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Let there be lights

Youth Club lights: Fiona Waldron cuts the first sod for the new lights at Victoria Park. Photograph: Grant Kinghorn.

Youth Club lights: Fiona Waldron cuts the first sod for the new lights at Victoria Park. Photograph: Grant Kinghorn.

EFFORT, commitment and a great team effort.

All qualities we are used to seeing at Victoria Park, but last weekend, these attributes could be applied to those working away at the side of the pitch as much as to those on it.

Selkirk Youth Club committee and helpers spent most of last weekend installing the wiring for the new training lights.

Preparation work started at 8.30am on Saturday. Scott McColm took the controls of the wee digger and foreman Jake Wheelans cracked the whip. Fiona Waldron cut the first sod as a generous donation towards the lights was made from the estate of her late husband Alan.

Work continued throughout the game against Melrose Wasps (see report on page 19) and on Sunday morning the committee and volunteers started again with the digging and installation of the wiring being completed.

Tomorrow, the poles and lights will be installed and the club are appealing to anyone able to help to please report for duty at 8am.

The club wishes to thank Glendinning Groundworks for transporting the poles to Selkirk and also for giving them the use of their mini digger, and the many businesses who have contributed their services to enable the club to have training lights at long last.

Plans are afoot for an opening ceremony in the near future.

 

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