ANGUSalive in running for hat-trick of nominations

ANGUSalive is in the running for three awards at the second Scottish Leisure Network Group (SLNG) annual awards, recognising its recent investment and hard work in the sport and leisure sector.

Mark Dowie
Saturday, 4th November 2023, 3:00pm
ANGUSalive in running for hat-trick of nominations

The awards they are nominated for are: Facility of the Year Award (Arbroath Sports Centre); Special Achievement Award (Sam Nowosielski); Campaign of the Year.

Arbroath Sports Centre is one of six recently refurbished ANGUSalive gyms which has seen the footfall across the centres increase by 73%. Arbroath in particular has witnessed a footfall increase from 5146 to 15,386 visits.

There has also been a marked improvement in bACTIVE memberships, where annual sales reached 833 memberships - well above the 545 target.

Sam Nowosielski started his career with local football club Carnoustie Panmure, where he attended ANGUSalive events and after four years volunteering he started working with ANGUSalive in 2019 as a supply sports coach, covering a range of sports. He was influential in the creation and development of programmes including a range of football programmes and how the community clubs use ANGUSalive facilities.

Meanwhile, the Campaign of the Year award is a recognition of extensive marketing work that has gone on behind the scenes to increase the visibility of ANGUSalive’s portfolio across the county.

Lynne Haxton, Sport & Leisure team lead said: “We are thrilled to be nominated in these categories. It recognises the great work the team have been doing over the last twelve months.”

She added: “I am so pleased for Sam, who is a great example of how progressive a career can be with ANGUSalive, starting from a highly valued volunteer to securing a permanent position with us. We wish everyone the best of luck on the night.”

Sam added: “I’m humbled to be nominated for a special achievement award and it was certainly unexpected. It’s great to be recognised but deep down I just love what I do and it’s a big thanks to the local community that I work with, and ANGUSalive for helping develop me at this stage in my career”.

The winners will be announced at the MacDonald Inchyra Hotel (Falkirk) next Thursday (November 16), where the SLNG event will be held.

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Sam Nowosielski has been nominated for the Special Achievement Award.
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