An Evening Of Winners At The Scottish Rugby Awards Dinner

The official annual Scottish Rugby Awards dinner has taken place at Murrayfield Stadium. The event recognises and celebrates playing and coaching achievements at all levels of the game in Scotland from the International team to youth and schools.The official annual Scottish Rugby Awards dinner took place at Murrayfield Stadium this evening (Friday 25 May). The event recognises and celebrates playing and coaching achievements at all levels of the game in Scotland from the International team to youth and schools.

Scottish Rugby President, Andy Irvine, said: “Our extended rugby family does not often get the chance to come together and celebrate all that is good in our sport. Tonight has been one of those special occasions and my hearty congratulations go to all those award winners here this evening. Each accolade is as important as the next as every part of our game relies upon the other for its continued success, whether it’s grassroots, elite, refereeing or volunteering, everyone has a part to play in rugby.”

The evening, hosted by the BBC’s Jill Douglas, saw 400 guests celebrate the sport. Raffle proceeds and donations from the evening are to be donated to the Wooden Spoon charity for injured rugby players.

The winners at the Scottish Rugby Awards Dinner were…

Premier 1 player of the season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – Bruce McNeil (Hawick)
Premier 2 player of the season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – Dan Teague (Edinburgh Academical)
Premier 3 player of the season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – Elliot McLaren (West of Scotland)

National 1 player of the season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – John Muir (Irvine)
National 2 player of the season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – Paul McCrorie (Garnock)
National 3 player of the season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – Stuart Clanachan (Dumfries)

East Region player of the season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – Grant Craig (North Berwick)
West Region player of the season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – David Milne (Waysiders Drumpellier)
Caledonia Region player of the season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – Dave Lyle (Crieff & Strathearn)

Club of the season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) - Dumfries
Try of the season – Euan Shand (Fettes College), Scotland U17
Coach of the Season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – Ally Donaldson (Currie)
Youth coach of the season (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – Gary Horne and John Lathangie (Howe of Fife/Bell Baxter HS)
SVQ of the year (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – Peter McCartin (Dalziel High School)
Referee of the year (sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric) – Neil Paterson (Dundee HSFP)
Spirit of Rugby award (sponsored by John Lewis) – Donald Swanson (Peebles)

Scotland U17 player of the season – Stuart McInally (George Watson’s College)
Scotland U18 player of the season (sponsored by Martin Currie) – Steven Aitken (Ellon)
Scotland U19 player of the season – Joe Stafford (Hillhead/Jordanhill)
Scotland U20 player of the season (David McGavin Cup) – Richie Vernon (Border Reivers and Stewart’s Melville FP))
Scotland 7s player of the season (sponsored by the Famous Grouse) – Mike Adamson, (Glasgow Hawks and Glasgow Warriors)

Magners League player of the season - Chris Paterson (Edinburgh Rugby)
Scotland player of the season (sponsored by Greaves Sports) – Sean Lamont (Northampton Saints)
Scotland women’s player of the season – Tanya Griffith (RHC)
Special Recognition award – Donna Kennedy (RHC)