Borders & East Lothian Academy
The Fosroc Scottish Rugby Academy for the Borders & East Lothian operates from the Netherdale Campus in Galashiels, and was the fourth and final facility to be announced.
Made possible through a partnership with Heriot-Watt University, Borders College, Gala Junior Rugby Council and Live Borders, the academy staff and players have access to state-of-the-art gym facilities at TriFitness and the 3G pitch at Fairydean, while University provide office, rehab and medical space.
The consequence of these partners coming together across the region is that the required facilities are now available to support players towards their ambition of professional rugby and playing for Scotland.
Each individual part of the campus provides excellent facilities that will allow the players to work hard towards developing all aspects of their performance and continue to contribute to the strong rugby tradition in the region.
Stage three (full-time) players:
Gary Munro (Hawick), Fraser Renwick (Hawick)
Patrick Anderson (Melrose), Thomas Brown (Melrose), Kyle Brunton (Hawick), Rory Darge (Melrose), Anna Forsyth (Watsonians), Roan Frostwick (North Berwick HS / RFC), Thomas Jeffrey (Peebles)*, Lauren Harris (Melrose Ladies/Edinburgh University), Matthew Kindness (Kelso)*, Scott King (Preston Lodge HS/RFC)*, Robbie McCallum (Loretto School), William Owen (Melrose)*, Finlay Scott (Jed Forest), Lana Skeldon (Watsonians)*, Gemma Stoddart (Watsonians)*, Mak Wilson (Duns)*.
Netherdale Campus, Galashiels
Borders College, Heriot Watt University, Borders Sports and Leisure Trust, Borders Council
Coaches and Staff:
Ross Miller, Mike Legget, Jason Oliveira