Published 26 October 2018
Active residents have been recognised as the best of West Dunbartonshire’s sporting talent after being named as finalists in the 2018 Community Sports Awards.
The event – organised by West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust and West Dunbartonshire Council – celebrates sports participation, wellbeing and team spirit across the area.
This year a wide range of sporting disciplines will be recognised including football, gymnastics, martial arts, golf, water sports, Gaelic Football, Athletics and cricket.
Nominees include athletes, coaches, volunteers and sporting officials from local communities and clubs.
They will enjoy a glitzy ceremony in Clydebank Leisure Centre on Friday November 9th, where their amazing level of dedication for their sport will be rewarded. This year’s event will also celebrate the local, regional, national and international achievements of individuals and teams.
And there will be two inductees to the West Dunbartonshire Sports Hall of Fame too.
The 2018 nominees are as follows:
West Dunbartonshire Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
Lachie Stewart – Gold medal winner in the 1970 Commonwealth Games
John Nicolson – founder of D-UNIT Combat Sports and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gold medal winner at 2017 and 2018 European Championships
Coach of the Year
Jennifer Treacy – for work with Glasgow Gaels, Gaelic Football Team
Martin Granger – for coaching Osaka Kwai Judo Club
William Miller – for work with Dumbarton Riverside 2004s
Junior Sports Personality
Adam Richards - Kokusai Karate Kai
Grace Neeson -Dynamite Gymnastics Club
Oban Duncan – Powerboat
Skye McNicol - Dynamite Gymnastics Club
Sophie McNeil – Titan Judo Club
Senior Sports Personality
Ivan Lawrence - Vale of Leven Cricket club
Lorna McClymont - Scottish Golf Performance Academy
Luke Gray - D-UNIT Combat Sports Hub
Team of the Year
Drumchapel Amateurs Walking Football Club
Dumbarton Academy PE Department
Osaka Kwai Judo
St Martins Primary School
WD Gymnastics Club
Volunteer of the year
Cheryl Lappin - West Dunbartonshire Gymnastics Club
Laura Young – West Dunbartonshire Athletic Club Junior Section
Les Austin - Drumchapel Amateur Walking Football Club
Young coach of the year
Graham Reid - West Dunbartonshire Athletics Club
Jennifer Cuthbert - West Dunbartonshire Gymnastics Club
Joseph Timney - Titan Judo Club
Young Volunteer of the year
Braydon Downs – Christie Park Primary School
Cameron Shaw – Dumbarton United
The sports awards are supported by sportscotland, West College Scotland, Clyde Shopping Centre and West Dunbartonshire Club Sport.