PSA perform u-turn and announce they will be playing

Hawick PSA's Burnfoot clubhouse
Hawick PSA's Burnfoot clubhouse
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HAWICK PSA will be playing league games this season.

The Burnfoot-based outfit announced last week that they were unable to fulfil their fixtures because of a chronic shortage of players.

But the club has performed a dramatic U-turn and has vowed to field a side in this year’s semi-junior competition.

President Bill McCracken said: “After last week’s publication the club has received so many calls from current and ex-players and committee members raising their disappointment and offering help in any way.

“It’s as a result of this response from the rugby community that it is the club’s decision to carry on and fulfil this coming season’s fixtures.”

After an annual struggle to find players over recent years the matter finally came to a head this summer when the PSA, Scotland’s oldest semi-junior side, revealed that they had only ten boys signed up to play in the forthcoming campaign.

It was subsequently decided to forfeit the rugby side and strive to keep the club going for the next 12 months.

But after a meeting of committee and life members on Tuesday they are now looking to kick on for the kick off next month, with their opening match away to Langholm Colts.

Mr McCracken added: “We call upon all under-18 players that are not affiliated to any other club to consider playing and keep the navy and gold going for the coming season.”

Training will commence on Tuesday night at the Burnfoot clubrooms from 7pm.

Anyone interested in joining the PSA can contact Mr McCracken on 07775300923.