Top in sport honoured at AGM

Disability Sport made the awards
Disability Sport made the awards

GLENROTHES people were among those honoured at Disability Sport Fife’s annual general meeting, reports MIKE DELANEY.

The meeting, the 34th in the organisation’s history, was held at Fife Institute.

Access awards went to Allan Robertson and Kenny Dow and the Leslie Inglis Trophy for swimmer of the year to Lucy Walkup.

Craig Smith took the Aileen Harper award for most improved swimmer and Wilma Catignani, was one of the coaches of the year for her work in table-tennis and multi-sports.

Special awards for commitment to DSF were presented to Margaret Robson, a Glenrothes Amateur Swimming Club official, and Dave Sellar, a retired staff member at the Fife Sports Institute.

The late Frank Duffy, from Falkland, was inducted into the DSF Hall of Fame, where the organisation has now honoured 13 international athletes who have won a Paralympic silver medal or above.

The meeting was chaired by Leslie swimming veteran, Paul Noble, and President Richard Brickley, MBE, presented a review of the very successful past year and co-ordinated the presentation of the annual awards. Gavin Macleod, Scottish Disability Sport’s chief officer, was guest speaker and presenter of the awards to successful candidates with support from DSF administrator, Norma Buchanan.

Paul Noble, David Thomson and Alec Thorburn were returned as chairman, secretary and treasurer respectively for another term.