Reivers New Image Festival Kicks Off On Wednesday

Around 450 schoolchildren from all over the Borders will take part in the Border Reivers New Image Festival tomorrow morning at Netherdale, kicking off at 10am. New Image rugby is a fast-flowing, non-contact version of the game and the Reivers squad will be on hand to referee and participate in the tournament which sees 40 teams competing from 23 schools.Around 450 schoolchildren from all over the Borders will take part in the Border Reivers New Image Festival tomorrow morning at Netherdale, kicking off at 10am.

New Image rugby is a fast-flowing, non-contact version of the game and the Reivers squad will be on hand to referee and participate in the tournament which sees 40 teams competing from 23 schools.

The players will also be keeping the kids refreshed by handing out water and fruit which has been donated by the Reivers’ community partner Tesco Galashiels.

Scottish Rugby’s regional development manager for East Lothian and the Borders, Brian Renwick who organises the event said: “It was a great success last year; it’s fantastic to see all the kids outside playing rugby in the sunshine. It’s what sport is all about.”