Registration for tag rugby leagues is now live across the four provinces.
There are 11 venues to choose from – 2 in Ulster – with tag rugby running from now right through until August. More venues are also set to be announced.
Tag Rugby is a fun way to get active, support your local rugby club and meet new people over the summer months. It’s also an invaluable tool in recruitment and retention in rugby. Since the Introduction of IRFU Tag in 2007, it has helped to get a rugby ball into hundreds of thousands of people’s hands for the first time.
IRFU Participation Rugby Operations Manager David Keane told IrishRugby.ie:
“We’re already seeing the benefits of provinces taking over operational responsibility for tag rugby. The registration portals are live and we’re starting to see tag rugby in clubs that haven’t previously been involved.”
“That’s massively important, given how much of the revenue goes back to each participating club while giving them the chance to broaden their community base.”
Claire McAteer, Team Registration Coordinator & Venue Manager for Tag in Ulster added, “The feedback from week 1 was so positive, with those who have played before delighted to be back, as well as those new to tag wondering why they haven’t tried the sport before!
“To get players and referees back out on the rugby pitch is great for both physical and mental well-being.
“Tag rugby is open to all; there are players who have never touched a rugby ball before and those who have played rugby in the AIL and every other league in between. The grading games, that take place over the first couple of weeks will ensure you are with teams of a similar level.
“If you are regretting not signing up or didn’t have enough time to get your team sorted, there are still a few spaces left in the 6-week league commencing Tuesday 22nd or Thursday 24th June. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.”
Grades: Mixed Non-Beginners, Mixed Beginners
Commencing: June 1st
Weekly Tag On: Tuesdays, Thursdays
Grades: Beginner, Non-Beginner
Commencing: June 23rd
Weekly Tag On: Wednesdays