President Pow hails ‘constructive’ talks

Hawick RFC president Alister Pow
Hawick RFC president Alister Pow

GREENS president Alister Pow has announced that a suspected second coup at Mansfield Park turned out to be a very successful meeting centred on rugby at every level in Hawick, writes Sarah Williamson.

As reported in last week’s Hawick News, speculation had been growing that two separate groups were looking to mount a challenge to the current HRFC committee at the club’s annual general meeting on July 13.

But having already met with Terrence Froud and taken his coaching views on board, we can reveal that the second meeting was with former Greens captain Brian Renwick and what Mr Pow describes as a “select few” - with the only item on the agenda being the future of rugby in the town.

The Mansfield Park president told the Hawick News: “It was a very constructive and very successful meeting, and a huge amount of progress was made on Hawick rugby.

“People may have thought it was going to be about having a pop at Hawick Rugby Club, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It was about the broader picture and rugby in Hawick.”

Mr Pow said they discussed every aspect of rugby in the town from the Minis through to the Albion, the semi-juniors and into the senior clubs.

He added: “This meeting was about the future of Hawick rugby as a whole and I was chuffed to bits with how it went.”

There is due to be a follow-up meeting after Hawick RFC’s monthly management meeting on Monday.