26 Jul

Counts Down To 2018 ‘Scottish Sporting Oscars’ Deadline

Individuals, clubs and communities have just a few days left to nominate their own local heroes in two very important categories of the 2018 Team Scotland Awards.

Nominations for ‘Volunteer of the Year’ and ‘Community Hub, Club or School of the Year’ close on 31 July. Both awards are designed to recognise and reward the hard work of volunteers and coaches in our communities.

The Team Scotland Volunteer of the Year award will go to an individual at a local, regional national or international level as a Board member, senior Executive, volunteer or senior competitor (captaincy) level who has shown outstanding leadership capabilities over last 12 months by inspiring, building and leading a team and delivering positive change within their sport or across sports in accordance with principles of respect and integrity.

The Team Scotland Community Sport Hub, Club or School of the Year award will go to the group which has made the most progress and impact on their community over the last year in the areas of equalities and inclusion; people development; and collaboration and impact.

Eligible clubs are those which are members of a recognised Scottish governing body. Eligible Community Sport Hubs are those which are part of the sportscotland recognised network. Eligible schools are those who are part of sportscotland school sport Award programme.

In addition to the public nomination process, nominations will also be made by the sportscotland network of community sports hub operators, Active Schools coordinators and sportscotland schools and club development team.

Nominations for both categories are easy to make and can be made online.

Nominations for the remaining categories close on 27 August and can also be made online.

The top entries in each of the 13 categories will be shortlisted as finalists.

Winners will be announced at a gala Edinburgh ceremony celebrating Scotland’s greatest sporting achievements over the last year – including our best ever medal tally at an overseas Commonwealth Games – on 13 September.