The search is on to find our sporting champions

The Active Schools Team
The Active Schools Team

The search is on to find the sporting heroes who are making a difference in communities throughout East Dunbartonshire.

The 2015 Club, Coach and Volunteer Awards are being organised by East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC) Trust to highlight the tremendous work taking place locally.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration, said: “East Dunbartonshire is blessed with some of the most inspirational, hard-working and knowledgeable sport coaches and volunteers.

“These people and their clubs are exceptional and deserve every recognition possible for the tremendous work they do in local communities - encouraging people of all ages to get active and involved in sport.”

Scott Hill, chair of EDLC Trust, added: “I hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to nominate their sporting inspirations - be they clubs, coaches or volunteers.

“We’re looking for shining stars who have inspired, supported and nurtured sporting people of all ages and from all backgrounds.”

The closing date for nominations is September 21. Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk or picked up at Trust leisure venues, libraries and East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action in Kirkintilloch.

Nominations can then be e-mailed to stuart.alexander@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or posted to Stuart Alexander, Coach and Volunteer Awards, Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre, Woodhead Park, Kirkintilloch G66 3DD.

Meanwhile, funding support is on offer to clubs and schools in East Dunbartonshire.

EDLC’s Funding Forum aims to help people find the right funding stream for their club, school, coaches and volunteers.

As well as advice and support there will be workshops and a talk by Andy Kelly, Project Manager at sportscotland.

The Funding Forum takes place on September 7 from 6.30pm-8.30pm in Bishopbriggs Academy. It is free for ‘hub clubs’ or £5 per club or school. Booking forms are available at Trust venues, or call 0141 578 8459.