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Banchory Trampoline Club Team of the Year Winner

published: 20 March, 2017

Club/Team Name Banchory Trampoline & DMT Club – Trampoline Banchory trampoline and double mini trampoline (DMT) had their best ever year of competition last year. Seven members were selected to compete for Scotland at regional team finals, helping Scotland place second in trampoline and win overall on DMT. Six members qualified for the national development plan finals at a British event, four members medalled at each event in the spring series whilst two members qualified for British championships Current level of involvement *2 British champions (Elite 17/18 and NDP3) for double mini trampoline *Northern Trampoline league team winners *Gold and silver at British championships *14 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze at Scottish championships
Melanie Stewart Wills Coach of the Year Award

published: 20 March, 2017

*Sponsored by Masson and Glennie Solicitors Peterhead and presented by Cllr Lenny Pirie of Aberdeenshire Council Name: Melanie Stewart Wills (Banchory) Trampoline/DMT Melanie’s successes as a coach have been many but 2016 saw a level achieved by few. Early in the year Melanie succeeded in gaining a ‘High Performance Coach’ award from British gymnastics for trampoline. August saw Melanie and her best performer travel to Dorset and succeed in a double minitramp course at a high performance level. To achieve both in the same year is unheard of. 2016 also saw her top performer win the British Championships in DMT at elite level (17-18yrs), which subsequently led to an invite into the GB squad for DMT. Current level of involvement: *Gaining two High performance coach awards, *Selection as head coach representing Scotland at British level leading Scotland to their first win.
Euan Thoirs Disability Sport Award Winner

published: 20 March, 2017

*Sponsored by William Lippe Architects Inverurie Name: Euan Thoirs (Longside) – Wheelchair Basketball In September 2015 Euan started playing with Grampian Flyers Wheelchair team joining the adult team to learn and play the game. After a few months, in 2016 he attended trials for the U15 Scotland Squad. Euan was selected for Scotland and played tournaments in England against the best upcoming players from around the UK. Euan required better equipment to be able to play at his best and managed to fundraise £4,000 to buy himself an elite sports chair. Euan is a valued member of the Wheelchair Team, helping the team achieve victory in the Scottish Development Wheelchair Basketball League. Club/Team name: Grampian Flyers Sport: Basketball Current level of involvement: * Selected for U15 Scotland Squad * U15 Scotland Squad won Gold 2016 *Played for the Grampian Flyers Senior Squad at 14
Michelle Gordon Young Female Award Joint Winner

published: 20 March, 2017

Michelle has had an amazing year competing in highland dance. She is an extremely dedicated and hard working young lady who attends classes 3 times a week and also trains herself at home. Michelle is a very humble winner who a lot of younger dancers look up. *European Champion *Champion in City of Aberdeen, West of Scotland, Lanimer, Strathclyde, Tayside, Granite City, North of Scotland *Grampian Highland Games League Junior winner *SOBHD Champion of Champions Oscar Winner
Carla Banks Young Female Award Joint Winner

published: 20 March, 2017

Carla has had an exceptional season with both her indoor and outdoor bowling. Amongst her many successes she won gold at the British Isles U18 series followed by becoming runner up in the World U25 ladies singles. Carla was also part of the Scottish ladies 25 team who won at the British Isles series. Carla has been selected for the Scottish senior ladies team for the first time and will also represent Scotland in the forthcoming British Isles series. To top off her season she has just been selected for the Scotland high performance squad and is 1 of 8 ladies hoping to play at the Commonwealth games next year. Club/Team Name Garioch IBC Inverurie *World indoor U25 ladies singles runner up*Scottish indoor U25 ladies singles champion *British Isles indoor U18 fours gold medallist

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