OFFICIAL SRU FIXTUES & LEAGUES
1st XV – BT Premiership
1st XV – BT Cup
1st XV - Border League
Gala A - BT Reserve League National 1
Gala YM - BT East Regional League Division 3
Gala YM – BT East Regional Bowl
Gala Wanderers – Borders Semi Junior League
Gala RFC are currently recruiting players for the coming season, if you are interested and would like to take this forward please contact George Graham on 07957 862252, George Marshall on 07703 535222 or Scott Dalgleish on 07976 218766.
ON AND OFF THE PITCH
Results from 22-8-15
If there's a time to get kinks worked out of our systems its this weekend. Here's to something to smile at next week:
1XV 26 Hawick 33
Gala A 10 Hawick A 12
Interested in refereeing?
Referee’s Level 1 Courses
Interested in refereeing? Then why not attend one of the forthcoming Referees courses on Sunday 6th Sept, Sunday 4th Oct - 10 am to 4 pm - Melrose RFC - course leader - Malcolm Changleng. Or on Sunday 1st Nov - 10 am to 4 pm - Gala RFC - course leader - Iain Heard. Applicants should register via the SRU website home page/everyone's game/referees/courses for further details contact Bill Calder on 07935340949.
New Roony Required....
Our current Rooney has now passed a fitness test and is able to return to play so we are looking for a suitable replacement, if you are over the age of 16 and under 6ft in height and would like to be part of the Gala Mascot Netherdale experience on match days please contact Ian G Millar on 01896 755145 for further information.
MINI MAROONS PRIMARY 1 COACHES
MINI MAROONS PRIMARY 1 COACHES
The new Primary 1 squad are in urgent need of adult helpers. If your child is joining the Minis why not volunteer to become one of the band of Mums and Dads who spend quality time with their children on a Saturday, in delivering a safe and fun introduction to rugby. No previous coaching experience required as full support will be given from other Mini coaches and the Gala Rugby Youth Development Officer. First session will take place on Saturday 5th September on the main pitch at Netherdale on registration afternoon. For further details please contact Ian G Millar on 01896 755145.
Girls Rugby Coaches Required
GIRLS RUGBY COACHES REQUIRED
Gala Rugby are looking for 2 adult volunteers who would like to involved in developing girls rugby here at the club. Working alongside the Gala Rugby Youth Development Officer you would be required to plan, deliver training sessions and to coordinate games for both U15 and U18 squads. Full support will be given along with access to all Scottish rugby coaching updates and coaching courses. For further details please contact Ian G Millar on 01896 755145.
The club learned with regret last week of the death of one of our most celebrated players. Arthur Dorward was the first Gala man to captain his country and he will long be remembered as one of our many outstanding scrumhalves.
A member of a well known and respected Gala family, he followed his brother Tommy into the national side and went on to play 15 times for Scotland.
He was captain on three occasions and also played for the Barbarians.
For Gala he had three successful years as captain, playing 135 games, and scoring 38 tries as well as four drop goals,
His first game was against Jed-forest in 1945-6 and his last against Melrose in 1960-1.
He played with a lot of style in the Gala seven for several seasons, winning several medals.
A regular attender at Netherdale and the Friday lunch club, he will be missed by his many friends in rugby and the business world.
Anyone wishing to purchase hospitality for our opening Premiership home fixture versus Hawick please contact the club on 01896755145 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Party Night - 18 Dec
Gala RFC are holding a Christmas Party Night in the Centenary Lounge on Friday 18 December at 7:30pm. A glass of prosecco will be available on arrival and a buffet provided. And so you can dance the night away, a disco will provide the necessary entertainment! To book your place, please contact the Club Office on 01896 755145 or email@example.com Tickets are priced at £17.50 per person but we have a special offer for tables of 10 at the reduced price of £150! Deposits of £5 per person are payable before the end of October with the balance required by 30 November.
Bus Driver Vacancy
Gala RFC are looking to recruit a bus driver to drive the team bus to away matches throughout the season. If you are interested in this position, please contact Scott Dalgleish on 07976 218766 or Graham Low on 07852 980965.
2015-16 application forms have been added to the club membership page for any new members wishing to join.
Scottish Youth Theatre
Free summer opportunity for P6, P7 and S1 pupils in Midlothian and the Borders to perform at the opening of the Borders Railway in September 2015.
Apply now to be part of this unique project! More info: http://bit.ly/1fB0AAq
BTSport Scottish Rugby Academy
Congratulations to current Gala players Gary Robertson and Ruairi Howarth along with former Gala girls players Lisa Robertson, Lana Skeldon, Chloe Rollie and Lisa Thomson on their selection to the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy well done from all at Gala Rugby
Training now under way.....
Gala Rugby training for the 2015-16 season has now started every Tuesday and Thursday. Training will be on the back pitches at Netherdale and will start at 7.00pm prompt. Former players and new ones will be made most welcome.
Rugby Kit Clean Out
RUGBY KIT CLEAN OUT.
If you are having a summer cleanout you can hand in any unwanted rugby kit, boots, shorts, jerseys etc. to the Gala Rugby Office.
The Mini Maroons, Galashiels Academy & Gala Red Triangle are always looking for surplus kit for new playing members.
Gala RFC are offering a fantastic opportunity for a volunteer sports masseur/masseuse who is wishing to build up their practical hour’s experience.
They will be required by the players to provide therapy between 6.15pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings at Netherdale.
For further information or a note of interest please contact Lynda Stoddart on firstname.lastname@example.org
Gala defeated Gala “A” in a very close Brydon Cup Touch rugby final recently at Netherdale, a huge thank you to Kathrine Brydon for coming along to present the cup and medals to all of the finalists. Great to see all off the clubs rugby teams taking part.
