Well Done Michael!
Michael Mellon has taken the annual award for Scotland wheelchair player of the year for the second year in a row. Last year following his impressive start to rugby league with Dundee Dragons and a late call up to the national team Michael has excelled.
The award which is named after Scotland captain Graeme Stewart who won the inaugural award in 2013 is given to Scotland’s international player of the year. This is based on performances and selected by the Scotland management with three votes cast each.
“Michael has once again lead the way this year” explains Scotland coach Jamie Seery. “It has been an historic year with our best ever performance at an international tournament and Michael played a massive part in that achievement. Not only does he perform in every game, he also motivates other around him which is key to the success of any team”
Aberdeen-born Michael, who is a below-knee amputee, played running rugby for the RAF when he was in the Services. He was the unanimous choice of the Scotland management team, with Daniel Grant runner-up and Graeme Stewart in third.
Mellon will receive his award early in the New Year.
Let our players tell you what the club means to them.
“The Sunday Mail and SportScotland Scottish Sports Awards will celebrate excellence throughout Scottish sports, recognising sportsmen, women and teams for their outstanding achievements throughout 2015.”
It’s very exciting to read that paragraph, and then look down the page to see this!
We’re absolutely delighted to be able to announce our selection as finalists
in this year’s awards; a great reward for the hard work of all our dedicated volunteers and players.
To see a young club like ours listed as one of the top 3 clubs in Scotland is a great honour. It goes without saying that we’re beyond proud of all the achievements to date, but this one is a little bit special!
Best wishes to all our fellow finalists, we’ll be sure to update our social media channels with pictures on the night!
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Update December 2015:
Whilst we didn’t win the award, we had a brilliant evening celebrating with the great and the good of Scottish Sport. The judging panel had their work cut out for them to choose between the finalists, and we know that our being shortlisted is testament to the hard work and commitment shown throughout the ranks at DragonsHQ. Let’s see what 2016 brings!