The 2015 London Tag Rugby Championships on Saturday, 18 July broke the record for the largest adult Tag Rugby event ever held in the UK, with 47 teams taking part across seven divisions.
The London Summer weather turned on a smashing day for the Tag Rugby action on the pitch, whilst afterwards the marquee was rocking for the post tournament party.
As the Try Tag Rugby Summer leagues are at the halfway mark, the annual London Tag Rugby Championships is a chance for teams from all over London and abroad to come together to see which team is the best in the capital.
This year’s annual tournament was held at Wasps’ Twyford Avenue Sports Ground in Acton with 47 teams entered. The previous record participation for the London Tag Rugby Championships was in 2013 which was 42 team entries.
This year, the event welcomed teams from Reading, Yorkshire and even two teams from as far away as the south of France and also featured a “TV” themed fancy dress element.
The 47 teams battled it out across seven divisions to claim the trophies on offer. Teams registered for the Men’s grade, Mixed A grade, Mixed B grade & Mixed C grade divisions with the larger divisions featuring a Cup, Plate & Bowl.
Division champions and runners-up:
Men’s Grade Champions – Chief Wiggums
Men’s Grade Runner’s Up – Tag Men
A Grade Champions – Tumeke
A Grade Runner’s Up – Southfields Sharks
B Grade Cup Champions – Lights, Camera, ACTON!
B Grade Cup Runner’s Up – Bite the Bullet
B Grade Plate Champions – Chelsea Taggers
B Grade Plate Runner’s Cup – The Eighth Wonder of Tag
C Grade Cup Champions – Sons of Pitches
C Grade Cup Runner’s Up – Reading Rabbitohs
C Grade Plate Champions – Orange is the new tag
C Grade Plate Runner’s Up – Velcro pants chasers
C Grade Bowl Champions – WWF Tag Team Champions of the World
C Grade Bowl Runner’s Up – Black Shaggis
Best Fancy Dressed Team – Grubber Duckies
After the tournament and the presentation, the Tag community were entertained in the marquee by the DJ with plenty of dancing and good times had by all.
For the Taggers who wanted to kick on, the late night after party was held at the nearby Aeronaut pub. Needless to say, many taggers were at the Aeronaut until close partying the night away!
Autumn League registration now open
Try Tag Rugby’s Autumn leagues are now open with leagues kicking off from 25th August onward.
The full Autumn schedule is as follows:
MONDAY: Acton (mixed), Battersea (mixed), Borough (mixed), Shoreditch (mixed), Tooting Bec (mixed), Thames Valley (mixed)
TUESDAY: Olympic Park (mixed), Shoreditch (men’s & mixed)
WEDNESDAY: Acton (mixed – TBC), East London RFC (mixed), Shoreditch (mixed), Rotherhithe (men’s & mixed)
THURSDAY: Barnes (mixed), Highbury (mixed)
SATURDAY: Clapham Common/Balham (mixed)
Note: More venues may be added
If you would like to get involved in a Try Tag Rugby Autumn 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 340 teams currently playing in Try Tag Rugby Summer leagues across London & Thames Valley, places for Autumn leagues will fill up very fast. If you would like to play during the Autumn season, make sure to register ASAP to avoid missing out!
For all 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.