Murrayfield Wanderers chief hails club’s award

Beth Dickens receives Wanderers' BT Women's Club of the Season award

Beth Dickens receives Wanderers' BT Women's Club of the Season award

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Murrayfield Wanderers women’s president Beth Dickens has paid tribute to the hard work put in by people throughout the club after they were rewarded for a cracking season at the Scottish Rugby Club Awards.

They picked up the BT Women’s Club of the Season trophy at the ceremony at BT Murrayfield with their senior XV having completed the league and cup double.

As well as the senior side, coached by Scotland boss Jules Maxton, the Capital club has a strong youth section.

Dickens, herself a former Scotland cap, said: “The team spirit when we are on the pitch is amazing and it’s exciting every year to see new players coming through.

“It’s really nice because the women’s team is the most successful team in the club and it raises the profile of the women’s game. We are a big family club and the guys always come out to support us.”

Meanwhile, Lasswade’s Douglas Hearn is looking forward to testing himself in a higher division next year after being named BT National League Three Player of the Season.

Hearn was a key man as the Midlothian men won their division and he said: “We knew it was going to be a really hard league this season, so to come out on top showed how hard we all worked. It is nice to win this personal award, too.”

Other local winners included BT National League One Player of the Season Nick McCashin (Stewart’s Melville) and BT East Division Player of the Season Keir Hamilton (RDVC).