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The Co-optimists Rugby Club is delighted to accept an invitation from Melrose Rugby Club to compete in this years Sevens event. It is our intention to bring together an exciting and very competitive side to the Greenyards with a number of high profile names in keeping with our tradition. The team will be coached by Steve Lewis and local Melrose stalwart Scott Wight.

It is also a particular delight to attend this year as we know the club is supporting the My Name'5 Doddie charity and Doddie is a former Co-optimist. Indeed Doddie was part of our last winning team back in 1993 so it is a fabulous opportunuty for us to support him and his charity.

Euan Kennedy


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Annual Match

East Lothian v Co-optimist RFC

Wednesday 15th. April 2022

Kick Off 7:15pm

This years match will be played at the ground of Musselburgh RFC at Stoneyhill. This will be the 98th year since the fixture began when a team raised by Jock Wemyss (Haddington) and George St Clair Murray (Watsonians) competed against Haddington in  1924.

The match is played in a great spirit eptomising all that is good in the game  of rugby football. Fast running rugby and an occasion to be enjoyed by all who attend, be they players, officials or spectators.

Come along on the 15th April enjoy it.

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FCH McLeod 1939-2019

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our Hon President, Fred C H McLeod who died peacefully at the Marie Curie Hospice on 25 December. Fred had been ill for some time but a deterioration in his condition required that he be admitted to the Marie Curie in mid November this year. His illness was fought with great heart and courage and not least, a great sense of humour.

Educated at Daniel Stewart's College in Edinburgh he had a great love for rugby, cricket and tennis but it was the game of rugby to which he gave his all to after his playing days were over. He went on to become President of Stewart's Melville RFC and Cricket clubs, President of the SRU and of course Secretary and President of the Co-optimist RFC. In later years Fred became an active bowler at Corstorphine and went on to become President of that club.

Fred was a committed Co-optimist and served as Committee man, Secretary and then President and Hon President over the years 1980 to 2019. With his wealth of experience in world rugby his was a steady guiding hand and was invaluable to our club in adapting to the shift from purely amateur rugby to the professional game.

He will be a great miss to the Co-optimist club and the game of rugby. Our condolences go to his daughters Angie and Carrie his son Graham, son-in-law Stuart and grandchildren Laura, Sophie, Chloe Danny, Roxanne, Hayley and Lewis

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Quinquennial Dinner 23rd November 2019






Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel


6 45pm for 7 30pm

Dress Formal


It comes round once every five years


Be safe for a place and order your ticket(s) now!


The following links give access to the dinner programme, ticket booking and drinks ordering service.


Dinner Programme Ticket Booking Drinks Pre Order


Application Forms and further information may also be received from

Douglas Livingstone Secretary
Email: coopshonsec@gmail.com


Wine can be pre-ordered by downloading the pre order form via the link above. Save and complete the downloaded form. Send as an email attachment to






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