NAAC Awards Night 27th November 2015

On Friday the 27th November, the athletes and coaches at North Ayrshire Athletics Club swapped their tracksuits for party clothes as they hosted their annual awards at the Civic Centre in Ardrossan. Awards were given to all athletes who competed throughout the year and a new bespoke points system, which rewards not only performance but also attendance, was implemented this year to make them the fairest club awards in the history of the club.

The age group category top three were as follows:

Under 11 Boys

1st Ben Heron

2nd Ross Booth

3rd John Lynn

Under 11 Girls

1st Leah Murray

2nd Niamh Gaffney

3rd Mia Oliver

Under 13 Boys

1st Fraser Inches

2nd Aiden Boyd

3rd Aiden Brindley

Under 13 Girls

1st Ellie Davison

2nd Megan Pettigrew

3rd Mia MacDowell

Under 15 Boys

1st Steven Reid

2nd Alexander Orderley

3rd Robbie McTaggart

Under 15 Girls

1st Pheobe Lewis

2nd Lara Diamond

3rd Carla Murray

Under 17 Girls

1st Ellie Fulton

Under 20 Girls

1st Shona Blades

Under 20 Boys

1st Mark Holliman

Overall awards were also presented including:

Junior Athletes of the Year

Leah Murray and Ben Heron

Athletes of the Year

Phoebe Lewis and Mark Holliman

Senior Athletes of the Year

John Leitch and Dave Carpenter

Club Spirit Award

Lara Diamond

Club Ambassador Award

Sharon Law

Jog Scotland Award

John Stewart

Bill Simpson Award

Lesley Lynn

A small minding was given to the hard working coaches and committee members as a thank you for all their hard work throughout the year. It really has been an amazing year on and off the track for the club with some highlights including gaining promotion to Division 2 in the CSSAL League, the club hosting the first ever primary school championships at the track, and of course the club winning Scottish Athletics Impact Club of the Year 2015. The club has grown massively this year with an increase in athletes, volunteers and pay as you go users and we’re sure these numbers will continue to grow next year.

Finally we look forward to the first Indoor League fixture of the season on Sunday 6th December and would like to wish all the athletes taking part good luck!