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Selection Criteria for Orkney Sports Awards

Individual Criteria for Consideration

  1. The person nominated must have been registered at birth in Orkney or have resided in Orkney for at least two years prior to the nomination deadline.
  2. The nominee must be of a non-professional
  3. Nominations will be considered on the quality of the nominee rather than the quantity of nominations received.
  4. A minimum of 3 nominations in a category must be received before an award can be presented.
  5. Previous winners of this award will be considered based on the current nomination only.
  6. Achievements during 2019 are eligible for these

Team Criteria for Consideration

  1. The nominated team must be from a club within
  2. A team shall be a group of two or more athletes forming one particular team which represents their age group/club/parish/district/region or country.
  3. The nominated team must be of a nonprofessional
  4. Nominations will be considered on the quality of the nominee rather than the quantity of nominations received.
  5. A minimum of 3 nominations must be received before an award can be
  6. Previous winners of this award will be considered based on the current nomination only.
  7. Achievements during 2018 are eligible for these

The panel will take into consideration the following when judging nomination:


1.   Sports person of the Year

Should be awarded to the athlete that has shown achievement, commitment and dedication to their sport and celebrate their sporting achievements on either a: local, regional, national and/or international stage.

Sports people are eligible to win the Sports person of the Year Award if the following criteria apply:

2.   Young Sports person of the Year (18 and under)

Should be awarded to the young athlete that has shown achievement, commitment and dedication to their sport and celebrate their sporting achievements on either a: local, regional, national and/or international stage.

Sports people are eligible to win the Young Sports person of the Year Award if the following criteria apply:

3.  Team of the Year

Team of the Year will be presented to an Orkney team that has been successful in local, regional national or international competitions over the past 12 months.

The following will be taken into consideration when judging the nomination:

4.   Young Team of the Year (18 and under)

Team of the Year will be presented to an Orkney team that has been successful in local/ regional/ national/ or international competitions over the past 12 months.

The following should be taken into consideration when judging the nomination:

5.   Coach of the Year

This award will be made to a coach who has either:

  1. Made an outstanding contribution to the development of sport for athletes of any ability.
  2. Has supported the development of athletes or teams and has significantly increased the sporting opportunities available and participation levels within, their community.
  3. Has ensured that athletes or teams with emerging talent have made an impact at district, regional, national or international level.

Evidence:

6.   Volunteer of the Year

This award will be made to a volunteer, aged over 25 years, who has made an outstanding contribution to their club or sport, in recognition of their commitment over the past 12 months.

Evidence:

7.   Young Volunteer of the Year

This award will be made to a coach or volunteer aged 25 years or younger in recognition of their achievements to date. This award looks for young coaches or volunteers that have invested in their development as a coach and/or made a significant difference to the sport they are involved in.

Coach Evidence:

Volunteer Evidence:

8.   School Sports Volunteer of the Year

This award will be made to a volunteer, who has made an outstanding contribution to their school club / sport, due to their commitment this year.

Evidence:

9.   Official of the year

This award recognises the hard work and dedication that referees, umpires and match officials make to the competition structure in their sport.

Evidence:

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