On Saturday (28 September) RBS Premiership club Heriot’s are aiming to fill the terraces at Goldenacre for their local derby with Edinburgh Accies.
The day is part of the club’s drive to bring rugby fans back to the grassroots game and turn out to support their local team.
The first and second XVs will be playing the Raeburn Place squads and the thirds will turnout against Stewart’s Melville FP. Also, the Golden Oldies and P7s teams will be gracing the turf with friendly matches.
The games will start at 11am, with the Premiership fixture beginning at 3pm. There will be lots for families to do from 2pm, including food stalls, kicking competitions, inflatables and a fancy dress competition.
Heriot’s President, Donald Gray, said: “Last year we did a fill the stand day and managed to get 2500 people along to Goldenacre. This season we have brought it forward to try and get some better weather.
“We want to encourage people to come back and watch club rugby, particularly young rugby players, so we have lots on for children, including inflatables, a fancy dress team and stalls.
“We’re really excited about the event and are advertising it to the six local primary schools, we have an advert on the local radio station and the Evening News are helping us out.
“The best thing that happened last weekend was Edinburgh Accies beating Melrose because it’s opened up the RBS Premiership. We’re sitting next to Edinburgh Accies in the table now, so it’s going to be a real top-of-the-table clash.”
Tickets are £10 for adults and kids go free. If an adult has a child in fancy dress they can gain entry for £5.