A SPECIAL trophy is to be presented to a Haddington RFC stalwart.

The club recently held its end of season awards, which rewarded members of the current playing squad.

However, the club person of the year award went to a group, known as ‘The Last of the Summer Wine’.

Keith Wallace, the club’s president, said: “When the current situation allows, the trophy will be presented to John Higgenbotham, the surviving member of the club’s ‘Famous Five’ supporters, following the sad loss over the past 13 months of Davie Allan, Dick Blackie, Scotty Anderson and Tom Hogg.

“Great servants of the club and an intrepid and fun-loving bunch of men, their Friday ‘board meetings’ in the Railway are the stuff of legend.

“They had a combined age well in excess of 400 years.”

The club hopes to arrange a get-together with Higgenbotham and the families of the others at some point post-lockdown to celebrate their contribution to the club.

Wallace was also elected for a further term as the club’s president.

He added: “We will continue to engage with members through social media during the lockdown, and will be working under Government and SRU guidance to see how we restart rugby and re-open the clubhouse in a controlled manner.

“Whatever this looks like, we will be celebrating 50 years of mini-rugby at the club, a great achievement and a critical foundation of all we do.

“We will keep members posted on updates and ask all members and friends of HRFC to follow all guidance and stay safe and well.”