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U12s - Free    |    12-18s - £3    |    Adults - £5

After two successful years of the Maroond@Gala format, we are delighted that Maroon'd returns for 2023 and is here to stay on the Gala Rugby calendar.

Join us here at Netherdale this August for the 3rd Annual 'Maroon'd@Gala' festival, showcasing the very best in Borders Rugby from P3 right

through to Senior Rugby. 

In the morning our Mini Maroons tournament is at centre stage, taking over the entirity of Netherdale, before handing over the baton to Semi-Junior and Senior rugby in the afternoon. The rugby is complimented by live music, street food vendors and five different bars open all day.


What's on?

Throughout the day we will have some of the very best musical acts the Scottish Borders has to offer.

Some of the performers are returning to the Borders School of Music Maroon'd Mainstage,

and we have some new additions for 2023.

Maroon'd is more than a rugby festival. We aim to get the community together to enjoy a taste of exactly

what the Scottish Borders communities can offer. At the fore-front of our day is our Senior Rugby tournament,

which is part of the 2023/24 Kings of the 7s Series!

We also have our Mini's (P3 - P7), Semi-Junior (U16 & U18) and Girls Rugby tournaments.

These run throughout the day with rugby related activities running from 9am, right through to 7:30pm

where the event culminates with our Senior 7s FINAL!


1875 Hospitality

£75 Per Person      SOLD OUT 

A traditional hospitality experience with a three-Course Meal in our Hospitality Suite with

four complimentary drink vouchers and

a late afternoon buffet.

With views of the pitch, and a live TV feed

you won't miss a minute of the action!

To book, please email:

Mitchell Glass Family Hospitality

£35 Per Adult   ·   £15 Per Child      SOLD OUT 

Children friendly hospitality experience in the Mitchell Glass Marquee towards the Gala Water end of Netherdale, with a pitchside view, private bar, full buffet and late afternoon desserts provided.

We also have the Gala Rugby bouncy castle situated to the side for exlcusive use for the children during their hospitality experience.

To book, please email:


For the 2023 Maroon'd@Gala festival we are delighted to have partnered with Borders School of Music to bring you the best in up-and-coming musical talent of the Borders!

Gala Rugby are committed to offering entertainment other than the rugby at Maroon'd and this partnership with Borders School of Music helps us offer more to everyone on the day!


Maroon'd Main-Stage |   12:00

Guitar and Violin

8 Days

Maroon'd Main-Stage |   15:00

3 Piece Rock Band

Katie Malcolm

Maroon'd Main-Stage |   17:15

Piano and Vocalist

Small Town Splitters

Maroon'd Main-Stage |   20:00


Erin Highton

Maroon'd Main-Stage |   12:45

Acoustic Guitarist and Vocalist 

Lewis & Sara

Maroon'd Main-Stage |   16:00

Guitar and Vocalist

Beck & Forth

Maroon'd Main-Stage |   17:45

Guitar and Vocalist


Maroon'd Main-Stage |   21:00


BSoM Students

Maroon'd Main-Stage |   14:00


BSoM Vox

Maroon'd Main-Stage |   17:00


Aaron & Char

Maroon'd Main-Stage |   18:45

Guitar and Vocalist

The Phat Cats

Maroon'd Main-Stage |   22:00


Food & Drink

At Maroon'd we offer the very best of borders rugby and musical entertainment, so why should the food and drink on offer differ from this! We're delighted to have so many fantastic local food vendors with us on the day, as well as some from further afield!

We have numerous bars located around the Maroon'd@Gala venue. To make it really easy and quick for you to get served we can confirm that our cashless bars will return for the 2023 festival. Our bars will not accept money for drinks, and instead you must purchase drinks tokens from a token station (also located throughout the site) to purchase any drinks. Upon entry you will be given a colour coded wristband, this is to keep the queues to a minimum!

The Rugby

Maroon'd is filled with some of the very best of Borders Rugby, from tournaments for our Mini's right through to our Senior Tournament!

