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Sarah MacPhail named sportsperson of the year

Winners at this year’s Orkney Sports Awards.

The county’s sporting elite turned out in style at the annual Orkney Sports Awards, sponsored by The Orcadian, this evening, Friday.

The ceremony, at Kirkwall Grammar School, saw netballer Sarah MacPhail crowned Orkney Sportsperson of the Year.

“I’m so shocked,” she said, as she accepted the accolade.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone that’s here tonight. Orkney sport has had an amazing year, and it’s brilliant to see that celebrated. Everyone should be proud.”

Other winners this evening included:

  • Official of the Year — Derek Allan
  • School Sports Volunteer of the Year — Belinda Morrison
  • Young Volunteer of the Year — Mhairi Linklater
  • Volunteer of the Year — Rebecca Reid
  • Award for Services to Orkney Sport — Mike Stout
  • Performance of the Year — Freya Kemp
  • Coach of the Year — Jocelyn Tulloch
  • Young Team Award — Orkney Gymnastics Team
  • Team of the Year — Orkney Octopush Team
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year — Andrew Torbet.

For full coverage of the awards, pick up next Thursday’s The Orcadian.


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