Information on youth teams and child protection at Gala Rugby can be found here.

For more information please Contact Us Here

Mini Maroons

For Age 4 - Primary 7

Galashiels Academy & Gala Red Triangle

For S1 - S4

Galashiels Academy & Gala Wanderers

For S5 & S6


Gala Rugby Child Protection Officer


Ben Johnson or



Gala Rugby acknowledges its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of all children in Gala Rugby from harm.


Gala Rugby recognises that all children have the right to participate in rugby union in a safe, enjoyable and positive environment whilst at the same time being protected from abuse, neglect or poor practice.


Gala Rugby confirms that it adheres to the Scottish Rugby Child Protection Policy and the procedures, guidelines, and practices contained in that document and any successor policy.


Gala Rugby confirms that it will appoint a Child Protection Officer (CPO) at the club. Their details will be available within the clubhouse and on the club website. The CPO will undergo Child Protection training as directed by Scottish Rugby. Gala Rugby Child Protection Officer is Ben Johnson.


The Gala Rugby CPO can be contacted by email at with any concerns regarding child protection and will take appropriate action.

Gala Rugby agrees that all allegations or suspicions of abuse, neglect, harm or poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.


Gala Rugby recognises that all children have the right to expect that their participation in rugby union will be supported and delivered by suitably recruited, vetted and managed staff, whether they are volunteering or officiating.


All members of Gala Rugby who undertake regulated work must be member of the PVG Scheme with a Scheme Record Update if necessary.


Gala Rugby acknowledges the Disclosure Scotland referrals process and agrees to action a referral if required.


Gala Rugby agrees that any tours, oversees or domestic must comply with the relevant Scottish Rugby Regulations and Guidance relating to tours.



Gala Rugby upholds the highest standards for Child and Vulnerable Person protection throughout our teams.

Everyone who comes into direct contact with these groups must be of the highest calibre and should be vetted before any involvement with our young players or persons with special needs.

Gala Rugby has a process that requires any new coach to supply two references before going through an informal interview with club officials.

If successful the coach would then be guided through the PVG process as required by the SRU and Disclosure Scotland.

More information on this process can be obtained from our Club Child Protection Officer - - or on the Club, SRU or Disclosure Scotland websites.

Gala Rugby Child Protection Officer is Ben Johnson.


Gala Rugby Child Protection Policy Document
Gala Rugby · Protecting Vulnerable Groups Recruitment Process Document
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

© Gala Rugby 2020 · All rights reserved.