Kinta Lindsay has become the first female President of a rugby club in the Borders. The Australian has taken over the Presidency of Walkerburn RFC, and her aim is to put the club back on the map again after the Caberston Haugh-based club nearly folded in the last few years. It has been a struggle for the club which was plying its trade in East League 3 until recently. Lack of numbers has been a major issue but the seeds of recovery are there for all to see, and this season the club has put out a team playing friendly games and has had an unbeaten run. Its 7s tournament is one of the most enjoyable on the circuit and the success of that event, which now brings the curtain down at the end of the Borders rugby season, is largely responsible for keeping the club afloat financially.
Now with Kinta at the helm, the likeable 54 year old will lead by example. Not immune to getting her hands dirty and putting in the hours, she is looking forward to the challenge of reviving the club and putting Walkerburn back on the map again. The aim will be to get league rugby back on the agenda and building the numbers up. Walkerburn have announced that their 7s tournament will take place next year on May 26th. Watch interview with Kinta here.