Kelso Cougars event draws 1,000

More than 600 young rugby players took part in Kelso Cougars’ annual mini rugby tournament on Sunday.

And with an estimated 400 adults, including coaches and parents, cheering them on at the town’s Poynder and Croft parks, it meant the popular event was another major success.

Teams from Gala, Hawick, Jed, Selkirk, Melrose, Marr, Berwick, Peebles, Duns and Kelso participated.

Kelso Cougars convener Mick Lyall was delighted.

“ Everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves and it all went very well,” he told The Southern.

With more than 100 players registered, the Cougars are going from strength to strength, but Mr Lyall issued a plea for more adults to help with tournaments.

“We could do with more folk volunteering,” he said.

Results: P3 winners, Kelso, runners-up, Hawick; P4 winners, Kelso, runners-up, Melrose; P5 winners, Melrose, runners-up, Selkirk; P6 winners, Gala, runners-up, Marr; P7 winners, Kelso, runners-up, Hawick.