Over 60 players, coaches, staff and family members from the East Kilbride Pirates senior team gathered at Committee Room No 9 in Glasgow last Friday evening for the club’s annual senior team 2019 Player of the Year awards night.
The evening culminated with quarterback Neil Baptie being named as Player of the Year in recognition of his outstanding performance during the 2019 season.
The other big award of the evening, the Rob Worboys Players’ Player of the Year award, saw veteran Defensive Lineman Steven Kane recognised by his teammates for his contribution to the season’s success.
This year’s Offensive, Defensive and Player of the Year awards were sponsored by OnPoint Financial. The three winners received an extra award from OnPoint’s Steven Downie. who was also on hand to present these.
The winners in full
- Rookie of the Year – Fraser McDonald
- Also nominated – Ker Stuart, Struan Bailey
- Barry Nunn Most Improved Player of the Year – Glenn Davis and Ryan Miller
- Also nominated – Andrew McBride, Aaron Callaghan
- Special Teams Player of the Year – James Lightbody
- Also nominated – Greg Atkinson, Declan Kelly
- Lineman of the Year – Mark Alexander
- Also nominated – Steven Kane, Jackson Christie, Gary Meechan
- Offensive Player of the Year – Dougie Meechan
- Also nominated – Fraser McDonald, Jackson Christie, Neil Baptie
- Defensive Player of the Year – Gordon Wallace
- Also nominated – Chris Dick, Steven Kane, Angus Mackintosh
- Rob Worboys Players’ Player of the Year – Steven Kane
- Players who had multiple nominations were – Gordon Wallace, Angus Mackintosh, Neil Baptie, David Fallon, Struan Bailey, Chris Dick
- Player of the Year – Neil Baptie
- Also nominated – Steven Kane, Angus Mackintosh
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