JEDBURGH PICTURE SPECIAL: Sisters doing it for themselves

Ladies Day at Jed-Forest Rugby Club was a chance to get out the gladrags.

Friday, 29th October 2021, 11:54 am
Lucy Gibson, Lacey Morrison, Marie Shaw, Charlie Fojcik, Jessica Hunter and Chloe Williamson. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

Almost 100 ladies on nine tables enjoyed a day-into-night of chit-chat and entertainment pre and post match on Saturday.

It’s an annual social gathering that was, as so many others, cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

As the players toiled on the pitch the ladies caught up, played some bingo and generally relished the day.

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Zoe Scott, Abbie Feeney and Sarah Ferguson. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

Margaret McCraw, a long-time volunteer at the club, said: “It’s been going for a few years now and we’ve had some good day into nights.

"Not all the ladies are connected to the rugby club. We have a rota for the tea system, doing the pies and such for the supporters, and a lot of the ladies on that took a table but there were a lot of younger ones there, not sure if they had boyfriends playing, but everyone seemed to have a really good time.

"We had bingo this time and we had a carvery and then had another game of bingo before the game started.

"I then watched the game, I’ve been a supporter of Jed for a long time, and we had a disco when we came back in and then we had pre-ordered pizzas to keep us going.

Eilidh Young, Alex Paxton, Sarah Henderson and Chelsea Gillespie. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

"It’s a chance for the ladies of the club to get together and have a good time basically. It didn’t happen last year and the last was pre-Covid.”

Unfortunately Jed-Forest lost 17-35 on Saturday to Currie Chieftains.

Margaret added: “I was a bit disappointed because I’m a diehard supporter but a lot of the young ones didn’t bother. It certainly didn’t put a dampener on the day.”

Ashleigh, Emily, Gemma, Robyn, Sarah, Lucy, Carly, Eilidh, Sarah and Chelsea. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Blythe Duff, Holly Watson, Lauren Hogg and Leigh Anderson. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Joyce Weekley, Carol Feeney and Kim Ferreira. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Jed-Forest A Team star Ryan Miller, entertaining the ladies after the match, Ashleigh Foggon, Emily Anderson, Louise Goodfellow, Alex Paxton and Joyce Weekley. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Anne, Debbie, Julie, Pauline, Gillian, Alex, Cara and Joy. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Nikki Lindores, Kerrie Blake, Annabelle Clark, Jade Anderson and Kirtsy Cummings. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)