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Hawick to host Borders Festival of Rugby

Hawick RFC are expanding their traditional Sevens Tournament and will now host The Borders Festival of Rugby which will this year be held on Saturday 21st April.

As well as hosting the fourth round of the King of the Sevens tournament, there will also be the first annual Women’s Sevens competition and a youth tournament for S1 teams.
Another addition is a ‘Coach the coaches’ clinic for all Borders Rugby coaches led by former Scotland Sevens captain, Scott Wight and Mark Robertson from the GB Olympic squad.

Mansfield Park and Mansfield Haugh will open at 10.00 a.m. on the 21st of April with the rugby complimented by free activities for kids, an Afternoon Tea Party with a difference and an after 7s party hosted by Paul Reilly and Dougie Telfer.

Hawick RFC is delighted to welcome BSW Timber as the Borders Rugby Festival main sponsor. BSW Timber is the UK’s leading timber business based in the Scottish Borders and the Rugby Club will be working with BSW Timber to make the Festival a huge success for our community.

Sevens Convenor and President of Hawick RFC, John Thorburn, commented: “We recognised that our traditional Sevens tournament was needing a revamp and we are delighted to have so much activity planned this year. It is our intention to provide entertainment for all ages along with a community spirit. Also, it is fantastic having a sponsor such as BSW Timber on board as they are very supportive of the initiatives we are introducing.”

Tony Hackney, CEO of BSW Timber said: “As a Borders-based business, it’s a real privilege to be helping this new initiative along and being part of the fine sporting traditions of the region. Hawick RFC hosting the Festival is a great idea especially as I live in Hawick!”