North London Tag Festival sees record numbers participate

North London Tag Festival sees record numbers participate

Try Tag Rugby held their annual North London Tag Festival on Saturday 14th November at Saracens ARFC in Southgate with a record breaking 41 team entrants across three divisions.


TTR_NLTF-2015-22Pic by Sally Mills

The North London Tag Festival was Try Tag Rugby’s last one day tournament for 2015 and despite the rainy conditions, it didn’t put a dampener on the day with plenty of great Tag Rugby action on display across the three divisions.

The interest for the tournament was so high that 30 teams had registered four weeks out from the event. The Saracens ARFC venue only had capacity for a maximum of 30 teams so the nearby Ashmole Academy played host to the Tier 3 division for the day to cater for all the 41 teams.

The North London Tag Festival is always played toward the back end of the year as it’s the last chance for teams to get a good hit out before the Winter chill kicks in.

Division champions and runners-up:

Tier 1 Cup Champions (Top seeded 15 teams) – Tumeke
Tier 1 Cup Runner’s Up – Straight T’werk

Tier 1 Plate Champions – Hawaii Try-O
Tier 1 Plate Runner’s Up – Lights, Camera, ACTON!

Tier 2 Cup Champions (Teams seeded 16 to 29) – Try Another Day
Tier 2 Cup Runner’s Up – OTG

Tier 2 Plate Champions – Vicious & Delicious
Tier 2 Plate Runner’s Up – Peoples Republic of Tagwan

Tier 3 Cup Champions (Teams seeded 30 to 41) – Taguilera
Tier 3 Cup Runner’s Up – Scrotag

Tier 3 Plate Champions – ….. And that’s why Grant got deported
Tier 3 Plate Runner’s Up – Grubber Duckies

After Party

As per all Try Tag Rugby one day tournaments, the after party is just as important as what happens on the pitch with the Saracens ARFC onsite bar packed to the rafters throughout the evening. The keener party goers – which were many – kicked on after the Saracens bar had closed, down the road at 12 Bar until the early hours of the morning!

Winter League Registration

Try Tag Rugby’s Winter leagues are now open with leagues kicking off from 17th November onward.

The full Winter schedule is as follows:

MONDAY: Acton (mixed), Borough (mixed), Tooting Bec (mixed)

TUESDAY: Olympic Park (mixed)

WEDNESDAY: Acton (mixed), Rotherhithe/East London RFC (men’s & mixed)

THURSDAY: Barnes (mixed), North London (East Finchley) – mixed

SATURDAY: Wandsworth Town (mixed)

NOTE: All leagues are full for teams except Acton (Mon), Barnes (Thurs), North London (Thurs) & Wandsworth (Sat)

If you would like to get involved in a Try Tag Rugby Winter league, you have the option to register a team, part team or as an individual. Leagues cater to all standards, from the complete beginner to the advanced player.

With reduced capacity from the Autumn season, places have been filling up very fast. If you would like to play during the Winter season, make sure to register ASAP to avoid missing out!

For details and how to register, click here:

If you’re an Aussie or Kiwi new to the UK, if you get involved you will make a heap of new friends, keep fit and have plenty of fun! We hope to welcome you to a Tag Rugby pitch soon.

If you would like to get involved in a Try Tag Rugby league or event, go to or email [email protected] for more details.