The 2015 Corporate Challenge was held on Friday, 7 August at East London RFC in West Ham. This was the third time the annual event was held with a record 12 teams taking part. The corporate teams entered represented a number of different industries.
The annual Try Tag Rugby Corporate Challenge is a great way to finish off the working week with a Friday evening of Tag Rugby and team building, whilst being able to network during and after the tournament, with all profits being donated to registered charity, the Tag Rugby Trust.
The financials are currently being worked out with the amount and the official cheque presentation from Try Tag Rugby to the Tag Rugby Trust to be carried out by the end of the week.
Try Tag Rugby’s official 2015 charity partner, the Tag Rugby Trust has grown to work and organise tours in the UK and eight developing countries including Zambia, Uganda and Romania. The Tag Rugby Trust introduces children to Tag Rugby, involving young leaders and teachers to help create a sustainable rugby community.
The Tag Rugby Trust’s inspiring work helps develop grass roots rugby and in turn has a positive impact on many children’s lives that live in lower tier rugby nations.
The 2015 Corporate Challenge teams:
* BTP Group
* Capgemini UK
* Farrans Construction
* Foreign Office
* Stephenson Harwood
* Laing O’Rourke
* Foundry Fitness
* Tag Rugby Trust
The 12 teams battled it out in the pool stages and then broke away into Cup, Plate & Bowl divisions for the final stages.
All the division champions and runner’s up:
Cup Champions – Monster
Cup Runner’s Up – Capgemini UK
Plate Champions – Tag Rugby Trust
Plate Runner’s Up – Laing O’Rourke
Bowl Champions – Foreign Office
Bowl Runner’s Up – Farrans Construction
After the tournament all Corporate teams freshened up and made their way to the function room for the presentations and networking event. There was also a raffle put on by the Tag Rugby Trust which helped to raise more much needed funds for the charity so they can continue their work.
Autumn league registration now open
Try Tag Rugby’s Autumn leagues are now open and are filling up fast with leagues kicking off from 25th August onward.
The full Autumn schedule:
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 ), East London RFC (mixed), Shoreditch (mixed), Rotherhithe/East London (men’s & mixed)
THURSDAY: Barnes (mixed), Highbury (mixed), Hyde Park (mixed – mini 4 week season)
FRIDAY: Battersea Park (mixed), Hyde Park (mixed – lunchtime league)
SATURDAY: Balham (mixed), Finsbury Park (mixed)
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 are filling 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.
TOP IMAGE: The 2015 Corporate Challenge Plate Champions, Tag Rugby Trust. (By Sally Mills)
MID IMAGE: The 2015 Corporate Challenge Cup Champions, Monster. (By Sally Mills)