Harper Macleod was delighted to play its part in the celebration of another fantastic (and not quite finished) season for Glasgow Warriors this week.
The reigning GUINESS PRO12 champions held their annual Awards Dinner at the Radisson Blu hotel in Glasgow on Wednesday night, and as proud Sponsors of the club we were on hand with one of the big awards on the night.
Warriors Assistant Coach Matt Taylor, Stuart Hogg and Martin Darroch of Harper Macleod
Harper Macleod sponsored the Test Player of the Season Award - given to the player who impressed the most on international duty.
Unsurprisingly, Stuart Hogg – who was voted the RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship – picked up the trophy from Harper Macleod Chief Executive Martin Darroch and Warriors’ Assistant Coach Matt Taylor.
Hogg tweeted his delight at collecting the prize: “Chuffed to pick up this award. Great to play alongside so many @GlasgowWarriors boys in a Scotland jersey.”
Martin Darroch said: “It was an honour to present Stuart with his trophy, which is yet more recognition of the impact he has made for both club and country this season. His performances, and the way he has lead by example, encapsulate everything that it great about the Warriors and it’s no surprise they are again in the mix for the title this season. As a business it’s great to play a small part in supporting the club and night’s such as these are fantastic – and we’re hoping for a few reasons to celebrate before the season ends!”
The Warriors, who face Connacht in the GUINESS PRO12 play-offs semi-final on 21 May, enjoyed a great regular season, overcoming a tough start to finish strongly and earn the chance to retain their title. The final of this year’s PRO12 takes place at Murrayfield on Saturday, 28 May.
Other winners on the night were:
McCrea Financial Services Player of the Season – Simone Favaro
Denholm Oilfield Services Players' Player of the Season – Leone Nakarawa
Cameron House Young Player of the Season – Zander Fagerson
Capital Document Solutions Most Improved Player of the Season – Ali Price
The Famous Grouse Coaches Award – James Eddie
Al Kellock Leadership Award, sponsored by Malcolm Group – Mike Blair
ScottishPower Community Club of the Season – Cumnock RFC
BT Try of the Season – Duncan Weir v Munster