If we clear it they will come
FIVE years ago the Selkirk community got behind their rugby club to help clear the Philiphaugh pitch of snow.
On that particular occasion, the team went on to beat Stewart’s Melville FP and subsequently gained themselves promotion to Scottish Rugby’s top tier. Tomorrow, they are looking to do it all again.
Selkirk RFC have put out a plea for help to clear the pitch once more.
Still in with a chance of landing one of the top spots in the National League, the players are desperate to get their match against Watsonians played this weekend.
But with several centimetres of snow currently lying on their ground, and no signs of a thaw, the club is appealing to locals to turn up, if possible with a snow shovel and/or a hard brush, at 9am on Saturday morning to help shift the white stuff.
Director of rugby Dennis Henderson told The Wee Paper: “There’s no ifs and buts about it. We are going to clear that pitch.
“This is a big game for us if we want to stay in the hunt for one of the promotion places, and there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that that is what the players want to do.
“We have only had to do this about three times in my memory and all have proved a successful mission, it’s times like these that the people of Selkirk all pull together and community spirit comes to the fore.
“We would really appreciate any help we can get from players of all ages, supporters and people from the local community.
“With their help we can do this.”
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Weather for Selkirk
Thursday 20 June 2013
Temperature: 11 C to 20 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: South east
Temperature: 11 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: South