Season 2006/2007 News

13/6/2007 - Season 2006/2007 ends

Once again, as the season draws to a close, we loose some key people from the team. Roger Berret became convener at the start of this season but looked like he'd been doing it for years. He brought enthusiasm, commitment, hard work and, most of all, fun to his year in charge ably assisted by son Michael (P7). Four of our experienced coaches are also moving on so we thank P7 coaches Andrew, Alan and Brian for their time and commitment. David and Carol Ritchie and family are emigrating to New Zealand in the Summer so we wish them all the best and safe journey. David has coached many age groups over the years and was Match Secretary this year. Carol has organised the Tuck 'n Teas which ensured that kids, parents, coaches, guests and visitors were fed and watered over the year. We thank them both for their commitment.

12/05/2007 - P6's draw at Jed Sevens

The P6 squad were involved in a tight battle with Jed between the Jed Sevens Semi's and Final. Both teams went close with Kelso stopped inches short of the winning try late on. The guys played well on a cool wet day and were rewarded with the medals for greater effort shown.

23/04/2007 - P7's win again at Gala Tournament

The P7 squad won their 3rd tournament of the year at Gala after an epic final against Melrose winning in sudden death extra time with a try from Ali Johnston. The win was a reverse of the group stage match between the two where Melrose, who looked far stronger than at the Border Minis tournament the previous week, won comfortably.
P7 Team at GalaP7 Team on platform at Gala

14/04/2007 - Kelso runners up in Border P7 Tournament

The P7's squad narrowly lost out to Hawick Schools in the final of the Gala RFC Mini Maroons Border Minis P7 Tournament at Netherdale. In the group stages a tough 2-2 draw with Langholm was followed by a narrow 4-3 win over Melrose, after a tremedous second half revival, and a comfortable win over Selkirk. In the final Kelso took an early lead but a strong Hawick side held their shape well and ran in two tries to take first prize with a 2-1 victory. Well done to both teams and the final was a great advert for Mini Rugby on the main Netherdale pitch before the Borders v Ulster Magners League match.

08/04/2007 - Ayr Tour Information Sheet

The Ayr Tour Information Sheet can be downloaded here.

08/04/2007 - Borders Mini P7 Tournament

P7's will be playing in the Border Mini's P7 tournament on Fr 13th April at Netherdale KO 4:30pm.
The format is 2 pools of 4 teams with the winners of each pool going into the final that will be played at 7pm, just before the Borders v Ulster at 7:30pm. Squad sizes are limited to 12 players and normal SRU P7 rules apply. All selected players to be at Netherdale by 4pm latest to ensure a proper warm up.
Please park in the Heroit Watt University car park and NOT the main Netherdale car park.
A snack tea will be provided to all players after they have finished playing their games.
Reivers Game
All players are welcome to stay on and watch the Reivers game. A ticket will be provided to each player for admission to the game.
Any adult also wishing to watch the game will have to purchase their own ticket(s) which will be available from the ticket booth in the car park.

We are relying on parents to bring the players to Netherdale, there is NO bus arranged. If you have transport problems please contact any of the coaches below.
Alan 223499, Andrew 440744, Brian 440768

31/03/2007 - Galashiels Tournament

Bus leaves Kelso High School at 11:45 am. Due to the large number of players from the Cougars taking part, and given the limited spaces on the bus, it would be helpful if those travelling parents could take one or two players with them. Please inform their relevant coaches regarding transport arrangements.
P7 - 10-a-side : squad size to be maximum of 14
P6 - 8-a-side : squad size to be maximum of 12
P4 - P5 : squad size of 12
P3 - are welcome to attend as long as they do not mind being mixed with other teams to give them the experience of a tournament situation.
P1 - P2 : Whilst it is difficult for them to take part, there may be an opportunity for them to participate in some coaching at Netherdale and therefore should they wish to attend then they would be made welcome.

31/03/2007 - Ayr Tour Meeting

Following the coaching session on the 15th there will be an Ayr tour meeting in the club rooms at 12:30 pm. At least one member of the tourist's family should attend, as this will be the only opportunity prior to the tour to receive all the necessary information. Anyone who has not paid the tour fees by 8th April will not be eligible to go.

