The Community Recognition Awards are the annual domestic game awards programme, focusing on the on and off-field efforts of clubs and schools across Scotland over the course of the last year.

The Community Recognition Awards will return in 2023 with nominations opening in December 2022.

Award Categories

Volunteer of the Season in Youth rugby, which recognises a volunteer that has gone above and beyond in youth club rugby to ensure young people are provided with the chance to play the game in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

Volunteer of the Season in Schools rugby will be presented to a volunteer who has made an exceptional impact in school’s rugby to ensure young people are provided with the opportunity to play the game in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

Volunteer of the Season in Adult rugby sponsored by Tennent’s Lager, which credits a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to adult rugby, going the extra mile to provide rugby opportunities for all.

Young Person’s Award, which recognises the contribution young people make in community rugby. The category is open to young people from 16 to 26 years of age who have made a significant impact in helping to develop opportunities for people to participate in rugby.

Community Club of the Season sponsored by Tennent’s Lager, will be awarded to a club which caters for the whole community, working tirelessly to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in a welcoming, safe and fun environment.

Community Match Official of the Season, to be presented to a Match Official who has made a significant contribution to the game and executed a high performance on the pitch.

An additional award will be presented to the Glasgow South region, The Adam Gray Memorial Award. This award was created in memory of former Scottish Rugby Board and Council member and Stewartry rugby stalwart Adam Gray, who passed away in March 2020. The award aims to recognise those who have shown an outstanding contribution to the game in the region

How to apply

Simply complete the online form linked above to recognise someone in your region.

If you have any problems completing the online form please email [email protected]

Please make sure you have read all the terms and conditions of the award before submitting a nomination.

The award winners will be announced in March following their presentation at regional ceremonies – for which details will be confirmed with award winners in due course.

The nomination process is not live at this time.

All nominations received will be put forward to the Scottish Rugby Development Awards judging panel.

Hints & tips for your application

So, what can you do to increase the chances of your nominee being successful?

  • Make sure you read the criteria relating to your nomination in full as it contains all the details explaining what the judging panel will be looking for.
  • Try not to make your nomination too short or too long. The judging panel needs lots of detail, just not too much. We recommend you aim for between about 250 and 500 words, excluding testimonials.
  • Make it personal – give the judging panel a real sense of what this person or group of people are like, and how they have made a positive impact.
  • Include real world testimonials from people who have benefitted from the good work the person or group you’re nominating have done.

Don’t forget, we’re here if you any questions. Contact us by email at [email protected]

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