South Lanarkshire Disability Sport held their annual Disability Sports Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20 April 2017. The event was held at Palace Sports Grounds in Hamilton with a great turnout of supporters of the branch from athletes to sponsors, Local Authority partners, councillors, provosts and many more.
The afternoon was hugely successful with some great speakers including Scottish and GB Table Tennis player Euan McLaughlin and World Champion Boccia player Stephen McGuire. Both speakers inspired the audience with their achievements and journeys in sport which was a fantastic starter to the Awards Ceremony.
It was encouraging to see the success of disability sport in South Lanarkshire and all the achievements of the award winners and runners up. A special mention must go to Millar Stoddart who won the Service to Sport Award. Millar has been involved with South Lanarkshire Disability Sport since the branch formed in 2001 as secretary and latterly as Chairman. Well done to everyone who was nominated or won an award – a full list of the award winners is below. Thank you to South Lanarkshire Disability Sport for hosting another successful awards afternoon
Sports Award Winners 2017
JUNIOR MALE SPORTS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR – Nathan Fleetwod
JUNIOR FEMALE SPORTS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR – Shiona McClafferty
ADULT MALE SPORTS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR – Andrew Harrison
ADULT FEMALE SPORTS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR – Diane Gillan
COACH OF THE YEAR – John Gardiner
CLUB OF THE YEAR – Claremont Colts
JUNIOR TEAM OF THE YEAR – Lanark Grammar Learning Disability Football Team
OUTSTANDING SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Stephen McGuire
SERVICE TO SPORT – Millar Stoddart