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After a review into our tournament offerings, we are excited to launch our full events calendar for 2023 which has something for every section of our community nationwide.

Our events calendar starts earlier than usual next year with the Sam Winter Memorial Tournament, taking place at Trailfinders Sports Ground on Saturday 4th February. More information is available with individual registration already open here with all profits going to charity partners. For all those who knew our friend Sam, this is sure to be a wonderful way to remember his legacy, share stories of his exploits on and off the tag field, and to raise money for a good cause in his memory. 

Social Tournaments

Our three main social tournaments in London will again be the Spring Tournament (1st April – King’s House), TagFest London (10th June – Richmond Athletic Ground) and the Autumn Tournament (21st October – King’s House).

Each event has a focus on a slightly different aspect of the game – the Spring Tournament is designed to find the best club side from each of the elite, intermediate and beginner levels of the game; TagFest London will provide the biggest and best off-field offering in TTR’s history to showcase all that Tag encourages postgame at the height of the season; while the Autumn Tournament is an opportunity for all the new summer teams to test themselves against some of the more established teams in our community.

Once again TagFest London kicks-off the nationwide series of TagFest tournaments with Edinburgh North running their inaugural event alongside returning offerings from Wigan, Coventry & Warwickshire and Bristol (all July), Yorkshire (August) and Oxford (September). Manchester will host an autumn tournament in October giving an amazing opportunity to combine a day of tag with a social trip to the Super League Grand Final. All these events provide a great opportunity from teams around the country to go on tour and experience what each region has to offer.

Following feedback from our community we are pleased to announce that we will be running a Women’s and Men’s Tournament at the end of September. The exact date and venue will be announced in due course but this will be a single gender team entry tournament to provide a point of difference to our multiple mixed tournament.

We have also ensured that the popular International Cup will return to the calendar, sharing a date and venue with the 2023 British & Irish Cup. More details can be found in the Great Britain section below.

Corporate Events

Our flagship event for your companies to use Tag as a combined staff social, team building activity and networking event moves to an earlier date in the calendar this year with the London Corporate Challenge taking place on Friday 14th April at Richmond Athletic Ground.

Yorkshire will host its own version of the event with a date and venue to be announced in the new year.

UK Tag Nationals
To help the regions warm-up for the UK Tag Nationals (20th May – Richmond Athletics Ground) two Regional Tournaments will take place on successive weekends. 25th February will see teams from Bristol, Coventry & Warwickshire and Thames Valley converge on Oxford RFC. A week later, on 4th March, the Edinburgh North, Manchester, Sheffield, Wigan and Yorkshire sides will meet at Heaton Moor RUFC. Details of the timings and format for these tournaments will be released to the regions soon but each will double as a GB trial for players from those regions with Great Britain coaches in attendance ahead of embarking on their World Cup campaigns.

Following these warm-up tournaments, the 2023 UK Tag Nationals itself will take place at Richmond Athletic Ground on 20th May. Edinburgh North and Sheffield will be entering teams for the first time with invitational teams across all four categories being announced over the next couple of months.

Great Britain Tag Rugby
After an extraordinarily successful 2022, the Great Britain sides will have one final set of trials – kicking off with the regional tournaments on the 25th February and 4th march before the London trial on Sunday 12th March.

The selected sides will then turn their focus to their final competition before the World Cup with the British & Irish Cup again taking place on home soil, this time as a one-day event at King’s House on 24th June. For the first time the International Cup will be run alongside the B&I as it returns to the TTR calendar. This will allow all those who dream of representing their country to don their national colours and represent their heritage alongside the best international players from Great Britain and Ireland. The profits from this individual entry tournament will go toward supporting the GB teams in their biggest year since 2018.

The 2023 Tag World Cup is simply the most prestigious event in Tag Rugby. National teams from Great Britain, Ireland, France, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, as well as heritage nations from Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, China, Vietnam and Lebanon will meet at the University of Limerick from the 2nd-5th August to unearth the new World Champions in multiple age and gender playing categories.

The Great Britain programme is still seeking additional sponsor support for their World Cup year and beyond. There couldn’t be a better time for your company or organisation to get involved in supporting this every growing sport at the elite level. Please contact willshepherd@trytagrugby.com for more information. 

Social Events

The postponed 2022 TTR London Christmas Party and Annual Awards is now confirmed as taking place on Friday 17th March in Leake Street, Waterloo. The only thing better than a Christmas Party is a combined Christmas and St Patrick’s Day party, celebrating the best and brightest players, referees and organisers in the game we love.

The TTR Birthday Boat Party returns to its traditional Friday night in September slot as TTR celebrates turning 14 and therefore old enough to play in its own leagues! The London End of Year Awards and Christmas Party for 2023 will then take place on the first Friday in December. Regional Christmas Parties will also be announced locally nearer the time.

