Greens record a profit as members’ fees rise

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HAWICK RFC made a profit in the last financial year of almost £5,000.

The figures were revealed at Monday night’s AGM, which was attended by just under 100 members.

It was also announced that the price of membership will increase for the first time in three years. Ordinary members will now pay £80 and concessions £50, juniors £12 and family £165. However, with the early rounds of next season’s RBS Cup played locally, members will not need to pay to watch these games as has been the case in previous seasons.

During the evening, questions were raised from members about some players leaving the club, the structure of the town rugby, the coaching structure and what aims the club has for the forthcoming season.

Club secretary John Thorburn said: “We are fortunate to have really passionate members at the club and the numbers on Monday night showed the feeling there is for rugby in Hawick.

“I know that other clubs throughout Scotland struggle to get people to come to an annual general meeting.

“We look forward to next season and the challenges that go with it.”

During the AGM, president Alister Pow spoke of his delight at the club securing a top eight place and once again winning its own sevens tournament.

However, he admitted a particular low was the inability to fulfil the fixture against Glasgow Hawks on the scheduled date at the end of the season.

Bruce McNeil was elected captain again and it was also announced that former scrum half, Kevin Reid, would be assisting on the rugby side next season.

There were no changes to the management committee for next season.