Scottish Rugby opens nominations for Community Recognition Awards 2024
Scottish Rugby has today opened nominations for the annual domestic game awards, focusing on the on and off-field efforts of clubs, schools and societies across Scotland over the course of the last year.
The 2024 Community Recognition Awards aim to celebrate and recognise the efforts of players, coaches, match officials and volunteers from the domestic game.
The format includes six award categories, which will be awarded in each of the five regions – Caledonia Midlands, Caledonia North, East, Glasgow North and Glasgow South.
The award categories are:
Volunteer of the Season in Youth Rugby sponsored by inspiresport 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 sponsored by inspiresport will be presented to a volunteer who has gone above and beyond in school’s 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 Adult Rugby credits a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to adult rugby, going above and beyond to provide rugby opportunities for all.
Young Person’s Award 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 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 Referee of the Season will 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 aims to recognise those who have shown an outstanding contribution to the game in the region.
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.
A National Awards programme will take place at Scottish Gas Murrayfield on Friday 24 May 2024, where the overall winners of each category will be announced along with performance-based awards.
Gav Scott, Scottish Rugby’s Director of Rugby Development, said: “We are really excited to open the nomination process for this year’s Community Recognition Awards. The fantastic volunteer workforce within our clubs, societies and schools are vital to the success of rugby in Scotland, and it’s important we shine a light on those who make rugby happen in our communities.
“I’d like to wish the best of luck to all the award nominees, I look forward to celebrating the successes of our winners later in the year.”
The nomination process is now open for applications until midnight, 31 January 2024.
All nominations received will be put forward to the Scottish Rugby Development Awards judging panel.
More information on how to apply, along with terms and conditions, can be found HERE.
If you have any problems completing the online form please email [email protected].