After another divisional championship winning season, over 90 coaches, players and family members from the East Kilbride Pirates senior team gathered to celebrate with dinner and awards at Sloans in Glasgow. The evening culminated with veteran wide receiver and club vice-chairman Jamie McLaughlin being named as Player of the Year in recognition of an incredible 1,000 yard season. Jamie collected an impressive three awards in total, also winning Special Teams Player of the Year, and Players’ Player of the Year – an award voted on by his fellow team members.
The awards ceremony was presented by MC for the evening Matthew Davies, and awards were handed out by the coaching staff and Pirates Chair Amanda McDonald. The winners were:
Rookie of the Year – Richie Anderson, Defensive Line
Most Improved Player of the Year – Kevin Reynolds, Wide Receiver
Special Teams Player of the Year – Jamie McLaughlin, Wide Receiver
Lineman of the Year – Tom Lachendro, Defensive Line
Offensive Player of the Year – Neil Baptie, Quarterback
Defensive Player of the Year – David McInally, Defensive Back
Players’ Player of the Year – Jamie McLaughlin, Wide Receiver
Kenny Hodge Memorial Player of the Year Award – Jamie McLaughlin, Wide Receiver
Read our all time awards list for information on previous winners.
Women’s Team – Opal Series Awards
Our women’s team celebrated their Opal Series successes on Friday 22 January, and we presented our first ever EKPW Opal Series awards. The winners were Opal Series Offensive Player of the Year Aynsley Barclay and Defensive Player of the Year Lindsey Robson.
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