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For the fourth year running were delighted to confirm that Maroon'd@Gala will return, now known as the Maroon'd@Gala 7s Festival

Join us here at Netherdale this August 17th for our Annual 'Maroon'd@Gala 7s 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 entirety of Netherdale, before handing over the baton to Semi-Junior and Senior rugby in the afternoon. The rugby is complimented by an unrivalled atmosphere,  multiple bars, the best of local street food vendors and music in our main stage tent!

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What's on?

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 community can offer. At the fore-front of our day is our Senior Rugby tournament,

which is Round 2 of the 2024/25 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!

Hospitality

1875 Hospitality is once again available for this years tournament.

Available for £60 Per Adult or £25 Per Under 18

Exclusive use of the Centenary Lounge & Bar.

Carvery Style Buffet Lunch with Dessert.

Wine Provided on the Table.

Late afternoon Sandwiches and Scones with Tea & Coffee.

Under 18s have exclusive use of all entertainment items on offer.

Hospitality Tickets also include general ground admission and Adults can upgrade to include the Maroon'd After Dark official After Party for £70.

Spaces are limited and on a first come first served basis. U18s are welcome. Bar Opens to General Public after the Final.

To book, please email:

manager@galarfc.com

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. This year the token system has been removed and cashless is strongly advised as it allows us to keeps queues moving quickly - we will have cash only and card only queues at each bar. Upon entry you will be given a colour coded wristband which is crucial, without a wristband you may not be served. Our bar staff and food vendors reserve the right to refuse sale to anyone without a wristband.

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 17th 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 atmosphere!

Our Senior 7s Tournament will be part of the borders '24/25 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!

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Our Partners

Quite simply the Maroon'd@Gala 7s Festival 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.

2023 K7s Tournament

Join the Borders Rugby TV team as they take a look at the Senior Kings of the 7s tournament, as the 2023 Maroon'd@Gala festival comes to a close.

2023 U18s Tournament

Coverage of the U18s Tournament at Maroon'd@Gala 2023.

2023 U16s Tournament

Coverage of the U16s Tournament at Maroon'd@Gala 2023.

2023 Highlights

Highlights of the entire day here at the 2023 Maroon'd@Gala Festival

2023 Live Draw

Take a look at the draw for the 2023 Tournament. As part of our commitment to tournament transparency the draw was held live for the 3rd year in a row.

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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