Graham voted Scottish Building Society Player of the Month
Darcy Graham has been voted September’s Scottish Building Society Player of the Month following a sensational start to the 22/23 season that has seen the winger score six tries in the opening four rounds of BKT URC action.
Following a Round 1 brace against Dragons RFC, the Hawick man went one better in Round 2 as he grabbed a memorable hat-trick against Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria.
Graham’s scoring exploits then continued against Emirates Lions last Friday night as the winger acrobatically finished in the corner to bring his tally to an impressive six tries already in 22/23 – making him the league’s leading scorer at this early stage.
Graham’s lightning footwork – and eye for a seemingly unfathomable gap – regularly has supporters on their feet at DAM Health Stadium and the winger is once again in contention for a place on the wing, as Edinburgh Rugby host Benetton this Saturday (15 October, kick-off 5.15pm).
Speaking to edinburghrugby.org, Graham said: “I’m chuffed to bits. It’s a brilliant award to pick up at the end of month – I’m really enjoying my rugby right now.
“It’s great to get that recognition from the fans who come out every week to support me and the team. I’ve loved playing at DAM Health Stadium this season, there’s a proper buzz on matchday.”
As part of the monthly award initiative, Main Club Partner Scottish Building Society has donated £500 to Graham’s chosen charity, with the winger selecting the Scottish Ambulance Service based in his hometown of Hawick.
The Ambulance Service played an integral role in saving the life of his brother (Clark), who was in a near-fatal car accident nearly two years ago. Graham is now delighted he can pay tribute to a service that means so much to him personally.
“I’ve chosen the Scottish Ambulance Service as they mean so much to me personally,” continued Graham.
“They did an amazing job with Clark two years ago, so I’m delighted that Scottish Building Society are able to donate £500 to such a worthy cause.”
Scottish Building Society Chief Executive Officer Paul Denton hailed Graham’s impact in the opening rounds of the season.
He said: “Darcy has had an incredible start to the season with an amazing number of tries in the month of September, so it’s no surprise that he’s been announced as Scottish Building Society’s Player of the Month.
“Aside from his incredible work on the pitch, it is great to see him support a charity so close to his family’s heart by choosing the Scottish Ambulance Service.
“We all know of the lifesaving work they do across the Borders and it is great to have their work highlighted and supported in this way.”
Head to www.scottishambulance.com to read more about the Scottish Ambulance Service and find out how you can support their work.