Angus Council Sports Development Team are looking for the County’s sporting stars to step into the spotlight at their annual sports awards ceremony taking place in March this year.
Nomination forms are available now with athletes, players, coaches, friends and family encouraged to submit forms for consideration by the selection panel.
Launched in 1996 these awards have been a resounding success and have raised awareness of sporting strengths in the county – from top amateur golfers and shooters, to swimmers and horse riders through to the hundreds of local volunteers, coaches, officials and administrators, who give of their time to support these budding sporting champions and provide valuable opportunities for athletes of all levels to participate regularly in their chosen activity through the many sports clubs across Angus.
Angus Council Sports Development Team is looking to honour the commitment, achievements and dedication of all these individuals and teams at all levels of sport across Angus.
The Angus Sports Awards 2011 in association with Angus Ahead will take place on Tuesday 6th March 2012 in the Reid Hall, Forfar. Angus Ahead is the area’s marketing campaign set up to fly the flag for the county at home and abroad.
Radio Tay is again showing their support for the Angus Sports Awards by hosting and broadcasting the event.
Cllr Colin Brown commented “I would encourage as many people as possible to provide nominations for the Angus Sports Awards so that we can celebrate the achievements of local sports people, coaches, administrators and volunteers across Angus. The county is clearly rich with sporting talent assisted by the continued support of the willing and eager volunteers who give up their spare time to sporting activities in the local area. Angus Council Sports Development Team believes that this should be recognised and rewarded and we look forward to another fantastic evening in March”
Nominations are required in six categories:
• Sports Personality of the Year
• Young Sports Personality of the Year
• Coach of the Year
• Service to Sport Award
• Team of the Year
• Sports Personality of the Year Award for People with a Disability.
To be eligible for an Angus Sports Award the nominee must be an Angus resident, must have amateur status and must compete in a sport recognised by sportscotland. For the Service to Sport award the nominee must be an Angus resident and, for the purposes of this award, must not be a competitor or performer.
Nominations for the Angus Sports Awards 2011, in association with Angus Ahead, can be completed and submitted on-line at www.angusahead.com/asa and forms are also available from all Angus Council leisure facilities, ACCESS offices, libraries and museums.
Completed nominations should be returned to Laura Baxter, Angus Council Sports Development Team, The Yard, Queenswell Road, Forfar, DD8 3JA by 5pm on Friday 10th February 2012.
For further information and nomination forms please contact:
Laura Baxter on (01307) 474243 or e-mail - BaxterLC@angus.gov.uk