NL Leisure Sport Awards 2015

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 NLL Latest News

The NL Leisure Sport Awards 2015 took place at Broadwood on Friday 11 June showcasing an array of coaching, teaching and volunteering talent from across North Lanarkshire.


Officiating & Club Awards

Thomas Renicks won in the officiating and club category, picking up the Community Coach of the Year award.  Thomas is the head coach of Kanokwai Judo Club in Coatbridge, where he coaches 60 judokas.  A massive amount of Thomas’ spare time has been sacrificed to help build a community club where children and adults can learn Judo.  Thomas’ philosophy of teaching respect and discipline has played a significant role in his daughters’ career with Kimberley and Louise reaching their ultimate goal.

Thomas Rennicks


Coaching & Volunteer Awards

Tony McDaid was one of the winners in the coaching and volunteer category picking up the Young Persons Coach of the Year award.  Tony coaches the Lady Rocks National League Basketball Squad at St Maurice’s High School in Cumbernauld and volunteers up to seven hours per week. 

NLL Active Schools Sports Awards winners 

On a glittering evening of success, seven schools were also awarded with the Sportscotland Gold School Award in recognition of their commitment to sport.  North Lanarkshire now officially has the highest number of gold standard schools in the country.** 

The awards were separated and identified four categories.  The winners are as follows:

Awards for Under 25’s

Nicola McMullen - Young Coach of the Year

Kennedy Doolan - Young Volunteer of the Year


Awards for school staff

Steven Lamb - Extra Curricular coach of the Year (Primary School Staff)

Catherine McNee - Extra Curricular coach of the Year (Secondary School staff)


Officiating and Club Awards

Thomas Renicks - Community Coach of the Year


Coaching and Volunteer Awards

Tony McDaid - Young Persons Coach of the Year

Gerry Cummings - Volunteer of the Year


The winners were nominated by school staff, recreational clubs and anyone involved in sport in the community. 



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