Melrose WASPS U18
Melrose Wasps primarily play as part of the Border Semi Junior League. Those fixtures are against other neighbouring Border Towns as well as Tynedale. The bulk of our players attend Earlston High School and the rest have left school and are in further education or working.
We train every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6.45pm and our fixtures are usually on a Saturday afternoon.
Tuesday training sessions are in connection with Melrose 1st XV at Annay Road training pitch, where the senior players lead an individual skills section with the U18s involved.
Thursday training sessions are at Darnick Vale training pitch.
If you are interested in playing please get in contact with Head Coach Ciaran Hogg - firstname.lastname@example.org or 07432 522909. (You must be 16 on/after 1st September 2018)
Saturday 15 December
WASPS vs Kelso Quins
Saturday 22 December
Hawick Youth Rugby vs WASPS
Saturday 29 December
WASPS vs Tynedale
Saturday 12 January
WASPS 81 - 5 Lasswade HS
Tuesday 15 Jan
Jed Thistle vs WASPS
Saturday 19 January
WASPS vs North Berwick
Saturday 23 February
Edinburgh Academy vs WASPS
Saturday 2 March
Saturday 9 March
Stewarts Melville vs WASPS
Saturday 16 March
Goldenacre 7s (Heriots)
Saturday 23 March
North Berwick vs WASPS
Saturday 30 March
Border Cup Final
Saturday 6 April
Saturday 13 April
Hawick Youth Rugby 7s
Saturday 20 April
Gala Wands 7s
Tuesday 23 April
Melrose WASPS 7s
Saturday 27 April
Selkirk Youth Club 7s
Saturday 4 May
Saturday 11 May
Coaching Set Up
Head Coach - Ciaran Hogg (UKCC Level 3)
Assistant Coach - Richard Brown (UKCC Level 2)
Assistant Coach - Steven Dyer (UKCC Level 2)
Assistant Coach - Ian Marshall (UKCC Level 2)
Rennie Welch have sponsored Melrose U18 Wasps for many years now and we are delighted to have them on board again for another year.
“Rennie Welch is delighted to be, again, sponsoring Melrose Wasps. We are well aware from the business world that we see the great oaks growing from small acorns but this takes time and support and we feel that this mirrored in rugby. Young, enthusiastic and talented players still need support and direction to ensure that they maximise their playing potential and we hope that our continued sponsorship helps Melrose Wasps produce the stars of the future”
Gordon Chisholm - Rennie Welch
S D Consultancy
We are delighted to have SD Consultancy on board for the first time this year, and we look forward having them working closely with our players to help them achieve after they have left school.
"SD Consultancy - Skills, Development, Careers is delighted to support the Melrose Wasps and we are looking forward to a thrilling season, packed full of learning, growth & development. As a provider of Modern Apprenticeships throughout Scotland, we believe wholeheartedly in demonstrating and promoting the benefits of work-based learning to businesses, individuals & the Scottish economy #LearnEarnGrow"
Mike Dalrymple – SD Consultancy
Dalply Facades & Interiors
We are also delighted to have Dalply Facades & Interiors onboard and sponsoring us this season, and look forward to working closely with them.
Dalply Facades & Interiors are proud to support Melrose Wasps this Season.
As a local, successful and ambitious company Dalply Facades & Interiors share many values with Melrose Wasps and Melrose Rugby Club, such as Respect, Engagement, Achievement & Leadership but above all Enjoyment!
In Rugby, as in Business, it is important to continue ‘Getting Better at Getting Better’ which is why we are delighted to support the Melrose Wasps for their upcoming Season.
We wish the Melrose Wasps a successful season and look forward to seeing them continue to develop as a team and as individuals – The Wasps Way!
Patric Catterall - Dalply Facades & Interiors