IF you were at the Hawick 7s earlier this month, out of the corner of your eye, you would have seen Borders Women and Girls Rugby (BWGR) running one of their ‘Pitch up and Play’ sessions.

This was one of several held over this summer, aimed at encouraging girls and ladies of all ages to have the opportunity to play rugby.

BWGR teamed up with Borders Clan, a mixed ability team from Peebles, for a fun rugby warm up and training session for 90 minutes.

Even with the changeable weather, all the players really enjoyed the session and it showed that rugby can embrace all diversity and that inclusion is alive and well in Borders Rugby.