Friday May 27th 2016
Amy and Peter urge residents to get nominating in this year’s Sports Awards
They are testament that age is no barrier to sporting success. One of the youngest winners of last year’s Midlothian Sports Awards, 18-year-old Amy Sanderson has teamed up with the oldest winner, Peter Collins, 84, to encourage as many people as possible to nominate their own sporting heroes this year.
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, 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.”
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
The closing date form nominations is on Friday 7 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.”Tweet Share on Facebook