Club Members Receive Well Deserved Recognition

Kelburne enjoyed an evening of success at the Renfrewshire Community Sports Awards, held at the Johnstone Town Hall on Friday night. At a glamorous event, hosted by BBC journalist Alison Walker, which included a Q & A with Glasgow 2014 Chairman Michael Cavanagh, Renfrewshire recognised the efforts of a number of volunteers, coaches, officials and clubs in promoting and delivering sport at both grass roots and elite level.

The first category the club was recognised in was the technical official of the year award with club stalwart Barbara Morgan picking up well deserved recognition. Barbara has been a key member of the club for more years than even she would care to remember and continues to umpire for the club as well as working hard to develop new umpires within the club. Barbara also represents the club at international level where as an FIH technical official she travels the world officiating at various top level events. 

Next up, were the Bromac Men's 1st XI in the team of the year category. In a tough category, the team were successful and the award is recognition of the clubs outstanding level of consistent success over the last 11 years. Chris Nelson, collecting the award on behalf of the team, highlighted that the success has been built on the hard work and dedication of coaches, managers, parents, volunteers as well as the players from all areas of the club over the time period who have all worked together to bring success to the club. 

Finally in another hotly contested category, Rachael Ewing-Day was nominated for Community Coach of the Year. This award recognising commitment to coaching of young players. Much to her surprise, Rachael was successful in winning the award and again this is a fitting tribute to the work Rachael has put in over an extended period of time but in particular her efforts over the last 12 months, where she has refreshed the jockey coaching set up to take a holistic approach to player development. Numbers within the youth section continues to grow and Rachael has also recruited and supported a team of coaches to deliver the club's vision. 

Special mention to Ellie Halliday, who was also nominated for the young sports personality of the year, however she was pipped to the award by a truly deserving winner. The nomination a true reflection of Ellie's continued progress with the Ladies 1s. 
Fantastic to see all of these awards for the club and to see the club getting some well deserved recognition from the local community, congratulations to all involved.