12/03/2007 - Winners at Melrose

Well done to the P7 squad who took their first Borders tournament win in Melrose with some fine team performances.
P7 Team

17/02/2007 - Jedburgh Away

Bus leaves Kelso High School car park at 10:00 am sharp on 18th Feb, all age groups travel.

17/02/2007 - Ayr Tour Consent Form

Some parents may still not have had the opportunity to collect a form for the tour, please ask Roger or a coach for the necessary paperwork or download the consent form here.

17/02/2007 - Race Night

Raffle prizes can now be handed in for this event. Apologies to many people who missed out on obtaining tickets. The popularity of this evening, as fore warned, means that maybe, for next year, we should use Murrayfield to squeeze in the extra 60,000.

17/02/2007 - Radio Borders / Web site

Whilst it is impossible to contact 77 players on a Sunday morning when the weather creates a problem, the coaches do all that they can to ensure that everyone is informed. They, like the rest of us, have better things to do. This is why Radio Borders are contacted as soon as possible. In the past, this has proven to be the most effective way of reaching the majority, but if anyone should be in any doubt over the next few weeks then feel free to phone me. Alan Hutchison regularly updates our web site, where all information can be obtained including Ayr tour consent forms etc.

4/02/2007 - Selkirk Match Called Off

The game with Selkirk on Sun 4th Feb has been cancelled due to a frozen pitch, see you at coaching next week.

26/01/2007 - Peebles Match Off

The game with Peebles on Sun 28th Jan is cancelled. This game will be replaced by outdoor coaching at Poynder Park, usual time 10:30am-12noon.

22/01/2007 - Race Night Update

All 150 tickets for the race night (cheese and wine) event have now sold out. Please note a change in start time to 7pm for 7:30 pm start. All ticket money needs to be paid by Sunday 25th Feb and can be given to Roger or any coach.

10/01/2007 - Ayr Tour - Player Consent Forms

All players that want to go on tour to Ayr must complete a consent form and return to Roger Berret or any coach by 18th February 2007. Cost is £25 for kids and £30 for adults and cash/cheques must be submitted along with the consent form which can be downloaded here.

10/01/2007 - Ayr Tour - Requirements for Adult Helpers

Any adults planning to go on this trip who do not have a Disclosure Scotland certificate for the purposes of Mini Rugby should see Ian Fingland after the coaching session on Sunday 21st January, (upstairs in the club rooms from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm) to complete an application. Please bring; Birth certificate, Driving licence, household utility bill, a note of your previous addresses over the past 10 years. (Applications can take up to 3 months to process.)

10/01/2007 - Race Night Update

The race night (cheese and wine) event will take place in the club rooms on Saturday 17th March, 7:30 pm for 8:00 pm There is a limit to just 150 tickets and are priced at £10. However, as over 60 tickets have already been pre-booked, it would be prudent to order them sooner rather than later. You do not want to miss out on this night as there is nothing like it south of Wick.

10/01/2007 - Coaches Meeting

Hopefully, after the indoor coaching on Sunday 21st January, we can hold a short meeting for all coaches available, in the club rooms if they are open. Should the club rooms be closed, then it will be held in the Black Swan, Red Lion, White Swan, The Waggon, and The Cobbles!

10/01/2007 - International Tickets

Unfortunately, due to the numbers wishing to buy tickets for the Scotland v Wales game, it would not be financially viable for us to buy tickets and hire transport at the prices offered. Anyone who is still keen to go should contact the S.R.U. direct.

10/01/2007 - Somerfield Bag Packing Update

Thanks to all the P 6 and P 7 players and adults who took part in the recent fund raiser at Somerfield. Enough funds were raised to confirm our payment for our tour and maybe to supply the players with an extra Mars bar for the journey to Ayr (but only one between two)

07/01/2007 - Race Night

The infamous annual Race Night will be held in the Rugby Club on Sat 17th March. Get your tables booked quickly - tickets priced at £10 normally go fast! More details to follow.

07/01/2007 - Happy New Year

The first coaching of 2007 took place today but not quite as planned. The games hall was locked so a good turn-out of kids played round robin touch rugby behind the pitch at Poynder.

