Congratulations to this year's inductees on joining some of the greatest sportsmen and women from our area
In 2017 we became the first, and to my knowledge remain the only, local authority to celebrate the sporting achievements of people from our area by creating the North Lanarkshire Sporting Hall of Fame.
The four inductees this year means that we have inducted 29 people over the past three years.
And this year's inductees truly deserve their place among North Lanarkshire's finest.
World champion bowler Caroline Brown, UEFA Super Cup winner Gary McAllister, boxing world champion Walter McGowan and champion swimmer Nancy Riach all serve as incredible inspirations for both current and future generations.
Their panels along the main corridor within the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility will enhance an already stunning range of sporting success.
I'd like to thank our sponsors Albert Bartlett, clubsportnl and sportscotland for their marvellous support over the past three years.
I'd also like to thank everyone for nominating their personal NL sporting hero and for our judging panel for their time and contributions during the challenging selection process.
Once again I'd like to congratulate the inductees of 2019 and hope that your friends and family share in your pride of joining the North Lanarkshire Sporting Hall of Fame.