Peter and Amy say 'get nominating' for this year's Sports Awards

Sports Awards 2016

Winning is "really encouraging"

Speaking at the launch of this year’s event, Peter, whose Walking Football Team took the Senior Team of the Year title, said winning last year was “really encouraging”. He said: “It’s great fun playing in the Walking Football and it’s good to be recognised. I’d certainly encourage everyone to get voting this year.”

Amy won Coach of the Year

Amy, who coaches rugby and won Coach of Year said: “I was quite young and it felt like a big achievement. It makes what you are doing worthwhile and it’s nice to get a reward.”

The categories

You can vote for:

  • Senior Sports Personality
  • Junior Sports Personality
  • Senior Team Award
  • Junior Team Award
  • Coach of the Year
  • Service to Local Sport
  • Volunteer of the Year

How to nominate

Pick up a form from leisure centres, libraries and swimming pools. Please return entries at these locations also. Alternatively, you can email:

You can also download the nomination form at:

Closing date

The closing date for nominations is on Friday 5 August. The winners will be announced at a special event on Friday 7 October at the Lasswade Centre.

Amy, who is part of the Modern Apprentice Programme run by Midlothian Council in partnership with Scottish Rugby Union, added: “Get voting. Being nominated really makes people feel good about themselves and that makes a huge difference.”

3 Jun 2016