HAWICK Rugby Club are challenging supporters to pick their greatest ever Greens squad.
The competition will see a panel of selectors charged with choosing their best-ever side. And if their line-up matches one chosen by fans then there are two places at a special ‘best-ever’ team presentation dinner in September to be won.
Club president Rory Bannerman commented: “Whether you are aged 90 or nine you will have the same chance to show your skill in being the team manager who selects the 15 starters, four subs and coach to make up the greatest-ever Robbie Dyes.”
The panel of selectors are vice-president Sandy Bannerman, Scottish rugby legend Jack Hegarty, former international referee Kenny McCartney, ex-Hawick team manager Nick Bannerman and Alan McCredie.
They will be tasked, over the summer months, to pull together a greatest side.
Mr Bannerman (Rory) believes finding the best players for each position – as well as a coach to lead the side – could pose quite a considerable problem.
“Debates will go on all summer long – over the kitchen table, in the back room of the pub or on a beach in South Africa,” he added.
Nobody yet has the answer to who should be in and who should be out. One man’s freedom fighter, they say, is another man’s terrorist, in the same way as one man’s Shawn Muir is another man’s Hugh Mcleod.”
Entry forms, which cost £3 or two selections for £5, can be bought from the High Street outlets of Bannerman Burke and Brydon’s.
In the future they will also be able to be downloaded from the club website.
All entries should be sent to the president HRFC or lodged with Bannerman Burke by September 13.
“We are sure that you will have hours of fun working out your greatest ever team. Happy picking,” added Mr Bannerman.
There are no limits to the amount of entries submitted.
The celebratory dinner will be held on September 27 when the greatest team will be revealed.