Goosen voted December’s Scottish Building Society Player of the Month
Wes Goosen is today voted Scottish Building Society Player of the Month for December after putting in a run of impressive performances throughout a month that saw Edinburgh claim victories over Ulster, Castres Olympique and Glasgow Warriors.
Goosen has been one of the capital side’s most consistent and impressive performers this campaign, with December the third month in-a-row Goosen has been nominated for the Scottish Building Society sponsored award.
It’s third time lucky for Goosen who claimed the majority of over 2000 public votes – a fine reward for his rich vein of form in the capital back-three.
On picking up the award, Goosen said: “I’m absolutely delighted. From where I am this season – compared to last – there has been quite a big difference.
“Me and my partner made it a bit of a goal to try and win Player of the Month at least once this season. I’ve been nominated three times, so to finally win one is awesome.
He continued: “I’m loving playing my rugby at the moment. I’m having a lot of fun out there and there are a lot of smiles. It’s a hugely competitive back-three, we’ve got a lot of big names there, and I’m pretty fortunate to be playing some good footy at the moment.”
Goosen’s chase back and try-saving tackle against Ulster at the start of the month epitomised his never-say-die attitude while the winger crossed the whitewash in both European fixtures against Clermont and Castres Olympique.
Goosen played full-back in both festive derbies against Glasgow Warriors where he showcased his versatility with back-to-back impressive performances in the number 15 jersey.
Main Club Partner Scottish Building Society continue to donate £500 to each winner’s chosen charity or cause, with Goosen selecting local side Corstorphine Cougars minis section as the recipient of the prize money.
Goosen added: “Corstorphine Cougars were extremely kind to me earlier this season, lending me a pair of socks for our annual Club Appreciation Night, so I just wanted to take the time to give back and say thanks for their brilliant support.
“This is my little thank you for supporting me then. Hopefully their minis section can put the £500 generously donated by Scottish Building Society to good use, and put it towards new kit or equipment for the kids to use this year.”