New for this year will see S2 & S3 play on the Friday Night where they will play other local high-schools in a 7s tournament. We will have food vendors open, and the Friday night is free entry!

The morning of Saturday 20th August will be see Netherdale filled with rugby action from Primary 3 right through to Primary 7 as the 'Mini Maroons' take centre stage. Our Primary 1s, 2s and Rugby Tots (Age 3/4) will also take part in a live training session on the main pitch!

As we move into the afternoon its the turn of the Junior teams to take control. Our 'Gala Red Triangle Tournament' hosts the Borders U16s 7s, with our 'Gala Wanderer's Tournament' opening the floor to Borders U18s 7s. These tournaments are ran alongside our 'Vixens Tournaments' which see's Girls Rugby played from ages S1 right through to S4. The finals for these tournaments are all played on the Netherdale Main Pitch giving the younger generation a taste of the formidable main-pitch atmoshphere!

Our Senior 7s Tournament will be part of the borders '23/24 Kings of the 7s' series meaning that valuable K7s points will be up for grabs. With Maroon'd@Gala being the third and final round of 7s before the season pauses to start the regular 15s campaign, absolutely everything will be to play for on the day!


Maroon'd@Gala is packed with non-stop action!

Download a site-map now to help navigate our festival.

 NEW FOR 2023    Schools Maroon'd

On Friday 18th August we are running a smaller evening of rugby, which will see S2 & S3 compete as some of the

high-schools in the region compete at Maroon'd@Gala for the first time!

At S2 level, Galashiels Academy, Jed-Grammar, Earlston High School, Hawick High School and

Berwickshire High School will all compete in a round-robin tournament!

The S3's will play in two pools with each of the pool winners competing in the final! At S3 level we welcome

Galashiels Academy, Jed-Grammar, Earlston High School, Selkirk High School, Hawick High School and

Berwickshire High School!

The Friday event is FREE ENTRY via the Main Gates at Netherdale. Gates open at 3:15PM with the first tie kicking off

at 4:00pm! Some of the fun-fair will also be open and a selection of our food-vendors will also be operating so the whole evening is a great night out for all the family, and a fantastic start to Maroon'd weekend with the main events taking place on Saturday 19th!

Our Partners

Quite simply Maroon'd@Gala would not be possible without the support of our Partners and Sponsors throughout the season and on the day itself. 

We are forever grateful to all of those who support us financially and help us provide what is the best Sports & Arts festival the Borders has to offer. We are always open to sponsorship and would be delighted to welcome new sponsors on-board here at Gala Rugby. We have a range of pre-packaged sponsorship tiers. We are more than happy to discuss bespoke packages however, and we would welcome a discussion to any sponsorship no matter the scale.


Need more information? Take a look at our sponsorship brochure for the 2022 Maroon'd@Gala festival as well as our available hospitality packages.

2022 K7s Tournament

Join the Borders Rugby TV team as they take a look at the Senior Kings of the 7s tournament, as the 2022 Maroon'd@Gala festival comes to a close.

2022 U18s Tournament

Coverage of the U18s Tournament at Maroon'd@Gala 2022.

2022 U16s Tournament

Coverage of the U16s Tournament at Maroon'd@Gala 2022.

2022 Clan Rugby

Coverage of the 2022 Clan Rugby Exhibition match held at the 2022 Maroon'd@Gala festival. 

2022 Live Draw

Take a look at the draw for the 2022 Tournament. As part of our commitment to tournament transparency the draw was held live for the 2nd year in a row.

2021 Senior Tournament

Join the Borders Rugby TV team as they take a look at the Senior tournament, as the 2021 Maroon'd@Gala festival comes to a close.

2021 U18s Tournament

Coverage of the U18s Tournament at Maroon'd@Gala 2021.

2021 U16s Tournament

Coverage of the U16s Tournament at Maroon'd@Gala 2021.

Behind the Scenes: 2021

An overview of the 2021 Maroon'd@Gala festival!

2021 Live Draw

Take a look at the draw for the 2021 Tournament. As part of our commitment to tournament transparency the draw was held live for the very first time!

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