Scottish ClubSport Service to Sport award – winner in East Kilbride


The winner of the Scottish ClubSport Service to Sport award, sponsored by Forsyths is Richard Wyatt. The award was presented at this year`s East Kilbride Sports Council awards evening to recognise Richards long standing commitment and efforts towards community and club sport. Below, is an overview of Richards achievements to date:

  • Promoting after school activities
  • Coaching on a voluntary basis. 
  • St.Kenneth’s Athletics & Cross country club highest achieving club in South Lanarkshire  


Throughout the past 25 years St.Kenneth’s have won numerous local – regional -national awards both in team & individual categories.  A snapshot of these are:  

  • EK indoor athletics – champions on 16 occasions  
  • South Lanarkshire indoor athletics champions – 11 times  
  • West of Scotland  champions – 4 times  
  • Scottish schools road relay champions – team gold – 4 times  
  • Scottish schools cross country  – 6 times  
  • SLC schools cross country  – 10 winning teams  
  • EK track & field -team -numerous gold – individuals – numerous gold -silver-bronze  
  • EK Sports Council awards  
  • Sporting school of the year – 3 times  
  • Junior team of the year – 4 times  
  • Coach of the year – Richard Wyatt   


Richard has been coaching primary school kids annually for many years, resulting in thousands of young lives being helped in a very positive way. No joining fees or expenses incurred by families – all children are equal. Active lifestyle for school age kids is now an important aspect of education nationally but Richard has been at the forefront of this in primary education within South Lanarkshire Council for almost 30 years!  


Despite the many successes Richard applies the same commitment and dedication to each cohort of children year on year. His kind and supportive manner is appreciated by the children he coaches and his commitment, dedication and success are to be commended by all. Richard’s contribution in the field of schools athletics and cross country has been outstanding. St.Kenneth’s is the team to beat.   


East Kilbride Sports Council are pleased to recognise and celebrate Richard’s outstanding achievement through the Scottish ClubSport Service to Sport award, sponsored by Forsyths.

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