A Celebration of Sporting Excellence: Nomination Form

West Lothian Council invite you to nominate individuals and organisations who, in your opinion, have achieved success in sport in the year from 1 September to 2018 to 31 August 2019.

The Purpose of the Awards

The purpose of the event is to celebrate sporting achievement within West Lothian. Nominations are invited from the public to identify amateur and professional sports persons or volunteers who have excelled in their chosen field of endeavour during 2018/19. This could include coaches, competitors, administrators, helpers, teams, teachers, clubs and schools.

Please note only online submissions will be accepted on or before the closing date of Sunday 13 October 2019. No additional information will be accepted after this date. This is to ensure a consistent and fair review process.

This application form will not save data and as such we advise that you complete your information on a word document and then cut and paste into the form to ensure that you do not lose any information you have uploaded should the form time out.


Sports Person Award

Awarded to a West Lothian athlete in recognition of their achievements and performance during the period 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019.

May have represented Scotland at International level competition (including disability sport).

May have represented Great Britain at International level competition

May have achieved outstanding success at the highest level in their chosen sport.

Community Coach of the Year Award

This award will be made to a coach who has supported the development of athletes or teams in West Lothian and has significantly increased the sporting opportunities available and participation levels within their community.

Has regularly delivered quality coaching sessions to a group or to individual athletes.

Has created a safe and enjoyable environment for participation.

Has demonstrated innovative practice in their coaching.

Has coached athletes or teams who have made an impact at district, regional or national level which may include a significant improvement in performance, although not necessarily the winning of titles.

May have impacted on Disability Sport in West Lothian through inclusive coaching or Disability Sport specific coaching.

Contribution to School Sport Award

Awarded to a group or individual who has shown outstanding effort and contribution to encourage, develop and drive sport within a West Lothian school. 

Local Service to Sport Award

Awarded to an administrator, coach or official for their voluntary contribution to sport. This does not have to be with the same sport or club.   Nominations should highlight the volunteer’s commitment and impact within the West Lothian Sporting Community.

Club of the Year Award

Nominations are invited from any West Lothian Council Accredited Club to:

  • Showcase how your club is a key feature of the local community.
  • Illustrate how your club is well-managed and any additional measures you take to make your club as accessible as possible.
  • Highlight the ways in which the club communicates with members, parents and the wider community, and provides support for the development of talented athletes, squads or coaches.
  • Provide examples of how the club values and recognises volunteers.
  • Provide information on any major success in terms of sponsorship, enterprise, competition, fundraising or club development.

Nomination Form

Please complete the following information. You cannot save the data in this form, all information needs to be uploaded at one time. *Denotes a required field.

Please indicate which award you are nominating for.*
Name of Individual, Team or Club Nominated*
Contact telephone number (parent if under 18)*
Nominee E-mail address:*
Date of Birth*
Name of team, organisation or club*

Name, phone number and email address of contact in case further information is required (e.g. team manager, coach or secretary)

Contact Name*
Contact phone number*
Additional E-mail address: *

Please relate the following information for the season 2018/19 (1st September to 2018 to 31st August 2019) unless nomination is for Local Service to Sport Award.

Competitions and other success/achievements for season 2018/19*
Level of regular commitment i.e. hours per week*
Details of any involvement with local community*
Details of any obstacles overcome*
Number of Years involved (total across a range of sports/activities for Local Service to Sport)*
In reference to the award criteria please state your main reason for nominating (please note that we require a minimum of at least 100 words, with a maximum of 300 words)*

Please give your details as a nominee sponsor (name, contact number and email address)

Sponsor Name*
Sponsor Contact Number*
Sponsor E-mail address:*

In order to help us with the profile of a potential finalist for the evening could you please upload a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 high resolution, landscape photographs in jpeg format. Should you require any further advice regarding this please contact glenn.marsters@westlothian.gov.uk.

Upload a File:*

Please ensure that the nominee(s) is aware of this nomination prior to submission.

Please note the deadline for submission is Sunday 13th October 2019. Thank you for taking the time to complete this nomination.

If you have any questions please email glenn.marsters@westlothian.gov.uk