Acknowledging the accomplishments of so many in Borders disability sport

Borders Disability Sport is continuing to promote its inaugural ‘Celebrating Success Awards Evening’, which will recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions made by our local athletes, coaches, and volunteers throughout all disciplines of disability sport within the Scottish Borders.

By Sports Team
Friday, 21st February 2020, 11:35 am
Danny Porter, Mike Nicoll, James Dick and Ryan Evans, from the Borders Disability Sport Bowls team, could be among those recognised at the inaugural Borders Disability Sport Awards Evening. Danny, left, won  the Disability Award at last year's ClubSport Ettrick & Lauderdale award ceremony (picture by Live Borders)
Danny Porter, Mike Nicoll, James Dick and Ryan Evans, from the Borders Disability Sport Bowls team, could be among those recognised at the inaugural Borders Disability Sport Awards Evening. Danny, left, won the Disability Award at last year's ClubSport Ettrick & Lauderdale award ceremony (picture by Live Borders)

There will be six awards to be presented on Friday, May 22 at the Mansfield House Hotel in Hawick (beginning at 7.30pm).

These include the Lifetime Service to Disability Sport, Sportsperson of the Year, Junior Sportsperson of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Inspirational Achievement of the Year and Outstanding Sporting Achievement Award.

Local charity Live Borders works closely with Borders Disability Sport to deliver a disability sports programme.

This event acknowledges the developments in disability sport over the last few years and recognises those who have excelled in raising the profile and opportunities across the region.

Alan Oliver, Disability Sport development officer for Live Borders, said: “As a charity, Live Borders aims to make lives in the Scottish Borders healthier, happier and stronger.

The partnership approach with Borders Disability Sport ensures we are passionately developing regular opportunities for people with physical, sensory, learning, or complex disabilities to take part in sport and activity.

“Our inaugural event will showcase what can be achieved through active partnerships, acknowledging the many clubs, coaches, and volunteers who enable disability participation, while sharing and recognising athletes’ successes and stories.”

Ruth Hounam, chairman of Borders Disability Sport, said: “It’s a wonderful way to shine a spotlight on disability sport in the Scottish Borders and recognise and celebrate those who contribute to bringing inclusive sport opportunities to the region.”

Tickets cost £15 for adults and £10 for children, with booking essential. To book, email [email protected]