Kelso youngsters gear up for cross border challenge

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In just a few weeks time, and before their football season has even started, Kelso Football Club Juniors face a new challenge.

The first International Under 15 Challenge Cup match against their cross-border neighbours Berwick Juniors.

The match, which is set to take place on Sunday, September 1, at 2.30pm at Woodside Park, presents an opportunity for both teams to contest the Yetholm Challenge Cup kindly donated by the Borders Festival of Football Committee. And such is the expectation that the event, organised by Kelso Football Club, Cheviot Youth and the Borders Festival of Football is making Kelso Under-15s coach Brian Young just a little anxious and excited.

Coach Young, who will be leading out his team, told The Southern: “It’s a great chance for the boys to measure themselves against a top team from over the Border. We are really looking forward to a great match and a great day.”

Organisers look forward to welcoming John Lamont MSP and David Harvey, chairman of Cheviot Youth, who along with Kelso FC president Michael Tait, form the presentation party. Mr Harvey said: “I was delighted to be asked to be part of the presentation group.

“I know of all the hard work, dedication and time that is given by all involved at Kelso FC to ensure that young people have a successful and welcoming club that they can be justly proud of.”

The organising committee are also looking forward to entertaining a big crowd and are delighted the three local councillors Alec Nicol, Simon Mountford and Tom Weatherston will be in attendance to watch what promises to be a wonderful afternoon.

For further information, contact Ian Rendall Reid on or ring 01573 420703.