We are excited to welcome the inaugural TagFest™ Wigan to this year’s TagFest™ Series.
For a place as synonymous with top class Rugby as Wigan, it’s sure to be a cracking day of Tag Rugby. It won’t just be the action on the pitch that makes it a great day however, there is more to this tournament than meets the eye (or should we say pie!).
Did you know: Wigan is home to the World Pie Eating Championships. Not only that, but in 2016, local residents sent the first ever pie in to space.
So obviously, TagFest™ Wigan will also be celebrating its pie eating roots by hosting its own Pie Eating Competition! That's right, Tag & Pies...and if that's not enough fun to whet your appetite - there will be a cracking after-party as well. All social elements will depend on the Covid-19 situation and will be adapted accordingly at the time.
For those travelling to the event, Wigan is a short distance from Manchester and due to it being located on the west coast mainline is just two hours on the train from London.
- All games will be 7-a-side and will have a guaranteed game time of at least 90 minutes
- Regular Try Tag Rugby Rules apply
- Maximum of 12 players per squad, minimum 3 female on the pitch at any one time
- Teams will be seeded and graded based on submitted squad lists prior to the tournament
- Squad lists must be complete by 9am Friday 16th July at the very latest
- Pools will be created which in turn will break out into Cup, Plate and Bowl etc competitions so there is always something to play for
- If your usual team can't play or you just fancy a bit of a change, don't worry, you can always register for the tournament as an individual and we will assign you to a new team or we can build a team around you on request
- Consumption of alcohol is prohibited until the tournament has concluded
PRESENTATION & AFTER PARTY
On completion of the finals, the presentation will take place in the clubhouse before the after-party kicks-off for all players. A venue will also be arranged in Wigan for players to continue the party at the After After Party!
Confirmation of our venue in Wigan will be coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled for our announcement!
ON THE DAY
All teams and players will be required to arrive at the venue in order to register at least one hour before kick off with the first games starting at 11:30am. Exact registration opening times will be confirmed in the welcome email. Play will be completed for 17:00 with the after-match party running until late, before the party then heads to a venue in Wigan for the After After Party.
FOOD & DRINK
Food and drink will be available on the day, details to be confirmed on confirmation of the venue.
Spectators are more than welcome, so make sure you bring your friends and family to enjoy the day and all it has to offer in the evening.
Official TagFest™ regional shorts and tights will be available to order on our online shop at www.trytagrugby.com/shop soon, with a selection also available at each event.
ITF approved Tag Rugby shorts or tights are compulsory, available from the Try Tag Rugby shop www.trytagrugby.com/shop in advance or via card on the day. Details on ITF Approved (Tag Rugby) Shorts / Details on Kit Items not Permitted. Shorts will also be available to hire on the day.
Team registration is available at the cost of £160 for squads of 12. However, the first 5 teams to register can take advantage of our early bird offer at the low price of £130!
If your usual team can’t play or you just fancy a bit of a change, don’t worry, you can always register for the tournament as an individual for £20 and we will assign you to a bespoke Individuals’ Team of a similar standard.
If you have a couple of mates and want to play together as part of an individuals’ team, sign up and drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org with the players’ names.
The registration deadline for both teams and individuals is 9am Friday 16th July or when the event sells out.
COVID-19 AND CANCELLATIONS
Events will adhere to relevant Covid-19 guidelines. Details of Try Tag Rugby’s latest regulations will be circulated in the event welcome email which all players must familiarise themselves with. If any event has to be postponed or rescheduled, players will have the option to carry over their registration or be refunded.
OFFER TAGFEST™ LONDON
Register a team for your home TagFest™ and receive 20% cash-back off TagFest™ London team registration. Applies to non-London based teams only. Cannot be used in conjunction with the TagFest™ London early bird offer.
Team names should be the same at all TagFest™ tournaments, six or more of the same players must participate at each tournament.
To redeem, email email@example.com with your team name after registration and one week prior to TagFest™ London.
ARE YOU A LONDON BASED TEAM? Find out about our regional TagFest™ offer by scrolling to the bottom of the London TagFest™ page here.