Scottish Rugby Writers Awards – winners announced

Some of Scottish rugby's stand-out performers on and off the field during the 2023-24 season recognises

Scottish Rugby Writers awards 2024

SOME of Scottish rugby’s stand-out performers on and off the field during the 2023-24 season were recognised at the Scottish Rugby Writers Dinner –  sponsored by Hampden & Co – hosted by Rory Hamilton at Glaschu restaurant in Glasgow last night.

 

 

Award winners were:

Rugby Photograph of the Season

From over two dozen entries submitted by 14 rugby photographers based right across Scotland, nine were shortlisted by the Scottish Rugby Writers and put to a public vote.

With 2,000 votes cast, the winner was Malcolm Mackenzie‘s frame of Duhan van der Merwe in full fight.

 

Malcolm Mackenzie receives his award from Mark Prentice of Hampden & Co alongside Edinburgh and Scotland star Glen Young

 

Club Rugby Men’s Player of the Season

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Winner: Jae Linton (Hawick)

Jae Linton with Alex Middleton (Chair of Greenbelt)

 

Club Women’s Player of the Season

Winner: Ceitidh Ainsworth (Stirling County)

Ceitidh Ainsworth with Freddie Main of Oak & Black

 

Performance Men’s Player of the Season

Winner: Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors and Scotland)

Sione Tuipulotu receives his award via a video message from South Africa, where Glasgow Warriors are preparing for this weekend's match versus the Lions
Sione Tuipulotu receives his award via a video message from South Africa, where Glasgow Warriors are preparing for this weekend’s match versus the Lions

 

Performance Women’s Player of the Season

Winner: Alex Stewart (Edinburgh and Scotland)

Alex Stewart with Ian McLaren of Daemon Power and Scotland Women head coach Bryan Easson
Alex Stewart with Ian McLaren of Daemon Power and Scotland Women head coach Bryan Easson

Defining Moment of the Season 

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Winner: Sam Skinner’s disallowed try versus France

Pete Horne graciously accepted the award and spoke about how the Scotland national team are detained to use the disappointment of their agonising defeat to France as powerful learning experience
Pete Horne graciously accepted the award and spoke about how the Scotland national team are determined to use the disappointment of their agonising defeat to France as powerful learning experience

 

The Spirit of Rugby Community Hero Season 2023-24

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Winner: James Moncur for his work with the Fife Clan Mixed Ability Rugby Team

 

To read The Offside Line’s Letter from the Editor about this event, click HERE.

 


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6 Comments

  1. Well done to the winners and may I also add my congratulations to David Barnes for his well deserved award.

  2. Thanks for the award guys, much appreciated – wish I’d known about it!
    Glad to see unified rugby is slowly being included in the conversation.
    Very keen to point out that I’m a tiny cog in a pretty large wheel – there’s loads of really solid folk doing some astonishing work across Scotland enabling everyone to take part in this great sport of ours.
    Thanks again.

    • Hi James,
      It was good to belatedly touch base with you over the weekend and thanks for graciously accepting The Scottish Rugby Writers’ apology for making a mess of organising your award. It was a hectic couple of weeks
      From a TOL point of view, we’re really looking forward to catching up with you properly in the next week or so, to pull together an article which highlights the great things happening in unified rugby in Scotland.
      All the best,
      DB

  3. A brilliant night, fantastic work by Elaine Hamilron of The Offside Line to pull it all together. In not mentioning that he deservedly won the Rugby Writer Re ognition award, David Barnes is being far-too modest.

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