11/12/2006 - Somerfield Bag Packing Rota

Once again Somerfield Supermarket, Roxburgh Street, Kelso, have kindly allowed the Mini Rugby P6 & P7 players to assist the store in packing customers bags at the checkout on the days leading up to both Xmas & Hogmany. In return for this service the players usually receive generous tips, all of which are collected to raise funds for the Tour to Ayr in April 2007. Below is a rota for the players. As you will see the players will do up to 3 stints of up to 4 hours overall.

Click HERE for the pdf version.

11/12/2006 - Xmas Party Review

After some fun coaching involving rugby rounders and various exercises, all rushed to get to the party. Sevens teams of eight that included one Kelso first team player (thanks guys!) and one team of eight baddies (coaches!) competed as rugby nations for the top prize. Two broken chairs later (kids, not coaches or players!) and, after much fun, Italy were victorious. Santa brought some seasonal excitment and the coaches and first team players musical chairs was as competitive as you would expect! Some other highlights were players fancy dress, Eck's lipstick and a whale slide in the balloon race! Thanks to parents, players, coaches and all who helped.

17/11/2006 - New Year re-start

Kelso Mini Rugby re-starts after the Xmas and New year break on Sun 7th Jan 2007 in the Games Hall at Kelso High School (12noon-1pm) for indoor coaching.

17/11/2006 - Xmas Party

The Xmas party will take place on 10th Dec 2006 following the coaching session. (Coaching 10:30am-12noon, Party 12noon-2pm)

12/11/2006 - Duns away game

P4, P6 and P7 only will be travelling to Duns on Dec 3rd, there will be coaching at Poynder for the remaining age groups as normal. Please be at the High School car park for 9.45am, kick-off is 11am.

12/11/2006 - Selkirk away game

P2/3 to P7 will be travelling to Selkirk on Nov 19th, there will be no coaching for P1's. Please be at the High School car park for 9.45am, kick-off is 11am.

22/10/2006 - Tea and Tuck

We would like to remind parents to supply food for home game according to the list at the foot of the tuck and teas page.

22/10/2006 - Gala/Dunbar Game

The staff shop have kindly offered to open for this game on 29th Oct. there is an extensive range of excellent items - well worth a visit.

21/10/2006 - Sponsored cycle ride

Thanks to all that took part in the sponsored bike ride, the kids had a great day with a send off from John Beattie and Gary Parker in Kelso Square (picture to follow). Please remember to hand in your sponsor money by 5th November to ensure you have the chance to win the rugby shirt.

11/10/2006 - Scotland V Pacific Islanders

Tickets will be available to see the above match on Sat Nov 18th 2006 at Murrayfield. Ticket order forms with money (adults: 15 pounds, kids: 10 pounds) need to be handed to Roger Berrett or any Coach by Sun 15th Oct.
The ticket order form containing full details can be downloaded here

11/10/2006 - Sponsored cycle ride

The annual fund raising sponsored bike ride will take place on Saturday 21st October 2006. Meet in Kelso Square at 10 am to set off for Floors at 10.30 am and returning to the rugby club at approximately 12.15pm.
The full sponsor form including event details can be downloaded here
Additional sponsor sheets can be downloaded here

25/9/2006 - Penicuik clean sweep!

All teams that played at the Penicuik tournament won their age groups. Well done and great efforts from P4, P5, P6 and P7.

1/8/2006 - Kelso 7's

P7's will play Jed during between the semi's and final of Kelso 7's on Sat 12th August.

20/4/2006 - Season 2006/2007

Training for next season will resume on Sunday 27th August 2006, 10:30am to 12noon. All kids are welcome and we encourage them to bring along any pals that may be interested in having a go.
As this season draws to a close, four of our experienced coaches are moving on so we thank Cliff, Brian, Allan and Maria for their time and commitment over the last five years. Also leaving us is Elaine, who has ensured that kids, parents and coaches were fed and watered over the year - surely the most important job of all!
If you fancy a rewarding role in coaching or parent helping please get in touch here or contact any current coach. All training and child protection procedures will be provided by the club.

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