Tenth Shetland Sports Awards gets under way

The 10th Shetland Sports Awards gets under way tonight when the Sportsperson of the Year will be revealed.

Athletes, volunteers and officials will be celebrated at the prestigious annual ceremony, with live coverage from The Shetland Times on our Facebook page and this website

More than 200 people attended the awards last year at the Clickimin and the number this year is approaching 270.

This newspaper was flooded with nominations when readers were asked who they thought should be in the running.

After some tough decisions, the finalists have been revealed.

They are as follows:

Sportsperson of the Year: Martin Leyland, Dhanni Moar and Davie Williamson.

Young Sportsperson of the Year: Lucy Holden, Leigh Nicolson and Edward Oldbury.

Team of the Year: Shetland Hoc­k­ey, Shetland Netball, Spurs FC.

Young Team of the Year: Junior Inter-county Athletics, Junior inter-county Netball, Spurs FC Under-15s.

Coach of the Year: Phil Hibbert, Bryan Pearson and Lynn Sandison.

Technical Official of the Year: Alison Bain, Steven Goodlad and Simon Skinner.

Volunteer of the Year: Shetland Junior Archery Club coaches (Keith Lobban, David Williamson and Rose Williamson), Maisie Unsworth and Catherine Young.

Young Volunteer of the Year: Edward Hallam, Megan Hibbert and Sally Sandison.

Sportscotland chairman Mel Young will be the guest speaker with Shetland Times editor Adam Civico as compere after Tavish Scott unexpectedly had to withdraw.

Keep your eyes peeled for videos and photos from the event tonight.


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