Inverclyde Sports Awards recognise local talent
It was another electric night at the Inverclyde Sports Personality awards in the Greenock Town Hall on Friday 12th May where awards were made covering a range of sports including swimming, tennis, football, backhold wrestling, karate and netball.
The awards were sponsored by West College Scotland, Inverclyde Council, Inverclyde Leisure, the Oak Mall Shopping Centre, Riverside Inverclyde, Morton in the Community, VA Business Solutions, Ogilvie Homes, sportscotland, Toast Promotional Products and O2 Greenock.
Oak Mall was proud to sponsor the Young Volunteer Category this year. In addition, Both of the Oak Mall football team partnerships were shortlisted in the Club Category - St. Andrews Boys Club and Ardgowan Football Development.
For the organisers, Chris Jewell said, ‘This was another great night with worthy winners, a great atmosphere and good food, all working together to recognise and acknowledge the place sport has in our lives but also the wealth of sporting talent locally. We are very grateful to our sponsors and those who organise these awards which takes a fair bit of hard work to bring about.’
The net proceeds of the awards evening will be returned to the community by providing grants available of aspiring local athletes across all sports in their aim of breaking through into national and international competitions.
The full list of award winners;
Senior Sports Personality of the Year – Paul Monaghan, athletics
Junior Sports Personality of the Year – Sophie Rorrison, backhold wrestling
Disabled Sports Personality of the Year - Isaac Dunning, swimming
Team of the Year – Fort Matilda Tennis Club gents’ first team
School Team of the Year – Notre Dame High School S1 netball team
Club of the year – St Andrews Boys Club, football
Coach of the Year – Jim Boyland, multi-sports
Young Volunteer of the Year – Elisha Hope, multi-sports
Adult Volunteer of the Year – Bill Haggerty, karate.