2021 MOWI Community Club of the Year Announced  

MOWI and the Camanachd Association are delighted to announce that Glenurquhart Shinty Club have been awarded the 2021 MOWI Community Club of the Year award.

Glenurquhart were one of the clubs who reactivated shinty in a very positive and inclusive fashion, ensuring opportunities were available for the whole community to return to shinty following the pandemic. Some of the achievements of Glenurquhart that contributed to the award include:
In March, a GUSC player, sponsored by members and actively supported by other players, ran 7 Marathons in 7 days to raise in excess of £7000 for the Highland Hospice.

In April - GUSC handed over a cheque for £1030 to Glenurquhart Care Centre which had been raised in the annual fund-raising event held over Xmas/New Year.

In September, after months of discussion and compromise , GUSC agreed a legally binding 99-year lease for Blairbeg Park from Glenurquhart Rural Community Association. The agreement not only secures Blairbeg Park as the home of Glenurquhart shinty Club for the foreseeable future but it is also the foundation of a strong working relationship with a key community partner.

GUSC also ended the season with over 100 youth members on their books, which is a record for the Club, and in addition 91 adult club voting members

The Community Club of the Season is the final in a series of 3 awards, following the announcement of Finlay MacRae as MOWI Player of the Year & Johnston Gill as MOWI Coach of the Year which will be announced with a weekly video. In addition, 9 other awards will be announced on Camanachd Association channels throughout the next month in order to celebrate the achievements of 2021. Some of which have already taken place including Dr John Wallace won the Social Responsibility Award and Fort William Shinty Club winning the MOWI Innovation Award, more details can be found in the news section.

MOWI Scotland COO

Ben Hadfield

“It’s fantastic to see these awards recognise the passion that clubs and players share for the game, for their teammates, and for the wellbeing of their communities. These values are also shared at Mowi, which is why we have been very proud to have partnered with the Camanachd Association for over three decades.”

Camanachd Association President

Steven MacKenzie

“Congratulations to GlenUrquhart Shinty Club for winning the MOWI Community Club of the Year. The growth in membership that they have achieved following on from the pandemic, as well as the community initiatives and charity fundraisers run in 2021 by the club make them more than worthy winners.”