Local sports centre staff recognised

MEMBERS of Angus Council sports centre staff who received awards in a recent ceremony included Karen Falconer, Arbroath Sports Centre; Laura Bruce, Saltire Leisure Centre; and Alison MacKenzie, Carnoustie Leisure Centre.

The indoor sports facilities employee of the year was named at a ceremony at the Reid Hall, Forfar, as Judi Young, Websters Sports Centre.

The facility of the year award was made to Lochside Leisure Centre and Brechin Leisure Centre, the first time that a joint award has been made.

Making the awards, director of neighbourhood services Ron Ashton said: “I am delighted to recognise Judi Young as employee of the year in our indoor leisure facilities. In Angus, we have some excellent sporting and leisure facilities which cater for all ages and abilities and the hard work and dedication of our staff is of critical importance in making them run smoothly and efficiently. I congratulate not only today’s winners, but all the many other employees who contribute to the successful running of our leisure facilities.”

Other awards were made to Anne Tait, Montrose Sports Centre; Thelma D’Orsy, Montrose Swimming Pool; Lesley Hadden, Brechin Leisure Centre; Pamela Stewart, Lochside Leisure Centre; and Allan Watson, Forfar Swimming Pool.