Sport awards open to Aberdeenshire

People in Aberdeenshire are being urged to get their nominations in for their local sporting heroes.

Nominations include young coach, community coach, development coach, performance coach, young person’s coach, disability coach, technical official, young volunteer, and volunteer.

Louise Martin CBE, Chair of sportscotland, said: “We recognise that coaches, officials, and volunteers in sport are invaluable, and without their dedication week-in week-out, Scottish sport would struggle to exist.

“The majority of these dedicated individuals give up their own free time to help develop and support the next generation of sporting talent.

“Sportscotland is delighted to be staging these awards and we urge you to nominate someone who goes above and beyond to help inspire people to be the best they can be.”

For more information on any of the ward categories, or to download an entry form, go to www.sportscotland.org.uk/COVawards.

Interviews with last year’s winners is also available on the website.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, October 11, and the winners will be announced later this year.

Winners will receive a trophy, certificate, and £300 towards their development.

200 applications flooded in from across the Scotland for last year’s awards.