The winners celebrate their success
People of all ages from across South Ayrshire have been recognised at the annual South Ayrshire Sports Awards. 17 awards were handed out at the ceremony which highlights the sporting achievements of athletes, coaches, volunteers as well as officials.
The prestigious Sports Team of the Year award went to South Ayrshire Gymnastics Club. Linda Kelly, Development Coach at the club said: "South Ayrshire Gymnastics Club is delighted to be named winners in the Sports Team of the Year category. All our gymnasts have worked so hard over the past year.
Alan Todd from Ayr Lawn Tennis club picked up the Local Services to Sport award and feels his efforts are really paying off. Alan said: "it's great to see so many accomplished youngsters in South Ayrshire.'
Byron Stericker from Ayrshire Swim Team was the winner of Performance Coach of the Year. He said: "I was delighted to receive the award which added to a very successful season for me and South Ayrshire Swim Team and the recognition from the Sports Council is inspiring."
The theme for this year's awards was 'Celebrating Local Success' and clubs highlighted their success in a presentation slide show.
Chris Carlyle, Chairman South Ayrshire Sports Council said: "I would like congratulate all of this year's winners, once again the standard was extremely high and the judging was not easy. I would like to thank everyone that has been involved in organising this ceremony which celebrates the successes of our sports stars."
South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie said: "These awards acknowledge our sporting successes but also highlight the wealth of experience we have in South Ayrshire which helps local sportsmen and women achieve their sporting ambitions. Well done to the winners and everyone that was up for an award"
South Ayrshire Sports Council Sports Awards 2015 – Winners
Sports Personality of the Year
Rachel Hunter - Ayr Seaforth Athletics Club
Junior Sports Personality (16 years & under)
Erin Robertson – South Ayrshire Swim Team
Sports Team of the Year
12 year + Team – South Ayrshire Gymnastics Club
Junior Sports Team (16 years & under)
South Ayrshire TTC Juniors
Coach of the Year
Alan Nisbet - Ayr Basketball Club
Sports Volunteer of the Year
Janey McCreath - South Ayrshire Swim Team
Young Achiever of the Year
Owen Gibbons – Ayr Basketball Club
Provost's Trophy – Club of the Year
Glenburn Miners Welfare Football Club
Local Service to Sport
Alan Todd – Ayr Lawn Tennis Club
South Ayrshire Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards 2015 - Winners
Young Person's Coach of the Year
Jim Dewar – South Ayrshire Table Tennis Club
Community Coach of the Year
Robert Carter - Burakudo Shotokan Karate Club
Development Coach of the Year
Laura Nisbet - Ayr Basketball Club
Performance Coach of the Year
Byron Stericker – South Ayrshire Swim Team
Young Coach of the Year
Kirstin Kirkland- South Ayrshire Gymnastics Club
Technical Official of the year
Ricky Taylor- Ayr Seaforth Athletics Club
Volunteer of the Year (over 25yrs)
Andrew Clegg –Badminton (Active Schools)
Young Volunteer of the Year (U.25 yrs)
Alison Leckie – Active Schools