Zoe Rennie
Zoe Rennie who picked up
Young Sports Personality of the Year at the
ANGUSalive Sports Awards 2017, held in March this year

ANGUSalive Sports Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Published: Monday 26 November 2018

With the aim of celebrating sporting success throughout Angus, the ANGUSalive Sports Awards 2018 is once again looking to recognise the achievements of sporting individuals and teams across Angus.

Nomination forms are available now online at www.angusalive.scot/sportsawards with athletes, players, coaches, friends and family encouraged to submit forms for consideration by the independent selection panel. The awards ceremony takes place on Friday 8 March 2019 and the nominations close at 5pm, Monday 7 January 2019. The awards aim to support local sporting talent and create an evening of celebration, recognising the hard work of many athletes, teams, coaches and volunteers.

Each year the awards have continued to raise the profile of sporting champions from those who compete and achieve individual successes to those who support promising sporting talent of all levels and those who enable valuable opportunities for athlete participation through the many sports clubs and initiatives across Angus. Previous award winners have included champions in swimming, athletics, basketball and football through to local volunteers, coaches and officials - many of which have gone on to enjoy worldwide success, competing at Commonwealth and Olympic levels.

Last year's Sports Personality of the Year Gemma Lumsdaine, was selected for the GB talent squad, training with the GB Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby squad this focusses on preparing athletes for consideration for the GB elite team. She went on to win silver in the Women's Cup in Paris playing for a European Select team.

Gemma Lumsdaine, winner of the Sports Personality of the Year award 2017, commented:

"It is an incredible honour to have won Sports Personality of the Year especially with such tough competition. As a disabled athlete, to be recognised in a mainstream category is huge and shows just how inclusive the ANGUSalive Sports Awards are."

Jordan Young, Sports Awards Team, ANGUSalive commented:

"Nominate now and help ANGUSalive celebrate the achievements of local sports people, coaches, administrators and volunteers across Angus. ANGUSalive wants you to help us to recognise and reward these sporting achievers. Our team will be visiting sites throughout Angus as part of the ANGUSalive Sports Awards Roadshow, starting at Forfar Community Campus on Monday 3 December. Our team will also be at Arbroath Sports Centre on 4 December, Montrose Sports Centre on Thursday 6 December and Carnoustie Sports Centre on Wednesday 12 December. Our Roadshow will conclude at Forbes of Kingennie one of our Coach of the Year Award sponsor on Thursday 13 December. Come and meet the team, some previous winners and get advice on how to complete the nominations form."

Nominations are required in nine categories:

Individual Awards

Club Volunteer of the Year Award (sponsor pending)

This award aims to recognise an individual within any role who has made a positive impact within a specific club role in 2018.

Coach of the Year (Forbes of Kingennie)

This award aims to recognise the achievements and commitment of a sports coach throughout 2018; nominations for this award apply to coaches at all levels.

Outstanding Commitment Award (Dundee & Angus College)

This award aims to recognise someone's longevity in a role or number of roles within the sporting community, who has demonstrated an exceptional contribution over a number of years. Nominees must not be a performer/ competitor. Former winners of this award are not eligible for re-nomination.

School Sports Volunteer of the Year Award (Active Schools Angus)

This award aims to recognise the above and beyond commitment made to extra-curricular sport across Angus schools.

Sports Personality of the Year (sponsor pending)

This award aims to recognise the outstanding performance at a national level or above of an athlete during 2018 and has shown a high level of dedication and commitment.

Sports Personality of the Year Award for People with a Disability (sponsors pending)

This award aims to recognise an individual with a physical, sensory or learning disability who has shown a reasonable level of commitment and dedication towards sporting competition during 2018.

Young Sports Personality of the Year (sponsor pending)

This award aims to recognise the outstanding performance at a national level or above of a junior athlete during 2018 and has shown a high level of dedication and commitment.

Group Awards

Club of the Year (Angus Community Sport Hubs)

This award is open to clubs or groups at all levels within the sporting community and requires elements of achievement in competitions/leagues, areas of club development, successful funding applications and new projects during 2018.

Team of the Year (sponsors pending)

This award applies to a voluntary sports team taking part in a sporting discipline, individual sport or event where they have demonstrated success and development in their team performance during 2018.

To be eligible for an ANGUSalive Sports Award the nominee must have involvement in a sport recognised by sportscotland. 

Nominations for the ANGUSalive Sports Award 2018 can be completed and submitted on-line at www.angusalive.scot/sportsawards.

Completed nominations should be returned to AASportsAwards@angusalive.scot or posted to ANGUSalive Sports Awards, Head Office, William Wallace House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar. DD8 1WH, by Midnight on Monday 7 January 2019.

If you have any queries please contact us: AASportsAwards@angusalive.scot | 01307 492600

Early bird tickets for the awards can be purchased online from Tuesday 8 January 2019 with full price tickets on sale 23 January.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, For more information on sponsorship please get in touch with the team at AASportsAwards@angusalive.scot or call 01307 492600.

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