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Celebrating Sport Awards are back!

West Lothian Council Active Schools and Community Sport are delighted to announce the Celebrating Sport Awards 2018!

This is an exciting opportunity to put the local sporting community back into the limelight and celebrate the outstanding efforts, successes and achievements of coaches, officials, athletes and volunteers.

West Lothian Council invite you to nominate individuals and organisations who, in your opinion, have achieved success in sport in the year from 1st September to 2017 to 31st August 2018.

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 2017/18. 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 Friday 12th October.  No additional information will be accepted after this date.  This is to ensure a consistent and fair review process. 

Categories 

Sports Person Award

Awarded to a West Lothian athlete in recognition of their achievements and performance during the period 1st Sep 2017 to 31st August 2018.

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

May have represented Great Britain at International level competition (including disability sport)

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to put the local sporting community back into the limelight and celebrate the outstanding efforts, successes and achievements of coaches, officials, athletes and volunteers.

Nominate here

Please note the deadline for submissions is Friday 12th of October 2018.

Celebrating Sport will take place at Linlithgow Burgh Halls on 29th November 2018.

If you have any further questions about nominating or about Celebrating Sport please contact Senior Active Schools and Community Sport Coordinator Sheila McEwan e:Sheila.McEwan@westlothian.gov.uk m:07810 417205