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    The Hawick Paper

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    Rob Welsh was a member of the superb Hawick Rugby Club sevens squad that won ten tournaments in a row in the 1960s – and he remembers that time as “magical”. By September of 1966 the Greens held eight Borders sevens trophies and in the spring of 1967 they won at Gala and Melrose again. The...

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    Scott MacLeod admits the step up to professional rugby in 2002 with the Border Reivers was “a shock to the system” before finding his feet and going on to have a stellar career. In last week’s issue we told you how he found the sport late in his early 20s, enjoying a rapid rise from Hawick...

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    Steven Mabon has been named Hawick Harlequins player of the year again, while James Delaney and Ben Murdoch have also picked up awards for their fine form in the 2019/20 season. The campaign will be looked back on in terms of ‘what might have been’ by Quins because they had already won the Border Shield and had...

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    Bruce McNeil admits he leaves Mansfield Park with many great memories after it was announced he is joining Kelso as a player/coach....

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    Hawick Youth in league switch

    Friday, May 8th, 2020

    Hawick Youth are aiming to rise to the “big challenge” of playing in a new league next season. The young Teries will face Ayr/Wellington, Boroughmuir, Marr College, Earlston HS/Melrose Wasps and Stirling County at under-15, under-16 and under-18 levels on a home and away basis....

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    Sara Robson is currently enjoying a well earned rest after a busy 16 months of football and hockey....

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    Seven Teri fitness fanatics boosted their physical and mental health during lockdown by taking part in a mammoth cross-country road relay....

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    Tomorrow (Saturday) marks 38 years since a group of Hawick RFC players swapped their rugby boots for running shoes in what just the second ever London Marathon....

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    Colin Deans vividly remembers the excitement he felt ahead of making his Hawick RFC first XV debut in 1973 against a touring Ballymena side....

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    Scott MacLeod’s sporting journey could have been a whole lot different had he not been persuaded to head along to a Hawick Trades training session aged 20....

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    As soon as author Steve Finan started researching for his new book, Dark Blue Blood – Scottish Rugby in the Black & White Era – he knew there was going to be a large amount of Hawick content....

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    Twenty years on from his debut with Hawick United Under-16s, Alan Campbell remains a mainstay on the local football scene. And in this week’s special feature we talk to the 36 year old about his two decades as a player and manager....

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    Incoming Hawick Waverley player/manager Taylor Hope has described the man he has replaced as a club legend. The 27-year-old, who will succeed his uncle, Mick Hope, knows he has huge boots to fill but is confident he can continue the team’s recent success in the Border Amateur League....

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    Captains take up posts at Minto

    Friday, May 1st, 2020

    Andrew Richardson and Janice Cambridge are honoured to be the Minto Golf Club captains for 2020. The summer season should now be in full swing, but due to Covid-19 it has been put on hold....

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    Minis go virtual to keep training

    Friday, May 1st, 2020

    Hawick Minis may not have been able to meet up for training recently, but they’ve become an online hit through their virtual training sessions and video skills challenges....

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    ‘Home’ comfort for Craig

    Friday, May 1st, 2020

    Former Hawick player Craig Dunlea has hailed the town as his “second home”. The Kiwi powerhouse moved to Scotland in 2000 and was part of a successful period at Mansfield Park under Ian Barnes and Greig Oliver until 2002....

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