Team Active Stirling Nominated for Three Scottish Sports Future Awards
15/02/2020


Three team members from Active Stirling have been shortlisted for the Scottish Sports Future Awards 2020, with the awards ceremony taking place on Friday 28 February at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.
 
Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) is a charity Changing Lives through sport and over the last 18 years they have been working with young people and communities that are vulnerable or at risk.
 
Active Stirling works to ensure that everyone living in the Stirling Council area is entitled to participate in the sport and physical activity of their choice, irrespective of their age, ability or circumstance. The three staff members have been short-listed for the part they play to make services as inclusive and accessible as possible. It is a fantastic achievement and testament to the young people that Active Stirling have supported and developed over the years.
 
The nominees/categories are:
 
Spirit of the Year 2020
: Nicola McDonald
This award recognises a unique young person who stands out by their encouragement of others, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
 
Role Model of the Year 2020
: Grace Roberts
This award is for a local adult role model and mentor who has enabled the success of a programme for young people engaged in SSF programmes.
 
Inspiring Journey of the Year 2020
: Carly Lauder
This special young person has demonstrated and evidenced continuous commitment to their personal development journey though sports participation or volunteering in an SSF programme.
 
Active Stirling also received nominations for Aspiring Leader of the Year 2020 for Leanne Wishart and Young Coach of the Year 2020 for Steven Connell, unfortunately they missed out on being shortlisted but they are fantastic young role models for other young people to learn from and look up to.
 

Mark Findlay, Active Stirling Employability & Volunteering Manager said,

“This is a fantastic achievement for Active Stirling and a testament to the investment Active Stirling makes to young people in offering Modern Apprenticeships but also providing role models, guidance and support to young people. Leanne and Steven have just missed out on the final this year but they are highly valued members of Active Stirling and help inspire the next generation. For Carly, Nicola and Grace to make the final shortlist is a reward for their commitment, dedication and hard work in supporting and developing young people. Best of luck to all the finalists.”


Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) is a registered charity, delivering 'Sport For Change' programmes in communities across Scotland.
Using inclusive sport and physical activity as a tool, they offer young people transformative ways to learn about physical and mental wellbeing, goal setting, teamwork and active citizenship.

Image - L-R: Carly Lauder, Grace Roberts and Nicola McDonald.

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