Three weeks to go until spring Tag Rugby kicks off

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Three weeks to go until spring Tag Rugby kicks off

The talk on everyone’s lips in the London Tag Rugby community is about the upcoming spring season which kicks off in three weeks’ time. The season where the trees are green, the birds are chirping, there’s more daylight and Easter is just around the corner.


What’s not to like about spring? So it’s now time to dust off the boots, get those Tag Rugby shorts out of the cupboard and muster up your mates to get back out on the Tag Rugby pitch again.

Try Tag Rugby’s spring leagues kick off from the 23rd of February with an anticipated record spring season of over 160 teams expected to take part. With a large number of teams set to return from their winter breaks, places at some venues will be extremely tight and will run at full capacity.

Spring leagues will be taking place at 12 venues across the capital; Acton, Barnes, Battersea (men’s & mixed), Borough, Clapham Common, East London RFC, Haggerston, Highbury/Shoreditch, Olympic Park, Rotherhithe (men’s & mixed), Shoreditch (men’s & mixed) & Tooting Bec, so if you live in London there will be a competition accessible to you.


These leagues will be played on a variety of surfaces with the Acton, Battersea, Clapham Common, Highbury, Shoreditch and Tooting Bec venues being played on the traditional grass surface which is great for those spectacular diving tags.

Barnes and Borough are played on Astroturf with the Barnes competition being played at the state of the art facilities at the Bank of England sports centre, with the onsite bar literally a minute away from pitch side hence keeping this league particularly social.

The East London RFC, Haggerston, Olympic Park and Rotherhithe venues are played on the 3G grass surface which is the best of both worlds, as it’s more forgiving than Astroturf if you fall over and when it rains, it is still playable and you won’t go home with a heap of mud on you.

Spring league registration is open for teams, part teams and individuals looking to be placed in a team. The majority of leagues have divisions to cater for the various playing standards, ranging from the complete beginner right up to the elite level. New players are welcome! All spring league details and how to register can be found on our website.

In other news, if you’re a single male and you have no plans for Valentine ’s Day, sign up to the Try Tag Rugby Valentine’s Day Challenge taking place at Coram’s Fields in Russell Square on Saturday 14th February. Spaces for female players have sold out, so single guys what are you waiting for.

Try Tag Rugby doesn’t profess to be matchmakers but they do give you a chance to meet lots of people in a natural no pressure environment whilst having lots of fun.

Since adult Tag Rugby was introduced to London in 2009 by Try Tag Rugby, there has been two weddings, two engagements, a baby and numerous relationships have flourished.

“One of the reasons I think there have been so many successful relationships at Tag Rugby is it is such a great way to meet people in a no pressure environment. It’s just lots of fun and very social! Everybody is there to play Tag Rugby as well, so you automatically have something in common and a subject with which to start a conversation, even with a complete stranger.” – A player who is in a relationship through Try Tag Rugby.

For more details and how to register for the Try Tag Rugby Valentine’s Day Challenge, click here.

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

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