Chairman Paxton on the ball at Albert Park

Hawick Royal Albert chairman Graeme Paxton
Hawick Royal Albert chairman Graeme Paxton
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NEWLY-INSTALLED Hawick Royal Albert chairman Graeme Paxton is relishing his part in taking the club forward, writes John Slorance.

A midfield man, Paxton (pictured) first played for Royalists in the late seventies and in between spells with Hawick United he spent several seasons at Albert Park, including a stint as assistant manager.

Talking of his new role, he said: “The Albert committee has been on the small side for a number of years. But it is now a lot bigger and things are starting to happen in a number of ways, one of which is our aim to strengthen the club’s link with youth football.

“The youth set-up has really come on in the town this past year, and the Albert would like to get involved in it and already have done, in staging youth games at Albert Park and presentation nights in the clubrooms.

Alluding to the season ahead, Paxton continued: “The club are trying to have a more professional approach, and we’re having the pitch reseeded, the dressing rooms altered and the floodlights fixed.

“We would love to hear from anyone who would like to sponsor the club as this would help a great deal. The committee is the strongest it has been in a long time but the club is still on the lookout for new faces.

“There is a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes at the moment, and there is a lot of hard work still to do. It’s all going to take time but the club is moving forward.”