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Try Tag Rugby to launch in Hull

Try Tag Rugby is pleased to announce our launch in the 2017 City of Culture, Hull, this summer.

Try Tag Rugby, the Rugby Football League’s (RFL) Tag Rugby League partner, is the UK delegate to the International Tag Federation (ITF) and currently operates in London, Manchester, the Thames Valley and Yorkshire.

Tag Rugby is a fun and exciting non-contact social sport suitable for adults; no previous rugby experience is necessary; it’s a sport that can be enjoyed by beginners and experienced players alike.

Try Tag Rugby will launch in Hull by starting with a single league for the Early Summer Season at the conveniently located Hull Sports Centre, with plans to add further leagues down the track. After running at the Hull Sports Centre for the Early Summer and Summer seasons, the league will then relocate to the nearby Tigers Trust Arena on 3G floodlit pitches which are next door to the KCOM stadium and just over a mile away from Hull train station and the city centre. Both venues have ample parking onsite. With the city of Hull being a Rugby League hotbed with two professional clubs and numerous amateur sides, we believe that local residents – young and old – will really embrace the new Tag Rugby league. The RFL’s Tagged programme runs at Hull University so the city already has some Tag Rugby presence.

To celebrate the launch of Try Tag Rugby in Hull, the RFL have invited a Tag Rugby exhibition match to be played at Magic Weekend at St. James’ Park in Newcastle on Sunday, 20th May, during half time of the Hull FC Vs Hull KR derby match.

The Hull league, based at Hull Sports Centre located at Chanterlands Avenue, HU5 4EF, will launch on Monday 30th April and is just over two miles from Hull train station and the city centre.

Tag Rugby is a very social sport and a great way to meet new people as well as a chance to meet up with existing friends. The club’s onsite bar will be an ideal location during the summer months for hosting the traditional Try Tag Rugby weekly post-match social, where players come together to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat with their team mates and opposition.

Try Tag Rugby Yorkshire Operations Manager Carl Duckels said: “We’re delighted to be launching in Hull. We’ve had plenty of keen players from Hull travel all the way to Leeds to play in our established leagues over the years and it’s going to be interesting to see our Hull league take off in which we’re sure it will.

“Tag Rugby is a sport for all no matter what age, gender or experience level, so with Hull having a large number of contact rugby players, this is a great way for ex-players, player’s partners, current players and people that can’t commit to training twice a week and playing on weekends to still get a rugby ball in their hands and have a run around.”

Free Taster Sessions will take place on Monday 9th April and Monday 23rd April for interested new individuals, groups and teams. Register for a Free Taster Session here.

Try Tag Rugby are also looking to recruit referees for the new league in Hull. If you would like to get involved as a referee, contact yorkshire@trytagrugby.com

Registration
Registration for the league is now open for individuals, groups and teams. If signing up as an individual or group Try Tag Rugby will put players into a team.

Register here.

Important dates:
Monday 9th April – Free Taster Session 6.45pm – 8pm
Monday 23th April – Free Taster Session 7pm – 8.15pm
Monday 30th April – Hull Early Summer league commences

What is Tag Rugby?

Tag Rugby is a minimal contact team game in which each player wears shorts with velcro patches with two tags attached to them. The mode of play is similar to Rugby League or Touch Rugby with attacking players attempting to dodge, evade and pass a rugby ball while defenders attempt to prevent them scoring by “tagging” – pulling a velcro attached tag from the ball carrier. Seven players in each team are allowed on the field at a time, whilst the field dimensions are 70m by 50m. The attacking team has six plays or tags to try to score a try or take the ball down field as close to the line as possible. Tries are worth one point and there are no conversions. In mixed Tag Rugby, female tries are worth two points.

Contact information

For further information check out the Yorkshire league details page, email Yorkshire@trytagrugby.com or call 0113 859 0589. You can also like Try Tag Rugby Yorkshire on Facebook and follow Try Tag Rugby Yorkshire on Twitter.

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