Morpeth v Portobello Annual Gala
Morpeth ASC has a long standing fixture against Scottish based club Portobello, usually held in the early autumn. The gala is run annually alternating between the clubs and is a team competition. The first Morpeth V Portobello Gala was held in Morpeth in 1971.
The Head Coach will make the team selection for the various individual and relay races which will be posted a couple of weeks prior to the competition. Points are awarded for each race and the team with the most points at the end of the gala wins the trophy. The gala usually last a couple of hours with tea provided by the host club afterwards. The club will provide transport when the venue is Portobello.
This event was cancelled in 2020 & 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but returned in 2022