Bute groups nominated for sports awards

Iain McDonald (nominated in the 'Youth Coach of the Year' category) and members of Bute Junior Shinty (also nominated in the 'Club of the Year' category) met the Duke of Rothesay during a visit to Bute Fabrics in June 2016.
Iain McDonald (nominated in the 'Youth Coach of the Year' category) and members of Bute Junior Shinty (also nominated in the 'Club of the Year' category) met the Duke of Rothesay during a visit to Bute Fabrics in June 2016.

Members of the island's sporting community have been nominated in this year's Argyll and Bute Sports Awards.

Argyll and Bute Council has teamed up with sportscotland to host the awards and pay tribute to all the unsung local sporting heroes across the area.

Suzi Jackson has been nominated in the 'Service to Sport' category for her work with Bute Ladies Sport. The award for 'Service to Sport' is given in recognition of nominees’ outstanding contribution to sport in Argyll and Bute over a long period of time.

Bute Ladies Sport has also received a nomination alongside two other island groups in the category of 'Club of the Year'. Bute Shinty Club and Bute Junior Shinty are also up for the award which is presented to a sports club that has made a significant impact on or contribution to the development of sport in the community.

Nominated in the 'Community Coach of the Year' category is Chloe Nicole Aiken, who leads BCKA Kickboxing, while Bute Shinty Club's Iain McDonald has been nominated for 'Youth Coach of the Year'.

Molly McGregor has also received a nomination for Active Schools Volunteer for her work with Rothesay Academy's Active Schools programme.

The Council’s Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie said: “There are many people in our communities who go that extra mile for sports in their area and these awards are the perfect opportunity for their hard work and dedication to be acknowledged.

"In my eyes they are all already winners for giving up their time to try and make a difference. I wish them all the very best of luck on Friday."

The winners will be announced at 2pm on Friday, September 9 on the council's website: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/sportsawards