Dundee played a particularly important role in the First World War and it is important that the sacrifice of many Dundonians. It is important to also remember the many other aspects of the history of the period which should also be recognised.
I am looking forward to this group bringing together a series of events which will reflect the history of the Great War and fittingly mark the centenary of this important event. Please keep an eye out for their proposals.
I would like to congratulate everyone who was nominated and everyone who won at the awards. It is unfair to single out anyone but some did stand out, the achievements of Grove Menzieshill Hockey club in the past year are very impressive. I was also pleased to see Neil Munro from Riverside Football Club win an award as a community coach, this club is doing a great job in the West End. I was delighted to see Maureen Golden win the Lifetime Achievement award. I know Maureen from serving on the Sport Dundee Committee with her and her award was very well deserved. It was also good to see all those from Dundee who played a part in the Olympics and Paralympics recognised.
Well done to everyone who made the event such a success. The event showed just how much sport can add to society.