Players Awards Results
Edwin Garrett Player of the Year - Gary Graham
Players Player of the Year - Russell Anderson
Most Improved Player of the Year - Scott Wilkinson
Young Player of the Year - Rex Jeffrey
2nd XV Player of the Year - Fraser Hunter
2nd XV Hammer of the Year - Gary Adams
2nd XV Haggis of the Year - Paul Stewart
Well done to all the awards winners and thanks to Paul "Squinty" Cowan for delivering a brilliant speech at the dinner.
MAROONS 200 CLUB
MAROONS 200 CLUB JUNE DRAW
£100.00 Jock Berthinussen (139)
£50.00 Alistair Burrell (54)
£30.00 Alec MacDonald (180)
Drawn by Duncan Scott. Subscriptions for the year ending March 2016 are now due. Please get in touch with Jim Gilchrist if you want to participate in future draws.
Mini Maroons Primary 7 Dinner
The 10th Annual Primary 7 Dinner took place recently at Netherdale when over 60 players, parents, grandparents and guests joined together to celebrate these youngsters time at the Minis. Three current Scottish internationalists Ruairi Howarth, Gary Robertson and Lisa Robertson who all once played for the Mini Maroons gave an insight on what it is like playing for Scotland and recalling fond memories of their time at the Mini Maroons. All at Gala rugby would like to wish all of the players and adults well for the future and look forward to welcoming them back at Netherdale for many years to come.
Gala Rugby Letter Lotto
27.08.15: This weeks letters were J.L.V. drawn by Gordon Jamieson. No winners so £181.00 carried forward to next week.
The popular Family touch sessions have now finished for the Summer. Over 50 players of various ages took part in what was another fun time down at Netherdale.
BRAW LADS TOUCH TOURNAMENT
Recently at the Braw Lads Gathering Sports in the final of the P4/5 The Mini Maroons Pumas and Panthers played out a 7 - 7 draw so they share the braw Lasses Shield. While in the P6/7 final St Peters Defeated Clovenfords by 5 points to 3 to win the Braw lads Shield. Two very good games of running rugby well done to all who took part and to Sean Niven for refereeing both finals.
The Club is currently seeking applications for a Club Manager.
This is a part-time position that would suit someone with some rugby background and ideally some marketing experience.
In the first instance please forward your CV to The Secretary, Gala RFC, Netherdale, Galashiels TD1 3HE
Five Star Taxis Gala 7s
With the weather set fair all day we had some rugby to smile about as we racked up 120 points before the final.
Our opponents were Jed and it proved to be a cracker with the result in doubt to the final whistle.
In the end we run out 28-19 winners after a big tackle by George Graham halts their break, turns it over and we run it in.
Report with Gala match summaries and all scores now available.
The Lofty Tournament 2015
Winners of the David "Lofty" Loughton Tournament this year were Melrose with Runners up being Kelso.Well done to all teams who took part, considering the cold and damp conditions some great running rugby was played. Thanks again to Gala Rugby Club, Gala Star, the Mini Maroons and the Loughton family for their continuing support in what was the 10th playing for the Lofty Cup.
MINI MAROONS 15th AUGUST 2015
Gala Mini Maroons has now finished for the season so watch out for the posters after the Summer holidays when we will restart on Saturday August 15th. The Mini Maroons is open to all children from P1 to P7 For further details check out the minis face book page or you can contact any current Mini Coach.
Girls Rugby 2015-16
Girls rugby now finished for the summer we will restart after the summer holidays in September. Our sessions are open to all girls aged 12 -18 and of any ability if you would like to join us or would like further information please contact
Ian G Millar 077327 99083
Gala Rugby Youth Development Officer
MATCH DAY HELP REQUIRED
REMINDER - HELPERS NEEDED
The Committee are looking for more volunteers to assist at home games this season. If you are at a loose end on Saturday afternoons please contact the Club Office by phone or email and someone will get back to you to discuss further. Telephone 01896 755145
We urgently need more referees not just in Gala but the Borders so if you would like to help out then contact Ian G Millar for further details.
Help is required to referee the many rugby games that take place at Netherdale each week from Minis up to senior teams.
2015-16 BALLBOY/GIRLS CO-ORD
BALL BOY/GIRLS COORDINATOR REQUIRED
Gala Rugby are looking for a responsible person to take on the role of coordinating the ball boy/girls squads for season 2015-16. For further details, contact Ian G Millar on 01896 755145.
ROONY 2015-16 MINDER
ROONY’S MINDER 2015-16
Gala Rugby are looking for a willing volunteer to look after Roony on Match days and special occasions next season. If you know of someone with good animal skills please contact Ian G Millar on 0773279 9083 for further details.
Notice Board Coordinator Req.
NOTICE BOARD COORDINATOR 2015-16
Gala Rugby are looking for someone to take on the role of looking after the community rugby notice board situated at Quins Coffee Shop in Green Street. Preparing and changing posters on a weekly basis which helps in keeping supporters informed on forthcoming fixtures and events here at Netherdale. For further details, contact Ian G Millar on 01896 755145
Conduct of Supporters
Gala RFC fully supports the SRU in its drive to stamp out abuse of match officials, including incidents from supporters.
Please refer to the News section for the full narrative of the SRU’s policy on this subject.
We trust you will help the Club towards this goal.
Gala Rugby Football Club are indebted to all of the companies and individuals providing sponsorship and support. Sponsorship »
GALA RFC MERCHANDISE
Gifts for all ages or if you just want to treat yourself visit the Club Shop on match days.
We have a wide range of merchandise including ties, polos shirts, shirts, sweaters and fleeces.
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Premier Division 1
Gala 26 Hawick ('Friendly') 33 (Home)
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