGUSalive Sports Awards, Head Office, William Wallace House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar. DD8 1WH, by Midnight on Monday 7 January 2019.
If you have any queries please contact us: AASportsAwards@angusalive.scot | 01307 492600
The awards ceremony takes place on Friday 8 March 2019 and the nominations close at 5pm, Monday 7 January 2019. Early bird tickets for the awards can be purchased online from Tuesday 8 January 2019 with full price tickets on sale 23 January.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, For more information on sponsorship please get in touch with the team at AASportsAwards@angusalive.scot or call 01307 492600.
ANGUSalive (SC046133) is the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus and has been operating since December 2015.