South Ayrshire Sports Awards 2019

We are currently accepting nominations.

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This year’s Awards Evening will be held on Tuesday 29th Oct at Ayr Town Hall at 7pm. These annual awards not only give you the opportunity to highlight and recognise both junior and senior sporting achievements, but also allow recognition to the invaluable voluntary contribution from the parent helper/coach/official. Open to all residents or club members within South Ayrshire.

Closing date: Wednesday 18th September 2019.

Awards and Criteria

  • Sports Personality of the Year:
    Presented to a Sportsperson who has made an outstanding sporting achievement or performance during 2017/18.
  • Junior Sports Personality:
    (16 years & under on 14th September 2018)
  • Sports Team of the Year:
    Presented to a Sports Team which has displayed a significant sporting achievement or performance during 2017/18.
  • Junior Sports Team:
    (16 years & under on 14th September 2018).
  • Junior Sports Team:
    (16 years & under on 14th September 2018).
  • Coach of the Year:
    (over 25yrs) The Candidate must be a coach aged 26 years or more who has made a voluntary contribution to a local sports club/group in 2017/18.
  • Sue McClure Trophy - Young Achiever of the Year:
    Award in recognition for a young person with “Dedication, Determination and Discipline”.
  • Provost’s Trophy – Club of the Year:
    Presented to a Club, which has displayed a significant improvement in Club Development. Examples of criteria are as follows: introduced new junior section, significantly increased number of qualified coaches or officials, produced a Club Development Plan, introduced ‘Volunteer Induction’ programme or increased disability awareness or inclusion. SASC
  • Local Service to Sport - Lifetime Achievement:
    Presented to an individual, administrator, coach or official who has made a voluntary contribution to local sport, over a lengthy period of time. The individual must be associated with a sport, activity or voluntary organisation recognised by sportscotland.
  • Sports Volunteer of the Year (over 25yrs):
    This award will be made to a volunteer aged 26 years or more who:
    • Has made an outstanding contribution to their club/group
    • Has given up a substantial amount of time to volunteer in sport
    • Has been an inspiration and positive role model for participants and peers.
  • Young Volunteer of the Year (under 25yrs):
    Presented to a volunteer aged 25 years or under who:
    • Has made an outstanding contribution to their club/group
    • Has given up a substantial amount of time to volunteer in sport
    • Has been an inspiration and positive role model for participants and peers.
  • Performance Development Coach of the Year:
    This award will be made to a coach who, by using a player-centred approach, has ensured that athletes or teams with emerging talent 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.)
  • Young coach of the year (under 25 yrs):
    Presented to a coach aged 25 years or younger who invested in their development as a coach undertaking continuous professional development opportunities and has helped their athletes or teams reach their potential by dedicated support and innovative practice in their coaching.
  • Technical official of the year:
    This award recognises the hard work and dedication that referees, umpires and match officials make to the competition structure in their sport. Presented to an official who has:
    • Demonstrated outstanding officiating commitment to their sport
    • Officiated at either local, regional, national or international level
    • Invested time and energy in their development as an official, undertaking continuous professional development opportunities
    • Been an inspiration and positive role model for participants and peers
  • Community project of the Year award:
    Presented to a club, group or organisation who have run a project that has significantly impacted their local sporting community.

(*Awards sponsored by South Ayrshire Sports Council)