Ruth named senior coach of the year

RUTH Hounam has been named Borders senior hockey coach of the year.

The local stalwart was a member of the recent unbeaten Borders Masters team who played in the district tournament in Stirling.

Ewan Jackson, chief executive of Borders Sport and Leisure Trust, said: “Not only does she commit to delivering hockey to the junior members of the Borders Fjordhus club in Hawick but also goes that extra mile to ensure festivals held in Hawick have that added extra.”