THE work that goes on behind the scenes within Peebles' thriving rugby community will be recognised and celebrated next month.

There are currently hundreds of players in the town turning out regularly with the odd shaped ball, from primary school pupils all the way up to the OAPees.

And propping up the all-inclusive teams and sections is a vast army of officials, coaches, parents and supporters.

On April 20 at the Peebles Hydro Hotel, the inaugural One Club Awards, which is supported by the Laureate Society, will honour many of those who contribute to the thriving club - both on and off the pitch.

Director Neil Clark told us: “Peebles Rugby is at heart, a grass roots club.

"And we want to shout out that these roots are strong.

"Liam Irvine who plays for the Piranhas designed the One Club Award logo, and demonstrates the values of enjoyment, development, competing and achieving that we are showcasing on the night.

"I would like to thank the Peebles RFC Laureate Society for supporting the inaugural One Club Awards, without which they would not be happening."

The first One Club Awards will take place on Saturday, April 20.

More than 300 players - from primary 7 all the way up to the veterans - along with helpers, coaches, supporters and officials are expected to attend to celebrate the often-unrecognised work and achievements of those involved in local rugby.

A key-note speaker has already been lined up.

And tickets are already on sale from