Sports Volunteer Awards launched for the Queen’s Baton Relay

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Published Date: 

4 Jun 2014 - 15:04

Sports Volunteer Awards launched for the Queen’s Baton Relay

With the focus on sports this summer, Argyll and Bute Council and sportscotland are launching a sports volunteer award to recognise and thank local volunteer coaches for their work in communities across the area.

Councillor Robin Currie, Policy Lead for Community and Culture said:

“The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the achievements of the athletes who will take part are inspiring great interest in sport. 

Locally volunteers across Argyll and Bute are giving their time and expertise to help our young and not so young people enjoy living active lives and discover their sporting talent.

This Award scheme is about recognising the efforts of our sports volunteers and celebrating the success they are achieving in communities across Argyll and Bute.

Volunteers are at the heart of sport. Their enthusiasm and commitment create opportunities that benefit the lives of others.

If you know someone who has given up a substantial amount of time to volunteer in sport, and has been an inspiration for others in sport, nominating them for an award would be a great way to say thank you.”

There are two awards. Volunteer of the Year is for anyone aged 26 and over; Young Volunteer of the Year is for anyone aged up to 25.

Application forms are available from Leisure Centres, or from  The deadline for submission is Friday 27 June.

Winners of the Argyll and Bute Awards will be put forward for the national sportscotland awards later this year.

sportscotland is the national agency for sport and is committed to recognising coaches across the country for their achievements.  For more information on these national awards and what sportscotland is doing for coaching visit