11 March 2019
Sporting stars from across Perth and Kinross were hailed as champions at the 2018 P&K Sports Awards ceremony, held on Friday 8th March at Dewars Centre.
The awards, sponsored by Thorntons and run in partnership by Live Active Leisure and P&K Sports Council, saw Olympic Swimmer, Stephen Milne, named the overall Sports Personality of the Year with a further eleven young athletes, coaches and teams heralded as winners in their categories – including Freya Howgate as the Small City, Big Personality Disability Sports Person of the Year.
Milne had an outstanding 2018, starting the year with a Bronze and Gold at the British Championships, followed by two medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April. Selection for the European Games in Glasgow saw more success as he won Gold as part of the 4 x 200m relay and bronze in the mixed equivalent.
He was one of three finalists in the titular category, and saw off competition from fellow Commonwealth Games swimmer, Scott McLay, and World Junior Silver medallist, Curler, Robin Brydone.
The guest speaker for the evening was one of Scotland’s most accomplished international athletes, Eilidh Doyle. Eilidh, with an overall tally of 17 major international podium places, the latest – a silver won the weekend before at the European Indoor Championships - received a standing ovation from the 140 guests in attendance following her passionate, insightful and inspiring speech.
2018 Sports Personality of the Year, sponsored by Thorntons (trophy presented by Bruce Renfrew)
2018 Young Male Sports Personality of the Year, sponsored by Alison Wilson
2018 Young Female Sport Personality of the Year, sponsored by Alison Wilson
2018 Disability Sports Person of the Year, sponsored by Small City, Big Personality (Trophy presented by Holly Macdonald)
2018 Team of the Year, sponsored by Springfield Properties (Trophy presented by Provost Melloy)
2018 School Team of the Year, sponsored by Active Schools (Trophy presented by Kirsty Eadie)
2018 Official of the Year, sponsored by The Perth Gift Card (Trophy presented by Richard Gray)
2018 Club of the Year, sponsored by Steve Brown Electrical (Trophy presented by Bobby Munro)
2018 Coach of the Year, sponsored by Sprinterz (Trophy presented by Eilidh Doyle)
2018 Young Coach of the Year, sponsored by T'Go Creative (Trophy presented by Gary Paterson)
2018 Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by Perth Trophy Shop (Trophy presented by Shona Watt)
2018 George Mortimer Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Perth & Kinross Sports Council (Trophy presented by David Taylor)