Kinross-shire athletes are to the fore at awards

Anthony Drew, Peter Ross, John Ross and David Munro.
Anthony Drew, Peter Ross, John Ross and David Munro.

The Perth & Kinross Sports Awards 2016 ceremony was dominated by Kinross-shire winners.

Milnathort’s Laura Muir took the top award as the Live Active Leisure Sports Person of the Year Award for 2016.

Perth Provost Liz Grant welcomed individual and team nominees along with volunteers, coaches, Live Active staff and parents to the prestigious evening before handing over to hostess Nicola Martin who introduced the awards and their sponsors.

Laura Muir was unable to be present in person to receive her award as she was running at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

The Perth Trophy Shop Volunteer of the Year Award was jointly won by Anthony Drew and John Ross of Kinross-shire Cricket Club for their many hours spent converting a portacabin into a functioning club house on the shores of Loch Leven.

The Tactran Coach of the Year went to Peter Ross of Kinross-shire Cricket Club for his various roles with schools, clubs and junior national squad players.

The Live Active Sports Development Event of the Year was won by the Scottish Open Volleyball Tournament, the brainchild of Kinross Volleyball Club’s Dave Munro, now in its 31st year and the biggest volleyball tournament in the UK attracting over 100 teams from around the UK and Europe.

As well as the winners listed above there were also local runners-up with the Kinross Under 16 Boys’ Volleyball Team just missing out on the Small City Big Personality Team of the Year Award to Curling’s Team Kinnear.

Ola Stanton of the Kinross Otters’ Swimming Club was runner up in the Alison Wilson Junior Female Sports’ Person of the Year.

The evening highlighted the amazing amount of hours spent by dedicated volunteers and athletes.

A spokesman for the awards said: “Perth & Kinross Council deserve congratulations for the recognition they give to local sportsmen and women.”