Duns RFC senior squad turn out to support local charity
Rugby clubs are very often at the heart of rural communities, which is why we were keen to see how we could support Duns RFC. Over the course of the 2016/2017 season the senior squad were looking for ways to incentivise player commitment and our MD Hayden, who has played for Duns RFC since 2004, decided this was an opportune moment for Fleming Homes to step in and get behind the club.
As sponsors of a cash fund designed to reward players who could sustain a 95% attendance rate over 20 games and 40 training sessions, we were delighted to hear that many of the squad maintained a 100% record over the season. Coach Stephen Clark, better known as Frenchy, was amongst those who turned out come rain, hail or shine, leading by example with flawless commitment.
Not only were we impressed by the squad’s striking attendance record, they further increased in our estimation when we learned that they would be donating the £1,200 incentive pot to charity.
Fittingly, the squad chose the Margaret Kerr Unit (a specialist palliative care unit serving the Scottish Borders) in honour of Frenchy’s father, who passed away in Stephen’s first year of coaching the senior team. Even through the toughest of times, Frenchy’s commitment to his team was unwavering. The squad’s donation to the Margaret Kerr Unit was not only a thank you for the amazing care they provide, but also made in recognition of Duns RFC head coach, Stephen Clark.
We salute you, Duns senior squad!
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