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Celebrating Sport 2014

Published Thursday 29th May 14

Nominations are invited for sports awards 2014

Celebrating Sport 2014 is an Awards Ceremony organised by East Lothian Council to recognise and to celebrate the achievements of many of the sportspeople and sports clubs within East Lothian. We are pleased to announce enjoyleisure as sponsors of this event.  

Winners of the Coaching and Volunteering categories will automatically be put forward for the sportscotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards 2014 and be in with a chance of winning a national award for their achievements.  

The achievements of some of our sports people are truly inspiring with success being obtained at county, regional and international level.

Award categories and criteria 

Nominations are invited from an individual or organisation wishing to nominate from the categories listed below. Nominees must be shown to have made an outstanding contribution to their sport between 1 September 2013 and 8th August 2014. 

An independent panel will judge the nominations received. The closing date for nominations is Friday 15 August 2014 with no nominations being accepted after this time. All shortlisted finalists will be invited to a celebratory dinner in East Lothian on Friday 3 October. 

One nomination form is required for each nomination.  

The organisers reserve the right to check the validity of the information given.

Award categories

1.     Sports Person of the Year  - make a nomination 

  • An individual who has made significant progress or achieved particular success in their sporting field.
  • An individual who has exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a big difference to a team.
  • Someone who is a clear leader in his/her particular sport or activity and sets a good example to others.
  • Nominees must meet at least one of the following: East Lothian Resident or a member of an East Lothian Club.  

2.     Young Sports Person of the Year   - make a nomination

  • Someone aged 18 or under on 31st August 2013, who has made significant progress or achieved particular success in their field of sport.
  • Someone who is a clear leader in his/her particular sport or activity.
  • Someone who has exceeded expectations or has made a big difference to a team.
  • Someone who has set a good example to others.
  • Nominees must meet at least one of the following: East Lothian Resident or a member of an East Lothian Club.  

3.     Sports Person with a Disability of the Year   - make a nomination

  • An individual who has made significant progress or achieved particular success in the field of disability sport.
  • An individual who has exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a big difference to a team.
  • Someone who is a clear leader in his/her particular sport or activity and sets a good example to others.
  • Nominees must meet at least one of the following: East Lothian Resident or a member of an East Lothian Club. 

4.     Volunteer of the Year (over 25 years)   - make a nomination

  • This award will be made to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to their school/club, in recognition of their commitment this year.
  • Has worked in any aspect of their club/school – without them the club/school would not be the same.
  • Has given up a substantial amount of time to volunteer in sport.
  • Has been an inspiration and positive role model for participants and peers.  

5.     Young Volunteer of the Year (under 25 years)   - make a nomination

  • This award will be made to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to their school/club, in recognition of their commitment this year.
  • Has worked in any aspect of their club/school – without them the club/school would not be the same.
  • Has given up a substantial amount of time to volunteer in sport.
  • Has been an inspiration and positive role model for participants and peers.    

6.     Team of the Year   - make a nomination

  • A club team that has achieved success or competed at a consistently high level throughout the year.
  • Teams must either have a home venue, pitch, clubhouse or regular use of a facility within East Lothian.
  • This applies to both professional and amateur/community status and all age groups.  

7.     Development Coach of the Year - make a nomination

  • This award will be made to a coach who, by using a player-centred approach, has ensured that athletes or teams with emerging talent have made an impact at district, regional or national level.
  • Has adopted a player-centred approach to coaching
  • Has been responsible for identifying and nurturing talent in line with the sport’s long term player development model
  • Has coached athletes or teams who have made an impact at district, regional or national level which may include a significant improvement in performance, although not necessarily the winning of titles.  

8.     Performance Coach of the Year   - make a nomination

  • This award will be made to a coach working with athletes and teams at the highest level in their sport.  The award looks for evidence of player-centred development leading to successful performance at the highest level of Scottish, UK or international sport.
  • Has adopted a player-centred approach to coaching
  • Has made a difference to the performance of an athlete or team based on resources available to them
  • Has coached athletes or teams who have delivered a successful performance at the highest level of Scottish, UK or international sport.   

9.     Community Coach of the Year - make a nomination  

  • This award will be made to a coach who has supported the development of athletes or teams, who are in the main over the age of 18, and has significantly increased the sporting opportunities available and participation levels within, their community.
  • Has delivered regular quality coaching sessions to a group or to individual athletes
  • Created a safe and enjoyable environment for participation.
  • Has demonstrated innovative practice in their coaching.  

10.   Sports Club of the Year - make a nomination  

  • This award recognises a club who have made a significant improvement over the period in areas which could include school to club links and performance pathways.
  • The club may have achieved in a number of leagues and competitions as well as offering alternative activities.
  • The club should demonstrate a commitment to encourage new members, coaches and volunteers and have a significant impact on the local community.  

11.   Primary School Contribution to PE and Community Sport - make a nomination  

  • For a Primary School that has demonstrated a positive impact on the community through sport.
  • Shows high quality and innovation in the delivery of PE and/or displays a commitment to developing opportunities for pupils through school teams. 

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