50 years of rugby ref appointments

THE Border Rugby Referee Society has been appointing officials to rugby fixtures in the Borders n for 50 years.

In that time great success has been achieved with local match officials developing through the Society to officiate at national, European and international matches.

On Saturday, December 7 the Society will celebrate this major milestone by holding its 50th annual dinner at Selkirk Rugby Club (7pm). All Border officials – past and present – are welcome to attend. Guest speakers are: Stuart McCulloch, of Radio Borders; David Ferguson, Chief Sports Writer of The Scotsman; and John Htet Khin, a renowned speaker on the after-dinner circuit.

Tickets cost £20 per person, and transport will be provided to and from Hawick, Kelso, Jedburgh, Peebles, Innerleithen and Galashiels. Contact the Society’s president, Austin Ramage (austinramage@sky.com or 07947 581744) or secretary, Tony Leighton (tony.leighton@pirncraig.com or 07747 806943), if you would like to go or for more information.