Tickets for Rugby League and Rugby 7s events will be available for members of the Try Tag Rugby community as ever, through our online shop as the year progresses.

We hope you’ll join us at some or all of our events in 2023 as we look towards an exciting future in the development of the game.

To view events which are currently open for registration, visit the events section of our website www.trytagrugby.com.

Calendar
JANUARY 2023

No events scheduled

FEBRUARY 2023
Sat 4th Feb
Sam Winter Memorial Tournament – Trailfinders Sports Ground, London
– A charity tournament in Sam’s name for all those who played with and knew him

Sat 25th Feb
Midland & Southern UKTN Regional Tournament & Great Britain Trials – Oxford RFC
– A Nationals warm-up tournament for Bristol, Coventry & Warwickshire and Thames Valley

MARCH 2023
Sat 4th Mar
Northern & Scottish Regional UKTN Tournament & Great Britain Trials – Heaton Moor RUFC, Manchester
– A Nationals warm-up tournament for Edinburgh North, Manchester, Sheffield, Wigan and Yorkshire

Sun 12th Mar
London Great Britain Trials – Venue TBC, London
– Traditional trials format for London based players wishing to break into the GB sides

Fri 17th Mar
TTR London St. Patrick’s Day Christmas Party and 2022 End of Year Awards – Leake Street
– A celebration of the players, referees and organisers who lit up 2022

APRIL 2023
Sat 1st Apr

London Spring Tournament – King’s House Sports Ground, London
– The most game focused club tournament of the year

Fri 14th Apr
Corporate Challenge London – Richmond Athletic Ground, London
– An ideal networking, team-building and team social opportunity for your company

MAY 2023

Fri 12th May
Corporate Challenge Yorkshire – Venue TBC, Yorkshire
– An ideal networking, team-building and team social opportunity for your company

Fri 12th May
Corporate Challenge Manchester – Venue TBC, Manchester
– An ideal networking, team-building and team social opportunity for your company

Sat 20th May

UK Tag Nationals – Richmond Athletic Ground, London
– The premier domestic tournament across four age and gender categories

JUNE 2023
Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Jun

Super League Magic Weekend – St James Park, Newcastle
– An opportunity to showcase Tag Rugby at one of the biggest events in Rugby League

Sat 10th Jun
TagFest London – Richmond Athletic Ground, London
– The biggest social tournament of the year followed by an unmissable afterparty

Sat 24th Jun
British & Irish Cup and International Cup – King’s House Sports Ground, London
– Great Britain Tag Rugby look to regain the British & Irish Cup on home soil

JULY 2023
Sat 1st Jul

TagFest Wigan – Wigan St. Cuthberts, Wigan
– The biggest social tournament in Wigan followed by an unmissable afterparty

Sat 8th Jul
TagFest Coventry & Warwickshire – Leamington RFC, Leamington Spa
– The biggest social tournament in Coventry & Warwickshire followed by an unmissable afterparty

Sat 15th Jul
TagFest Bristol – Lockleaze Sports Ground, Bristol
– The biggest social tournament in Bristol followed by an unmissable afterparty

AUGUST 2023
Wed 2nd-Sat 5th Aug

ITF Tag World Cup – University of Limerick, Ireland
– Great Britain Tag Rugby look to win the World Cup at the first edition held in the northern hemisphere

Sat 19th Aug
TagFest Yorkshire – Stanningley ARLFC, Leeds
– The biggest social tournament in Yorkshire followed by an unmissable afterparty

SEPTEMBER 2023
Fri 8th Sep

TTR 14th Birthday Boat Party – River Thames, London
– Join your teammates, referees and TTR staff to celebrate the summer of tag while cruising along the Thames at sunset

Sat 16th Sep
TagFest Oxford – Oxford RFC, Oxford
– The biggest social tournament in Thames Valley followed by an unmissable afterparty

Late Sep
Women’s & Men’s Tournament – Venue TBC, London
– A single gender club tournament aimed at the higher levels of the sport

OCTOBER 2023
Sat 14th Oct

Manchester Autumn Tournament – Venue TBC, Manchester
– A competitive regional tournament followed by a social at the Super League Grand Final

Sat 21st Oct
London Autumn Tournament – King’s House Sports Ground, London
– A social tournament with a focus on newer teams making their one-day debut

NOVEMBER 2023
No events scheduled

DECEMBER 2023
Sat 1st Dec

TTR London Christmas Party & Annual Awards – Venue TBC, London
– A celebration of the players, referees and organisers who lit up 2023

Mid Dec
Tagmas Tournaments – Multiple league venues throughout the UK
– Small sided, fun, Christmas themed fancy dress tournaments to finish the year

DATES TO BE CONFIRMED
TBC
TagFest Edinburgh North – Venue TBC, Edinburgh
– TTR’s first ever tournament outside of England and the biggest social tournament in Edinburgh followed by an unmissable afterparty