Season 2007/2008 News

1/05/2008 - Ayr Tour Report

The 2008 Ayr Tour proved a big hit again with this years players coaches and parents all enjoying themselves. After a late start from Kelso we arrived in Craig Tara slightly late for our food and after an unfortunate debate we got ourselves sorted out and down to the chalets to bunk-in. Then it was off to the Atlantic arcades and fun whilst the adults enjoyed a chat over a shandy. Saturday saw us fed and off to Marr where we saw some old friends again and the boys played their rugby. The weather was mixed with some heavy showers but this didn't dampen their spirits. We were again done proud by Marr with special thanks to Dougie and Wallace. Then it was back to Craig Tara and swimming, go karting, football and 10 pin bowling for the boys. Saturday night was spent at the arcades and Atlantic family showbar with coaches donning their "loud shirts". Some late night feasts were had by the boys and then to bed. Sunday was more karting, swimming, footie, bowling and then it was back to The Stair Arms for our post tour dinner after which the boys got their player of the year awards.

p3- Mark Hill
p4- Stuart Banks
p5- Robbie Thomson
p6- Mikey Horsburgh
p7- Ryan Jarvis
p7- Player's Player - Sean Thorburn

Our P7's that have done so well throughout the year are moving up and we will miss them, especially their Irn Bru antics!! They said their farewells and made some very heartfelt speeches that gave us all some lumps in the throat. Three coaches have hung up their boots this year: Colin Gillie,Stuart Ford and Maria Waldie. They all have served the Cougars well and we wish them all the best in their retirement homes! Presentations were made by both The Cougars and also some of the parents to thank them for their efforts. The p7 lads will do even better when they hit Kelso high School as the good squad foundations are there already in their team, so good luck boys!

25/10/2007 - Gregor Townsend coaching

We look forward to a Pro coaching session from Gregor Townsend of Scotland and British Lions fame on Sunday 9th of December. Gregor has a wealth of Rugby knowledge and a talent for imparting that on coaches and players alike.

25/10/2007 - P7's at Kelso v Jed

P7s are to play Jedburgh P7s at 14.30 on Sat 3rd November as a curtain raiser game before the First team kick off. All Kelso Cougars are invited to come and watch both games for free and support the Club.

22/10/2007 - Jed Tournament Wins

Kelso were at Jedburgh Tournament on Sunday where P5 and P7 played very well, won all their games and lifted the cups for Kelso Cougars .They played great rugby and were a joy to watch, well done lads! Dougie Wood - Convenor. Pictures are posted to the gallery.

19/10/2007 - NEW Picture Gallery

A photo gallery has been added starting with the Ayr Tour of 2006. Click on Picture in the side menu. If you have pictures you want posted click on Webmaster and send by email.

28/9/2007 - Program Change

The away game against Dunbar and Portobello is cancelled and will be replaced by coaching at the usual time.

12/9/2007 - Program Changes

For the Melrose game on 16th September - Meet at 09.45am at Kelso High School and bus leaves at 10.00 am sharp. The Penicuik Tournament has been moved from 23rd to 30th September, meet at Kelso High School at 09.15 and bus will leave at 09.30 sharp. Sunday 23rd will now be coaching at the usual time.

12/9/2007 - Gregor Townsend Coaching Postponed

Gregor Townsend coaching session will be rearranged to a later date post World Cup.

3/9/2007 - Registration Forms

Player registration forms can be dowloaded here.. Forms must be completed to ensure medical details are known for the safety of players.

22/8/2007 - Gum Shields - High School Age Groups

On 13th September from 18.30 onwards Dentist Paul Dunmore will be at Kelso Clubrooms for Gum shield fittings. The price is £17.50 and includes the original moulding and comes in a choice of colours (for those who are fashion conscious). All players are urged to wear a Gum shield as protection against dental and gum injury! Fitting shall commence with youngest first upwards.

22/8/2007 - Gum Shields - Primary Age Groups

On 6th September from 18.15 onwards Dentist Paul Dunmore will be at Kelso Clubrooms for Gum shield fittings. The price is £17.50 and includes the original moulding and comes in a choice of colours (for those who are fashion conscious). All Mini Cougars are urged to wear a Gum shield as protection against dental and gum injury! Fitting shall commence with youngest first upwards.

22/8/2007 - Gregor Townsend Coaching

On 30th September (provisionally) Scotland and British Lions Legend Gregor Townsend will be with us for a top flight coaching session. Gregor has played top level rugby and is now widely regarded as one of the best coaches in Scotland. He will be on hand for our session and some photos afterwards. This session is made possible by the generosity of the modest Mr Neil Thomson for which we are very grateful.

22/8/2007 - Volunteers required

We need volunteer Coaches to come forward and a coaches Foundation Course is being run on 12th & 19th September at The Greenyards. All interested should contact our YDO Stewart Milne on 07764 759258. Stewart is also arranging a level 2 course in October and Dr Ian Fingland will be at the Kelso clubhouse on September 2nd at 11.00 to help coaches through the Disclosure Scotland procedure. Anyone interested please contact Dougie Wood 07970 009371.

We also need Ladies who can help with tea`n`tuck, please contact Caroline Brown on 07809 206964, the more the merrier.

22/8/2007 - Gum Shields

On 6th September from 18.15 onwards Dentist Paul Dunmore will be at Kelso Clubrooms for Gum shield fittings. The price is £17.50 and includes the original moulding and comes in a choice of colours (for those who are fashion conscious). All Mini Cougars are urged to wear a Gum shield as protection against dental and gum injury! Fitting shall commence with youngest first upwards.

22/8/2007 - Parents Meeting

There will be a parents meeting after coaching on 2nd Sept at 12noon in the clubrooms this will include a Lost and Found property. We also ask any parents whose child's Boots/Shorts/Gloves etc are too small for their own child to bring it along for the use of the younger Mini Cougars. This not only clears space at home but makes the best use of equipment that has simply been outgrown. Please only bring items that are in good condition.

5/8/2007 - Kelso Sevens - 11 Aug 2007

P7s will be playing Jed in their annual fixture before the Sevens final, come down and give them some early season support.

5/8/2007 - Kelso Sevens Bottle Stall

Can any parents of children involved with the Mini Rugby please bring along any bottles of any description to help raise funds for next season. All help on the Saturday will be much appreciated. We aim to put up the stall at 10.30am Sat 11th Aug and any willing bodies are welcome! Bottles can be dropped into Dougie Wood @ Wallace Of Kelso, Bowmont Street, Kelso.

13/6/2007 - Season 2007/2008 starts

Training for next season will resume on Sunday 26th August 2007, 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. If you fancy a rewarding role in coaching or parent helping please get in touch on the Contacts page or contact any current coach. All training and child protection procedures will be provided by the club.

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