Lewis and Harris Sports Council crowned council of the year

Girls' football in the Western Isles is just one of the sports to benefit from the fund. Photograph: CalMac
Football is just one of the sports played in the Western isles. NO F48 CalMac Community Fund

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The Lewis and Harris Sports Council has been crowned the Scottish Clubsport Sport Council of the year 2019/20.

The council is an association of local sports clubs and organisations which work in partnership with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, and Western Isles Health Board to foster and develop sport in Lewis and Harris.

The sports council has played a massive part in supporting sport in Lewis and Harris. In the last 20 years, more than £400,000 has been distributed in grant aid to their members.

Councillor Charlie Nicolson, CNES representative on the Lewis and Harris Sports Council, called it an excellent achievement.

‘This shows the quality and professionalism of the sporting clubs in Lewis and Harris and that of coaches, volunteers and sport and health staff in promoting sport for all ethos in these islands and further afield. Well done to all involved in achieving this prestigious award,’ he added.

Community Sports Development Officer (Lewis and Harris) Steven Munro said: ‘It was unexpected but a great honour to accept the Scottish Clubsport Sport Council of the year 2019/20 on behalf of the Lewis and Harris Sports Council.

‘The sports council is a team effort and without the support of the ex-committee, member clubs, coaches and athletes/players gaining this award would not have been achieved.

‘Plus, a big thanks must also go to our funders Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Western Isles health board and the Western Isle Development Trust.’

CAPTION: Football is just one of the sports played in the Western isles. NO F48 CalMac Community Fund