NL Leisure Sport Awards 2015
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.
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.
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.