SPOTY The Winners!
A thriving sporting community brings so many wonderful positives into the lives of everyone that stretch far beyond a healthy heart and taught abs! Joy at wins, team spirit, community pride and a reason to get out and celebrate when hard work and commitment pays off are just some of those reasons.
So it was with a huge sense of pride that Nicki stepped up for the second year to host the annual Perth and Kinross Sports Awards/SPOTY awards (Sports Personality of The Year) and announce many amazing and inspirational category wins.
Twelve outstanding awards were presented to clubs, individuals, teams and events that played an active role in the sporting life of Perth and Kinross from 1st January to 31st December 2016.
The winners are in Order they appear in our Gallery from top L-R:
- Alison Wilson Junior Female Sports Person of the Year - Holly Morrogh Bernard – Weightlifting
- Perth Trophy Shop Volunteer of the Year - Anthony Drew & John Ross
- WD Laing Garage Disability Sport Person of the Year Award - Joshua Rowe – Boccia
- Tactran Coach of the Year - Peter Ross – Cricket
- Alison Wilson Junior Male Sports Person of the Year - Scott McLay – Swimming
- Perth & Kinross Council, Official of the Year - Scott Milne – Swimming
- Small City, Big Personality Team of the Year - Team Kinnear – Curling
- Perth & Kinross Sports Council George Mortimer Lifetime Achievement Award - Thomas Edward Nicholson - Bowling
- Steve Brown Electrical Club of the Year - Salle Ossian - Fencing
- Active Schools School Team of the Year - Perth Academy Girls Football Team
- Live Active Leisure Sports Person of the Year Award - Laura Muir – Athletics
- Live Active Sports Development Event of the Year - Scottish Open Volleyball Tournament
Organised by Perth and Kinross Sports Council and Live Active Leisure almost 150 people attended the awards including school teams, volunteer coaches, individual sports men and women and community sporting events. The awards celebrated the achievements made between January and December 2016 and boy, was it some year to celebrate?
Our local athletes received much in the way of regional, British, European and international acclaim, with the Rio Olympics the highlight of the year. Stephen Milne won his first Olympic Medal and Laura Muir broke record upon record all year long!
They, alongside many others have become heroes to our local youngsters, raising the profile of sport and promoting the benefits of getting out there and joining in.
A MASSIVE well-done to all the winners, keep up the amazing work!
Thanks to all the amazing winners for providing us with these pictures of them in action!