Duns’ Peter Hill is named’ Volunteer of the Month’ by SRU

Duns RFC member Peter Hill has won Scottish Rugby Union’s BT Volunteer of the Month Award for March for the work he has put into developing their new club rooms.

Peter has been with Duns Rugby Football Club since playing in its inaugural season 1959-60 and he went on to play in both the 1st XV and 2nd XV for many seasons.

More recently Peter has utilised his skills as a former building tradesman to renovate club buildings since the 1960s.

During the month of March and over the past 12 months, Peter worked tirelessly to transform what was formerly the gymnasium building at The Berwickshire High School into Duns’ new clubrooms.

On receiving the award, presented by Duns president Eric Robertson, Peter said: “I am really shocked to have been awarded with Volunteer of the Month and it is great to be recognised for the work I have done with the club over the years.

“I enjoy being involved with Duns, whether that’s playing for the 1st XV many years ago or helping re-shape the buildings associated with the club.”

In the late 1960s, the now honorary vice president was part of the building team who renovated what was formerly a private house in the town into premises suitable for rugby clubrooms.

Now retired after a long career in the building trade, 75-year-old Peter has not only provided his invaluable advice, but also his time as a volunteer, spending hours working on new clubrooms to replace those he helped create nearly half a century ago.

Peter’s son Cammy plays for the club’s 1st XV and Peter still attends every home and away fixture.

As part of his award Peter also wins a table for ten at the Scottish Rugby Club awards dinner on Friday, May 27.