And the winners are... Edinburgh's Athletes and Annual Sports Awards

On Friday, Edinburgh’s coaches, clubs and up-and-coming stars were recognised at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh’s City Chambers.

This year, the awards were attended by 30 of Edinburgh's Team Scotland athletes, who each competed in the Commonwealth Games this summer. 

The athletes - including five gold medal winners - were invited by the Lord Provost, Councillor Donald Wilson, to attend a civic reception in the City Chambers. At the event, he presented each of them with a commemorative gift on behalf of the people of Edinburgh.

But in what has been an exceptional year for sport in Edinburgh, the main awards were for people and clubs who had been nominated for the annual Edinburgh Sports Awards, More nominations than ever before were cast for the 2014 awards, and the winners were chosen due to their continued commitment and passion for their sport. 

In recognition of the excellent work and commitment of Edinburgh's sports people, the annual Edinburgh Sports Awards have taken place following a public homecoming celebration for Edinburgh’s Team Scotland athletes who participated in the Commonwealth Games.

Edinburgh’s annual Sports Awards are held to recognise the commitment and achievements of local clubs, staff, volunteers and coaches who support ‘grassroots’ sport in the city.

The annual awards are held in association with Sportscotland, ClubSportEdinburgh, Edinburgh Leisure and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Congratulations to everyone who took part. Some of the big winners this year included:

The Eric Liddell award 2104

This is an annual award to recognise a talented young athlete from Edinburgh.  It profiles Athletics, recognises the sporting talent from the area and encourages excellence in the sport.  The athlete will have excelled in their discipline, shown dedication to training and have potential to be a World Class athlete of the future. 

The winner is Kimberley Reed

The Chris Hoy Trophy 2104

This is an annual award instigated in 2008 to recognise the most promising young track cyclist in Edinburgh over the last year in honour of Edinburgh’s great World class cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.

The winner is Matthias Barnett

The Sports Academy Athlete of the year 2014

The Sports Academy is a programme open to pupils attending City of Edinburgh Secondary Schools and is in line with the new ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ agenda for Scotland’s schools that places the emphasis on pupils creating their own personalised learning plan and reaching the highest possible levels of achievement. In the past year over 80% of our Sports Academy Athletes achieved selection to Regional and/or National Squads.

The winner is Amy Lynch

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