Published: 19/11/2017 06:00 - Updated: 17/11/2017 10:22

Commonwealth Games star guests at Moray awards night

AN awards ceremony will honour Moray’s sporting elite and those who helped local talent to progress to a higher level.

Stephanie Inglis
Stephanie Inglis

 

The Diageo sportMoray Recognition Awards take place at Elgin Town Hall on Tuesday night.

Nominations have been gathered over the past few weeks over a wide range of categories, with the winners judged by the sportMoray panel.

Moray Council’s sports development officer and event organiser Kim Paterson said the annual event is eagerly anticipated on the sporting calendar.

“To me, this is the pinnacle sporting event in Moray because it recognises people who are doing well in their sport, or volunteers who have given hours and hours of their time to help,” she said.

The awards were introduced in 1999 to honour individuals and teams who have contributed or achieved a great deal in their chosen sport, whether it be at a recreational, regional, national or international level.

Thirteen accolades are up for grabs, including the Intermediate Team Award for sports teams (aged 12-18), sponsored by the Northern Scot.

Guest speaker will be judo star Stephanie Inglis, who will talk about her Commonwealth Games silver medal success and her motorbike accident in Vietnam where she was given a one per cent survival chance.

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