THAMES VALLEY Leagues
We run leagues in Oxford and Reading throughout the year. In summer our leagues in Oxford and Reading respectively, are played on Cheney School Sports Field in Oxford and Berkshire County Sports Club in Reading. Over winter our weeknight leagues move to floodlit venues. We have five seasons per year of 7-10 weeks for each league (Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Autumn and Winter). Most of our leagues are mixed with male and females playing together.
Registration opens a few weeks before a new league to whole teams, part-teams (groups) and players looking to join a team. Initially, existing teams have priority for signing up until the priority deadline for the season. For any leagues which don’t sell-out in advance, registration generally closes four working days prior to the league commencing. Once a league is full you can still sign up and join our waiting list and if a space arises later on we will get in touch.
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 due to COVID-19 procedures matchday squads will be limited to 12 players to make measures introduced manageable.
New players and teams of all skills and fitness levels (from beginners to experienced players) are very welcome. If you want to try before committing, sign up to one of our Taster Sessionsthat are being held in the lead up to each season. 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 rule 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.