Join us for Try Tag Rugby Manchester’s big day out to the capital and play for one of our Manchester teams as we join the party at Try Tag Rugby’s marquee one day featival, the London Tag Rugby Championships!

Now in its 9th year, 75 teams are expected to take part from across London, the rest of the UK and around the world (previous entrants have included teams from Tonga, France and Ireland).

This year promises to be the biggest and best yet!  As well as all the action on the field there will be a real festival atmosphere with prizes for the best fancy dress plus lots going on off the pitch including a Bucking Bronco, Galdiator Joust, Beer Pong and Marquee with DJ until 1pm. The London Tag Rugby Championships is one of the highlights of the Tag Rugby calendar,  if you haven’t played at the London Championships before, you are seriously missing out, and if you have, then we’ve turned up the volume on this years event – you won’t recognise it!

Come and help us fly the flag for Manchester both on the Tag pitch and on the dance floor by registering to play. If the team you play for regularly wants to go on tour then thats great, but if not then you can join one of the Manchester teams by signing up as and individual and we will put you on one of the teams.

FULL EVENT DETAILS

To see the main event page for the London Tag Rugby Championships, including full details about the event, please click here.

MANCHESTER PLAYERS – HOW TO REGISTER

**REGISTRATION DEADLINES**

MANCHESTER GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS = WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE

MANCHESTER TEAMS = The same as the London registration deadline, 11am Friday 22nd June.  Please note there are only limited teams spaces remaining. The event may sell out before the deadline.

Manchester Team Registration

Take your team socials to the next level and go on tour for an amazing weekend away!

Manchester Group Registration

If you don’t quite have enough for a team but you have a group of people wanting to get involved. Register via the link below and send an email to manchester@trytagrugby.com to inform us of the number of players in your squad. We will then try and add Manchester individuals to your squad to create a team.

Manchester Individual Registration

A great way to meet lots of new people and have a great weekend away. Sign up as an individual and we will put you together with other individuals from Manchester to create a Manchester based team. When registering, choose “Manchester Individuals – London Tag Rugby Championships”.

MAKING THE JOURNEY – ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT

You will need to organise your own transport and accommodation for the trip, but with a bit of planning and organisation it doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are plenty of options to suit every budget.

Transport

Car

Have you or somebody on your team got a car? If so then why not load the car up with your friends and drive down. The event is taking place at Wasps FC’s Twyford Avenue Sports Club in Acton, London (W3 9QA). The journey time non-stop from Manchester is just under 4 hours. There is free parking at the ground.

Train 

With a journey time of just over 2hrs this is one of the quickest ways to get to London. If you book in advance or use the group ticket offers it doesn’t have to cost the earth either.

  • Book your tickets in advance! Click here for the latest ticket prices and to buy tickets on the Virgin Trains website.
  • Virgin Trains small group savings – 25% off for groups of 3-9 people. Click here for details.
  • Virgin Trains large group savings – for groups of 10 or more. Click here for details.

Coach

Slower than the train, with a journey time of approximately 5hrs, but if you don’t mind the longer journey tickets can be significantly cheaper.

National Express run frequent coaches from Manchester to London. For more information please click here.

Accommodation

Wasps FC’s Twyford Avenue Sports Ground is just a short walk from Ealing Common and Acton Town Underground stations (both served by the Piccadilly and District Lines) mean there is a wide and varied choice of accommodation to suit all budgets within easy travelling distance. With the after party taking place at the same venue in the evening, you may however want to look for accommodation more local to make the journey home late at night easier.

Cheap Central London University Summer Accommodation

Many of the London Universities often let their student rooms out to non students for short term stays during the summer when their students aren’t there. University Rooms is one website which contains details of some Universities that do this and also allows you to book rooms online. Click here for their website.

Hostels and Hotels

There are a number of websites with details of London accommodation. A couple of suggested sites are Trip Advisor, please click here, and Hotels.com, please click here.  If you are looking to stay in a Hostel, then one hostel specific website is Hostel World, click here for their website.