Dunfermline Press scores sports award win

The Dunfermline Press has been presented with an award for its reporting of grassroots and community sport.

The Newsquest paper’s sports reporter, Ross Hart, picked up the Scottish Clubsport Service to Sport Award at the Dunfermline & West Fife Sports Council’s annual awards ceremony on February 26.

The citation reads: “Proudly presented by ClubSport networks and Sports Councils in recognition of the dedication shown by local volunteers to community and grassroots sport”.

Sport reporter Ross Hart

Organisers noted: “The Dunfermline Press has reported on, and supported, sport in the Dunfermline and West Fife area for many years. It is particularly supportive of the Primary Schools Festivals the Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council run throughout the year. We are delighted to have them as sponsors.”

Lindsay Weir, secretary of the sports council, said that their committee were unanimous in agreeing that the Press should receive this award, and praised the depth of sport coverage it provides, especially since the paper switched to tabloid-size format.

Simon Harris, editor of the Newsquest-owned Dunfermline Press, one of Scotland’s best-selling weekly titles, said: “I am particularly proud that the paper has been recognised for its contribution to community and grassroots sport and it is fitting recognition for Ross, who goes above and beyond for our sports pages each and every week, doing a great job of covering the vibrant and diverse West Fife sporting scene.

“The Press takes great pride in not just delivering first class coverage of mainstream sports such as football and rugby but the minority sports that are worthy of the large amount of space we are happy to give them every week — content that is appreciated and enjoyed by our loyal readers and advertisers.”

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