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Statement on North London Autumn Leagues

by | Aug 20, 2020 | Leagues, London, News

Try Tag Rugby would like to update all players in North London regarding availability of leagues prior to the full release of Autumn Season details.

Sadly we are unable to return to Finsbury Park Athletics Stadium this autumn as the pitches are scheduled to undertake some much needed maintenance work. Home to the first ever Try Tag Rugby League back in autumn 2009, the venue has assured us we remain a long term part of their plans and we look forward to returning to their newly laid pitch during 2021.

We are continuing to speak to venues within North London regarding possible midweek bookings, however please be aware that there is a big shortage of floodlit all weather pitches with availability Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening. We have been trying to book some of the prime venues in North London for over 10 years, but with incumbent long running football bookings given priority it is very tough to get a look in for more than an adhoc season here or there.
With COVID-19 restrictions limiting social activities and overseas travel we recommend North London players consider some alternative options, such as the new Sunday afternoon league at scenic Hackney Downs or a new Friday evening league (details released shortly).

Our regular bookings at Highbury Fields (Tuesday) and Highbury (Thursday) are going ahead as planned (with East Finchley following on in winter), plus leagues are running at Shoreditch Park on Monday and Tuesdays. All these leagues will have very limited space, so we recommend getting in quickly.

Further afield, Tower Bridge (Thursday), Olympic Park South (Thursday), Olympic Park North (Tuesday) and Borough & Kenningon (Monday) will have room for additional teams.

If you are aware of any new pitches being built in North London please be aware we are running a venue referral scheme, click here.