Waiyin Hatton wins the Lifetime Achievement Award
The South Ayrshire Sports Awards have just taken place. This annual event recognises sporting achievement, and rewards the often unsung heroes, who give up so much of their time for the love of sport.
It was a virtual ceremony this time round, but it was no less exciting, as our sporting community came together via laptops, phones and tablets to hear the results.
Millie Redford was named 'Sports Personality of the Year', for her gymnastic achievements. She represents Scotland, and in 2019 became the Scottish bar champion. Millie's main ambition is to compete in the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
The 'Lifetime Achievement Award' went to Waiyin Hatton. Waiyin is one of the founders of Ayrshire Sportsability, a charity established to promote, provide and encourage sporting opportunities for those with a disability in Ayrshire. The success of the charity over the past 20 years, is down to Waiyin's drive and passion.
Inspirational Ethan Rankin scooped an 'Outstanding Young People Award'. At only 4 years old, Ethan decided to cycle 100 miles for the NHS, only a week after taking his stabilisers off, he raised a fantastic £5,849!
Councillor Siobhian Brown, Economy and Culture Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "These awards recognise sporting talent, but also the army of volunteers and helpers who help to run and support our clubs.
"It's been a difficult time for those involved in sport since the start of the lockdown, so now more than ever, we need to celebrate their achievements and look to the future.
"Congratulations to all the winners and everyone involved in sport across South Ayrshire, I am sure 2021 will bring even more success."
To view all the winners go to http://www.activeschoolssa.co.uk/index.php/volunteers-3/rewarding-volunteers/