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2024 Scottish Rugby Community Recognition Awards

2024 Scottish Rugby Community Recognition Awards

Alec McVean13 Mar - 22:44
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The 2024 Scottish Rugby Community Recognition Award winners from the Caledonia North region have today been announced.

Volunteer of the Season in Youth Rugby, sponsored by inspiresport- Chris Grange (Deeside RFC)

Joint-winner Chris has created a massively inclusive environment for male and female players alike at Deeside RFC. He has worked with players from Under-13 level all the way to senior level, allowing countless players to go on to play for the Deeside senior team and beyond.

Recently he has become an integral part of the continued existence of the girls’ team. Since the girls’ team was launched, Chris has led sessions and accompanied them to evolution series events and joint training sessions with other clubs. He has helped build participation numbers and players’ confidence within the game, preparing them for the potential opportunity to take part in Player Development Hubs. He also holds a key role in liaising with other youth coaches about who to nominate for the programme.

This season, Chris has taken up the role of Director of Rugby, yet continued to bring knowledge, passion, and expertise to training sessions. Alongside his existing commitments, he has continued supporting the growth of the male game and has opened new opportunities for fellow youth rugby coaches to develop. Without his tireless work Deeside RFC wouldn’t be what it is today.

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