Girls get a taste of tackling

MORE than 70 players from all over the region took part in the annual Borders under-15 girls’ touch rugby festival at Netherdale last Friday.

Competitors from Peebles, Hawick, Kelso, Eyemouth, Berwick, Galashiels, Selkirk, Langholm and Jedburgh secondary schools played in a series of games before a short training session provided the chance to take part in seven-a-side full-contact games.

Anyone interested in playing girls’ or women’s rugby should contact Iain Park on 07983 710484, Ian Millar on 07732 799083, or any local rugby club development officer.