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© 2019 by MELROSE Rugby Ltd. 

Tel: 01896822993 

Email: office@melroserugby.org

 @MelroseRugby and @Sthrn_Knights

Youth & Mini Rugby 

Melrose Rugby provide rugby opportunities for boys and girls from Primary 1 to U18 providing a great opportunity to enjoy rugby and become the best players they can be.

Youth rugby refers to the age groups of S1, S2, U15, U16 and U18 who we refer to as Melrose WASPS. We work in conjunction with local secondary school, Earlston High School to form the Melrose Rugby Community.

Mini rugby refers to the Primary 1-3, P4, P5, P6 and P7 age groups and come under Melrose Mini Hornets.

Our Queen Bee's refer to the girls U10 and U12's teams. 

We aim to excel in three areas:

  • Recruitment - encouraging more players to enjoy rugby (over 250 youth players);

  • Representation - enabling players with ambitions to represent their region or country at age grade rugby to achieve their full potential; and

  • Retention - enthusing and preparing players to enjoy adult rugby.

 

The mini rugby groups train every Sunday at 10am on areas local to the club itself. Please get in touch with your child's age group coach for further information. If you are unsure where each of our pitches are please refer to our map below: 

Youth Rugby 

Mini Rugby 

U18 WASPS

Head Coach 

Nick Alston

Assistant Coach 

Steven Dyer

Attack / Backs Coach 

Jerry Brett 

U16 WASPS

Head Coach 
Ciaran Hogg


Assistant Coach 
Gordon Brown


Forwards
Richard Brown &  Ian Marshall


Backs
Andy Douglas

 

U15 WASPS

Head Coach 
Chris Thomson & Callum Anderson


Assistant Coach
Robin Litster    

S2 WASPS

Head Coach 
Ciaran Hogg


Assistant Coach
James Peace

S1 WASPS

Head Coach
Mark Locke


Assistant Coach
Craig Roberston


Assistant Coach
Nicholas Henderson


Assistant Coach
Cameron  Shand


Assistant Coach
Mark Richards

 

Queen Bee's Girls 

Head Coach

Tom Presslie

 

Primary 7 

Head Coach

Alisdair Wright


Assistant Coach
Colin  Bell


Assistant Coach
James Henderson 


Assistant Coach
John Dalziel

Primary 6 

Head Coach
Jon Antrobus


Assistant Coach
Richard Ward


Assistant Coach
James MacDougall


Assistant Coach
Paul Cathrow

   

Primary 5 

Head Coach
Mike Hawthorne


Assistant Coach
Gregor Barr

 

Assistant Coach
Kate Darlow

 

Assistant Coach
Jonathan Scully

 

Assistant Coach
Calum Brown

 

Assistant Coach
David Williams

 

Assistant Coach
Iain Gillispie

 

Assistant Coach
Stuart Cook

   

Primary 4  

Head Coach
Kevin Brown


Assistant Coach
Travis Burne


Assistant Coach
Stuart Campbell


Assistant Coach
Steven Holisz


Assistant Coach
Ian Macdougall


Assistant Coach
Scott Wight

   

Primary 1 - Primary 3   

P3 Head Coach 
Tristan Neate


P3 Assistant Coach
Johan Groenewald

 

P3 Assistant Coach    
Tim Hodgson    
 

P3 Assistant Coach
Chris McQueen

 

P2 Head Coach

Paul McLean


P2 Assistant Coach
Greg Simpson    


P2 Assistant Coach
Philip Church    


P2 Assistant Coach
Chris Santini