Support your local heroes through the South Ayrshire Sports Awards

 10 August 2018  |  

The 2017 Sports Personality of the Year was Jack Dickson.

The 2017 Sports Personality of the Year was Jack Dickson.

Nominations to recognise outstanding sporting achievement from across South Ayrshire are now open. The annual South Ayrshire Sports Awards take place on Tuesday, 30 Oct at Ayr Town Hall.

The South Ayrshire Sports Awards give sports clubs the opportunity to highlight and recognise sporting talent but also recognise the invaluable voluntary contribution from parent helpers, coaches and officials. The 13 awards incorporate categories from the South Ayrshire Sports Council and sportscotland's South Ayrshire Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering.

Among the categories for this year's event are Sports Personality of the Year, Junior Sports Personality, Coach of the Year, Sports Volunteer of the Year, and Local Service to Sport - Lifetime Achievement.

Councillor Brian McGinley, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said, "With hundreds of people contributing to South Ayrshire's sporting community on a weekly basis these awards are a fitting way to recognise their ongoing hard work and dedication.

"While inspirational sporting achievement plays a starring role we're also shining a light on the people who volunteer and coach our young people, withan army of people helping to put our athletes on the map each and every day.

"If you know someone you feel should be recognised I'd urge you to make your nomination today and help bring the 2018 awards to life."

The 2017 Sports Personality of the Year was Jack Dickson. Jack won Gold at the mixed doubles at the Special Olympics and two Gold medals at the LD National Tennis Championships in Nottingham. Speaking last year, Jack said the award had been another personal highlight, "To have been recognised as the Sports Personality of the Year was a great way to round off a brilliant year."

To be part of the event this year, make your nomination here by Friday, 14 September 2018.