SPORT stars and coaches from across the Wee County were showcased once again at the annual Clacks Sports Council Awards night.

Amid the coronavirus tension there was an outbreak of joy as hundreds gathered at Alloa Town Hall to recognise the efforts of all those nominated.

The first award of the night was the Junior Sports Personality, which went to Claire Wilson for Slalom Canoeing.

After that was the Senior Sports Personality which was awarded to Seonaid McIntosh for shooting.

Team of the Year was won by Clackmannanshire Volleyball Club for all their accomplishments this past year.

Youngster Jaymie-Leigh James won the Triumph Over Adversity (Participation) award for various sports, with Lewis Walls taking home the Triumph Over Adversity (Competitor) award for swimming.

The Services to Sport prize was picked up by Robin Law for shooting; the Primary School Tam award went to the Coalsnaughton Soft Archery Team, while the Lornshill Academy U14s girls football side won the Secondary School Team.C

Coach of the Year (Participation) was awarded to Jim Hamilton for skiing and gymnastics, while Steve Tigg won the Coach of the Year (Competition) for swimming.

Aidan Brough earned the title of Primary Young Leader for various sports, with the Adaptive Ski Volunteers at Fir Park were named the Young Leader/Volunteer Senior winners.

The final award of the evening was for the Lifetime Contribution to Sport which was awarded to stalwart Willian McCubbin for football.

Gillian Downes, chair of the Clackmannanshire Sports Council, said: "We had a lovely evening to honour and celebrate our sports men and women of all ages and our passion for sport.

"We had an amazing 134 nominations from across 36 different sports. The awards cover 13 categories sponsored by various local businesses and local people.

"The evening was a great celebration of talent and dedication to sport which included many young people, new nominees and people who have given a life time to support their sport. We had a great turn out on the night.

"The level of achievement was outstanding," she added. "This shows the dedication and commitment to sports across Clackmannanshire.

"Hopefully,last night will have inspired more participation in our local sports clubs, whether as an athlete, coach or volunteer, as we would love to see more nominees for next year's awards."