Angus Council wins national award

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ANGUS Council has won the The Kellogg’s Scottish Swimming Swim Active Provider of the Year Award.

This was revealed to a gathering of the Scottish Aquatic Community at the Glasgow Science Centre recently.

It was presented by Bruce Learner, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Partnerships Kellogg Europe, to Lesley Higgins, Assistant Leisure Services Manager (Fitness & Health), Leisure Services at Angus Council, for delivering the most successful Adult Aquatic Participation Programme during the past year.

Other guests and nominees include Scottish Silver medal winner at the London Olympic Games Michael Jamieson, Olympians Craig Benson and Robbie Renwick, Scottish diving legend Sir Peter Heatly, and Glasgow 2014 CEO David Grevemberg.

Angus Council leisure spokesperson, Councillor Jeanette Gaul said: “I am delighted that Angus Council has received this award, which is a tribute to the hard work of staff and those who take part in the classes. We encourage people in Angus of all ages and abilities to take part in sports, including aquatic classes, and hope to continue with this success.”

New in its current format, the event moved to the Glasgow Science Centre last year to mark Scottish Swimming’s strong connection with the city, leading up to the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

Maureen Campbell, Chair of the Scottish Swimming Board, commented: “The Scottish Swimming Awards acknowledge the outstanding successes achieved throughout the aquatics field from athletes and coaches to volunteers and local authorities, all of whom play an important role in leading our sport - a sport for all, a sport for life.”