Midlothian Sports Awards voting

Amy Sanderson and Peter Collins
Amy Sanderson and Peter Collins

One of the youngest winners of last year’s Midlothian Sports Awards, 18-year-old Amy Sanderson has teamed up with the oldest winner, Peter Collins (84), to encourage as many people as possible to nominate their own sporting heroes this year.

Speaking at the launch of this year’s Midlothian Sports Awards, Peter Collins (84), whose Walking Football Team took the Senior Team of the Year title, said winning last year was “really encouraging”.

He said: “It’s great fun playing in the walking football and it’s good to be recognised. I’d certainly encourage everyone to get voting this year.”

Amy Sanderson (18), who coaches rugby and won Coach of Year said: “I was quite young and it felt like a big achievement. It makes what you are doing worthwhile and it’s nice to get a reward.”

You can vote for:

Senior Sports Personality

Junior Sports Personality

Senior Team Award

Junior Team Award

Coach of the Year

Service to Local Sport

Volunteer of the Year.

Pick up a form from leisure centres, libraries and swimming pools.

Alternatively, you can email allan.blair@midlothian.gov.uk Please return entries at these locations also.

The closing date for nominations is on Friday, August 7. The winners will be announced at a special event on October 7 at the Lasswade Centre.

Amy, who is part of the Modern Apprentice Programme run by Midlothian Council in partnership with Scottish Rugby Union, added: “Get voting. Being nominated really makes people feel good about themselves and that makes a huge difference.”

You can download the nomination form at: www.activemidlothian.org.uk