Falkirk Golf Club’s Junior Match Secretary Allan Bryson has just become the first person to win the prestigious sportscotland Volunteer of the Year Award 2012.
Falkirk Golf Club's Junior Match Secretary Allan Bryson has just
become the first person to win the prestigious sportscotland
Volunteer of the Year Award 2012.
As part ofsportscotland's Coaching,
Officiating & Volunteering Awards 2012, around 200 nominations
were submitted for the nine categories, with the winners being
picked by an independent national selection panel.
The Volunteer of the Year Award was a new category for this year
and Allan Bryson was recognised for his tireless work with the
junior section at Falkirk Golf Club.
Iain Kennedy, fromsportscotland's Coaching and Volunteering
"We are delighted to have awarded Allan with the inaugural
sportscotland Volunteer of the Year Award, he is a very deserving
"It is down to the dedication and commitment of people like
Allan that young people are encouraged to be the best they can be
in their chosen sport.
"The work that Allan puts into the junior section at Falkirk
Golf Club is amazing and we congratulate him on this award."
Allan, who has been running the Junior Section at Falkirk Golf
Club for three years and is rightly proud of his achievement, said:
"It's a great honour to be recognised nationally and great credit
must go to all the juniors at Falkirk Golf Club who are fantastic
to work with.
"Falkirk Golf Club is very proud of its Junior Section, which
has become one of the best in Scotland."
Falkirk Golf Club is one of the few courses in Scotland that
offer a parkland 18-hole course along with a nine-hole par 3 course
(The Wee Course) developed for the encouragement of Juniors.
The club is recognised as having one of the leading Junior sections
in the Central belt and has developed several junior
internationalists to date, both boys and girls, and recently was
the holder of all Stirlingshire Golf Championships, team and
individual - a remarkable feat.
Allan added: "A great deal of time and effort goes into the
running of the coaching and development of the juniors, but to see
them progress and also enjoy the game makes it very
Free ClubGolf coaching is also available utilising the extensive
practice facilities at the club run by Stewart Craig, a European
Billy Crozier, Falkirk Golf Club Captain, said: "We are very
proud of Allan and all the juniors. This is not only a remarkable
achievement for Allan as an individual but also for the club as a
whole, one of which Falkirk Golf Club is proud. This is a very
friendly club who take pride in their junior section."
It's an exciting time at Falkirk Golf Club, where despite a
disappointing season due to the ravages of the weather the club is
making some major changes to help provide the level of services the
members deserve. A new position of Club Manager is being
advertised to ensure that the running of the club is undertaken to
the highest level and along side this a new catering franchise is
being introduced to provide first class facilities are there for
all to enjoy, members and visitors alike.
Pictured: Falkirk Golf Club's Junior
Match Secretary, Allan Bryson (centre) is presented with the
sportscotland Volunteer of the Year Award by sportscotland
Partnership Manager, Bob Wyllie (left) and sportscotland
Partnership Manager, Iain Kennedy (right)