Sports awards winners to be announced at Clickimin ceremony

The winners of the Shetland Sports Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Friday night at Lerwick’s Clickimin Centre.

The awards, sponsored by The Shetland Times and Shetland Recreational Trust (SRT), are in five categories, with three nominations in each.

In the running for the coach of the year award are Shetland women’s football manager Derrick Bradley and athletics coaches Martin Leyland and Ian Williamson.

Up for the young team of the year award are the overall Shetland junior inter-county team, the under-17 Shetland football team and the junior inter-county hockey team, while vying for the young sportsperson of the year are swimmers Amy Harper and Felix Gifford and table tennis player Lynda Flaws.

In the running for the team of the year award are the Shetland women’s 4×400 metres athletics relay squad, the Whalsay football team and the Shetland indoor bowls team, while nominated for the sportsperson of the year are triathlete Lynsey Henderson, archer Billy Finnie and athlete Emma Leask.

The winner of the SRT/Shetland Times Fit Club competition, whose participants were Susan Anderson, Elaine Jamieson, Graham McAllister, Tam Rowley, Catriona Campbell, Terry Williamson and Gordon Williamson, will also be announced at the awards ceremony.

Guest speaker is retired Anderson High School head teacher George Jamieson, a former Unst, Scalloway and Shetland footballer, while MSP Tavish Scott will be acting as master of ceremonies for the evening.


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