Exceptional athletes, volunteers and coaches were celebrated at Falkirk Community Trust’s Active Schools award ceremony at Falkirk Town Hall.
Dean Black at St Mungo’s High was named school sports coach of the year, with Callum McLoughlan (volunteer within the school rugby club, helping younger players) runner up sports leader of the year. St Mungo’s junior girls football team was runner up sports team of the year.
Connor Gordon won disability athlete of the year (table tennis) and Declan Docherty was runner up in the same category (football).
Winner of the outstanding contribution to Active Schools was Christine Snedden, known to primary school PE pupils and the organiser of the P7 mini Olympics / Commonwealth Games every two years.
Active Schools volunteer Gayle Murphy, who has delivered dance sessions at Bo’ness Academy as part of the transition dance contest, was runner up in the adult volunteer of the year category.
And Deanburn Primary parents Gail Nash, Laura Shanks and Alan Shanks were recognised in the volunteer of the year category.
Involved with after-school clubs, they have worked with Active Schools to get support via events, training, mentoring and excursions for pupils. Now they are looking to form a sports committee to get more parents delivering sports clubs within the school community.