Forth Valley Disability Sport - Awards 2016

Forth Valley Disability Sport Awards will recognise the commitment, achievement and contribution that our athletes, coaches, volunteers and clubs have made to our community in Forth Valley in 2016, in the following categories:

Coach Awards
  • Community Coach – Participation
    Sponsor TBC
  • Community Coach – Development
    Sponsor TBC

Volunteer Awards
  • Volunteer of the Year
    Sponsored by Falkirk Council
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
    Sponsored by Falkirk Council

Club Award
  • Club of the Year
    Sponsored by Cameron Trophies
Athlete Awards
  • The Blair Forbes Junior Sports Person of the Year
    Sponsored by Clackmannanshire Sports Council
  • Senior Sports Person of the Year
    Sponsored by Stirling Council

Other Awards
  • Services of Sport – The David Lawrie Award
    Sponsored TBC
  • Achievement Award
    Sponsored TBC
  • Newcomver
    Sponsored TBC

Nomination Criteria

Any individual nominated must be resident in Forth Valley (Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk) or a member of a club affiliated to Forth Valley Disability Sport. Clubs nominated must be affiliated to Forth Valley Disability Sport.

The sporting year is defined as the year prior to the closing date for nominations. The closing date for nominations is Wednesday, 25th January 2017.

The award winners and shortlisted nominations will be at the discretion of the awards selection panel and their decision will be final.

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Monday, 20th February 2017 at The Stirling Albert Hall, Albert Place, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2QL where shortlisted nominees and 2 guests will be invited to attend.p>

Awards Categories

Coach Awards
  • Community Coach of the Year – Participation
    This award will be made to a coach who:
    • has supported the development of athletes or teams
    • has significantly increased the sporting opportunities available and participation levels within their community
    • has created a safe and enjoyable environment for participation
  • Community Coach of the Year – Development
    Development Coach of the Year will be awarded to the coach who, by using a player centred approach has:
    • been responsible for identifying and nurturing talent
    • ensured that athletes or teams with emerging talent have made an impact at district, regional or national level

Volunteer Awards
  • Volunteer of the Year
    This award will be made to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to their club, in recognition of their commitment this year. They will have:
    • worked in any aspect of their club without them the club would not be the same
    • given up a substantial amount of time to volunteer in sport
    • been an inspiration and positive role model for participants and peers
  • Young Volunteer of the YearThis award will be made to a volunteer aged 25 years or younger who has made an outstanding contribution to their club, in recognition of their commitment this year. They will have:
    • worked in any aspect of their club without them the club would not be the same
    • given up a substantial amount of time to volunteer in sport
    • been an inspiration and positive role model for participants and peers
Athlete Awards
  • The Blair Forbes Junior Sports Person of the Year
    This award will recognise the leading young sports person with a disability aged 18 years and under who has excelled in any sport in the last year.
  • Senior Sports Person of the Year
    This award will recognise the leading sports person with a disability over the age of 18 years who has excelled in any sport in the last year.

Other Awards
  • Service to Sport – The David Lawrie Award
    This award recognises individuals who have played an active role in the development of Forth Valley Disability Sport in any capacity whatsoever.

    Length of service as an SDS volunteer is an aspect that will be taken into consideration in determining appropriate recipients.
  • Achievement Award
    These will be awarded to any sports person with a disability who has demonstrated exceptional qualities of sportsmanship, determination, commitment, leadership, achievement that single him/her out from the others during the past year. And has been involved in disability sport for over 2 years.
  • Newcomer Award
    Similar to above however this award is for individuals who have been involved in a specific sport for less than 2 years.

Club Award
  • Club of the YearThe club that will receive this award will have demonstrated that:
    • they have significantly increased the sporting opportunities available and participation levels
    • they have increased the competition opportunities available to their athletes with disabilities
    • they have provided their volunteers and coaches will training opportunities
    • they have identified and nurtured athletes to allow them to further develop.
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