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Summary of Active Schools Volunteer of Year 2016

published: 28 March, 2017

*Sponsored by Aberdeenshire Council (Active Schools) and presented by Vincent Docherty Head of Service Education and Children Service. Winner fiona Johnman Peterhead ASN
Carla Banks Rising Star Award Winner

published: 20 March, 2017

*Sponsored by Satori Martial Arts Grampian and presented by David Mutch. Winner Rising Star Award Carla Banks (Inverurie) – Indoor Bowls 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. *World indoor U25 ladies singles runner up *Scottish indoor U25 ladies singles champion *British Isles indoor U18 fours gold medallist Current level of involvement: International
Eddie Innes Service to Sport award Winner

published: 20 March, 2017

*Sponsored by SALSC and presented by SALSC National Executive Member Doug Souter Eddie Innes, Inverurie Locos FC – Football Eddie Innes is much more than just another football club manager – He has given FORTY unbroken years’ service to Inverurie Locos and has served in every position at Harlaw Park. During his remarkable tenure, Eddie has been secretary, fundraiser, vice-chairman, committee member, problem fixer, friend, confidant and latterly and currently club chairman. Eddie was also Inverurie Locos’ first Highland league president, a role he fulfilled with no little skill and diplomacy during testing times for the national sport. Eddie is simply ‘Mr Inverurie Locos’ and we would all be delighted if his four excellent decades of volunteering could be acknowledged.
Active Schools Volunteer of the Year Award

published: 20 March, 2017

*Sponsored by Aberdeenshire Council (Active Schools) and presented by Vincent Docherty Head of Service Education and Children Service. 1st – Fiona Johnman – (Peterhead) Fiona is an invaluable volunteer at our Active Schools hockey sessions, helping out our main coach Fred at 5 sessions (lunchtime, after school and evenings) a week (recently started an additional session in Ellon)! Fiona had never played hockey before but got involved in volunteering in the sport 4 years ago through Fred and her daughter and has now been through her hockey leaders course and is also helping out with junior sessions at Ellon Hockey Club. Working with both Primary and Academy kids on a weekly basis and has clocked up over 144 hours of volunteering in the last year!
Deveron Coastal Rowing Club of the Year Winners

published: 20 March, 2017

*Sponsored by GPH Builders Merchants and presented by Gill Macaulay Name: Deveron Coastal Rowing Club (Banff) – Coastal Rowing Club launched March/2016 with the aim to encourage younger rowers into Coastal Rowing. Our younger rowers have been the driving-force to promote Coastal rowing. Club has developed into one of the strongest/largest youth teams in Scotland. In the short amount of time the club has been formed, the younger rowers have achieved so much. This was a completely new sport for them and they have grasped every aspect of what it means to be part of a club. They not only compete, they keep this club running and most importantly have created a strong community presence *Silver medal in U17 women competing in the Skiffie World Championships *Bronze medal in U19 women competed in the Skiffie World Championships *2nd and 3rd places in the Avoch Regatta *Numerous medal placings in Fresh water sprints at Loch Tummel and winning the overall trophy for the event.

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