THAMES VALLEY Leagues
Try Tag Rugby Thames Valley Winter Registration Now Open
We can now announce our Thames Valley Late Autumn Oxford League and Reading Winter League registration has opened, with leagues beginning from 28th October.
Following our first league ever at the fantastic artificial pitch at South Reading Leisure Centre for the Monday Reading league, we are excited to announce we will be staying there for Winter.
We are also very excited to see the continuation of our ever growing Oxford League, this League will be taking place on a Wednesday at St Gregory the Great Catholic School in Cowley.
If you wish to use an outstanding credit on your account for a deposit or individual registration, please contact us, stating which league you or your team wishes to register for.
If another lockdown occurs, all teams will be credited for any missed fixtures and refunds can be processed on request.
Registration is open to whole teams, part-teams (groups) and players looking to join a team. For any leagues which don’t sell-out in advance, registration generally closes four working days prior to the league commencing.
Ringers & Dual Registration
As we are now comfortable with our procedures around COVID-19 sanitisation & how they are working, we have decided to revert to normal rules for ringers & dual registrations. Dual registration is now allowed again at venues where two different categories run on the same evening, i.e. a mixed and a women’s league.
However please be aware that dual registration in two teams for the same league on the same night (i.e. two mixed teams on the same night) is only allowed if approved by us. Any players who wish to be approved to dual register in a league should contact us.
The maximum squad size over the course of the season remains at 20, however matchday squads will be limited to 12 players in order to make measures likely to be introduced manageable.
New players and teams of all skills and fitness levels (from beginners to experienced players) are very welcome. If you are a beginner most leagues will have beginner – intermediate divisions which are perfect for learning the game in your first season. For complete newcomers we are running a couple of Free Taster Sessions with one in Oxford on 28th October and Reading on 8th November. If you can’t attend a Free Taster Session, don’t worry you can still join a league. All new players will be given a rules briefing on arrival at the venue.
Tag Rugby Shorts
International Tag Federation (ITF) shorts or tights must be purchased before taking to the pitch in all Try Tag Rugby leagues.
Tag shorts can be bought from Try Tag Rugby staff at our leagues using card only. There are also hire shorts available for £4 per session (free on taster sessions). For full details on the permitted shorts/tights please see the What Equipment Do I Need section in our FAQs.