With the 2019/20 Season officially over, and no confirmation of when we can hold our annual club dinner , we can announce our award winners for Season 2019/20. Many congratulations to our worthy winners, here’s to seeing you all on the field again soon.
1st XV Player of the Season- Jack Denton
The main award goes to Cambuslang’s favourite Zimbabwean, Jack Denton. Arriving at the club in the summer of 2019, Jack was perhaps initially better know for his more famous older brother which immediately gave him something in common with his new club captain Euan Jones.
Jack’s strong running and solid tackling have been a feature the 1st XV squad all season- he has been at the heart of all our best performances and a shining light in the tougher days.
Hopefully we can all raise a glass at home to congratulate Jack for being an excellent addition to our club, on and off the park.
Most Improved Player- Gregg Oheme
Our next award goes to Gregg Oheme, well deserved recognition for an excellent breakthrough season with strong performances in the back 3 and covering at scrum-half. Gregg consistently hits above well above his weight and offers a really exciting skillset in attack. Well done Gregg.
Young Player of the Season- Cameron Oheme
Not to be outdone by his wee brother, our Young Player of the Season is Mr Versatile Cammy Oheme. Featuring in the back-row as well on the wing, Cammy never fails to put his body on the line has become an invaluable player for the 1st XV. Great work Cammy.
2nd XV Player of the Season- Simon Dick
Been a pleasure to see Big Si back in a Cambus jersey this year, adding some classy touches and valuable leadership to the 2s. Here’s to some more appearances (and outrageous dummies!) when rugby resumes.
Try of the Season- Kris Hughes
Next up is our Try of the Season award which goes to Kris Hughes for a cracker against Strathendrick. Great score, here’s hoping Kris emerges from lockdown injury-free and ready for more of this next season. Watch the try HERE. Thanks to Weegie Rugby for the footage and continued excellent coverage of the West of Scotland rugby
As several of you may know, it is with great sadness that I have to inform the Membership that Ian Stark passed away on Sunday 26th April. Ian was a stalwart supporter of the Mini and Senior Sections of Cambuslang Rugby Club for many years and served on the Committee as Bar Convener. Ian and his wife Penny were great supporters of the Club’s social functions until recent years when they moved to live in Dumfriesshire and latterly Ayrshire.Our sympathies are with the entire Stark family at this particularly sad time.
This Friday… 24th April at 11am…We will be saying our final goodbye to our much loved Dad, Granddad and beloved husband – As a family we ask that you all at this time, take a minute to think and remember him fondly as we will be. We have chosen this very fitting poem to help us celebrate dads life and I am sure he would like it if everyone read it aloud during this very sad time.
Yesterday we lost a great friend of Cambuslang Rugby Club. Bill Stark passed away in hospital where he was being treated for an infection. Bill had been a long standing member and committee member of both the Senior and Junior Sections of the Club, acting as President for several years and more recently as a Trustee. He was a familiar face at games and took a keen interest in the results each Saturday during the season. He was in attendance at the recent Doddie Weir Charity Lunch held at the Club with members, sponsors and guests and his photo along with his close pals appears on our Facebook page.
Cambuslang Rugby Club was a large part of Bill’s life together with his family and he will be greatly missed by us all. Our thoughts are with Margaret and his family at this sad time.
It is with great sadness for me that I must advise that an old worthy of the Club and good friend, Tug Wilson, passed away in hospital last night. Tug had not been well for some time but enjoyed his visits to watch the 1st XV games at home this season giving his verbal support and taking a couple of beers afterwards while analysing the game with friends.
Tug, a submariner, was a valuable asset to the Club, playing in the front row for the 1st XV back in the 80/90’s, coaching both Senior and Junior teams and an invaluable House Convenor for several years after the new clubhouse was opened. Cambuslang Rugby Club was a big part of Tug’s life.
Tug’s presence will be missed around the Club and our thoughts are with Yvonne, his children and grandchildren at this sad time.
Our talented P5 Coach David Henderson has been recognised as Coach of The Year for 2019/20 at this years Cambuslang and Rutherglen Sports Council annual awards. David was recognised for his journey into the world of coaching, continued commitment to developing as a coach and building knowledge for the benefit of others at Cambuslang RFC Junior Section. David is a real bastion of our rugby community and we are delighted that to see him recognised externally.
We are delighted and immensely proud that our very own Sandy Huchinson has won the Community Volunteer of the Year at this year’s Cambuslang and Rutherglen Sports Council annual awards. This award that spans all sports and clubs across our community and recognises Sandy’s unwavering continual commitment to Cambuslang Rugby Club, the Junior Section and of course the wider community. A massive well done Sandy.
We are delighted to announce that our very own John McLaughlin was recognised at the SRU Glasgow North online awards earlier this evening as Volunteer of the Season in Adult and Youth Rugby. Described as a charismatic leader and team player whose heart is within the very foundations and DNA of Cambuslang Rugby Club, and someone who lives and breathes the very values which espouse the sport of Rugby, we are super proud to have Johnny on our team! Well done ! Very well done