Saturday 29th August, marks 125 years since the sport of Rugby League was born. Although Try Tag Rugby have not been there for all of its journey, we are proud to have been its official partners since 2014.
During that time we have enjoyed working with the Rugby Football League and achieving our joint aim of getting more men and women running around with a rugby ball in their hands and getting enjoyment out of the game. Over the course of those six years, we have seen an increase from 248 summer teams playing weekly in London and Reading in 2014 to just under 800 summer teams and over 9,000 people playing weekly at venues across London, Bradford, Bristol, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford, Reading, Wakefield and Wigan.
On the Rugby Football League’s Birthday Try Tag Rugby would also like to pay thanks to all those who formed the sport of Rugby League 125 years ago as well as all those who have contributed to its development since. Without Rugby League, Try Tag Rugby and the great sport of Tag Rugby League that we know and love may not exist. Tag Rugby (or Oztag as it is known in Australia) began in Australia where former St George halfback Perry Haddock developed the game as a training aid for Rugby League teams whilst coaching the 1992 St George Under 20 side.
With the Rugby League World Cup in England next year and exciting plans to further grow the sport of Rugby League on the back of that competition, Try Tag Rugby is looking forward to continuing our partnership with the Rugby Football League and giving more people the chance to get involved in Tag Rugby League.
Happy 125th Birthday from all at Try Tag Rugby!