Wasps Tag Rugby Festival - Saturday 7th April 2018
The annual Wasps Tag Rugby Festival will take place on Saturday 7th April 2018 at Wasps FC's Twyford Avenue Sports Club in Acton (W3 9QA).
The Wasps Tag Rugby Festival is our first team tournament of the year and attracts teams from London, our other Try Tag Rugby regions, and teams from overseas. Last year's event featured 65 teams and sold out nearly a month in advance.
Our Festivals and Tournaments are a fantastic opportunity to play against different players from outside the leagues you play in. If your usual team can't all play, or you just fancy a change of team then don't worry, you can still play. Just sign up as a group or individual and we will create a team for you or place you in a team.
The Festival will kick-off at 12pm and conclude at approximately 6pm, following the presentation the post-match party will begin and run until late into the night.
Afterwards, players can enjoy a bite to eat a one of the food providers and enjoy post-festival drinks at one of Wasps three onsite bars, where a DJ will play our favourite tunes from 6.30pm till late.
The Festival will feature two formats;
8-a-side format (4 males & 4 females) for A Grade & Super League League (or Premiership in Ireland) standard teams. Games will be played under Try Tag Rugby's International Rules. Note Tier 1 will feature both a Cup and Plate, and slightly more game time.
Tier 2 & 3
7-a-side format for beginner to intermediate standard teams using Try Tag Rugby's regular rules.
Teams in their tiers will start with a pool phase. They will then break away into Cup, Plate & Bowl divisions in each tier depending on each team’s standings after the pool phase.
All teams will receive a minimum of 90 minutes game time and some finals will take place on the first team pitch.
Note: There will be no Saturday leagues taking place on 7th April, so that all teams and players can get involved!
To ensure your team is graded correctly please ensure that your squad list is up to date in the system by the registration deadline of midday on Thursday 29th March.
If your festival team is significantly stronger or weaker than your usual weekly team but you will be using the same team name, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know before we seed the teams.
For long running teams with a slightly different squad to normal, we recommend you set-up a “Festival” version of your team within our system by registering a new team, so that you can just include your players taking part on the day.
Three levels of registration are open. These levels are just a guide and we reserve the right to re-grade teams once we have looked through the strength of all teams registered for the tournament.
REGULATIONS & TALENT CAP
Please be aware that there is a talent cap in place for this tournament which may affect your team. For more details click here.
Players will only be allowed to participate in one team throughout the day.
Team entry £190 per team
Individual entry £23 per person
If you don’t have a team, Try Tag Rugby also accepts individual registrations, where we will place you in a team for the cost of £23. If you've only got part of a team available please email email@example.com and we can not only help you find extra players, but also quote you a reasonable part-team price.
Registration is open to teams, groups and individual players who'd like to be placed in a team. Team places are available on a first to pay the deposit basis. Existing players looking to re-register an existing team should login to their account first before clicking on register a team below.
The registration deadline is by Midday on Thursday 29th March 2018 unless the Festival is sold out before this date.
The official event shorts and tights will be available to pre-order on our online shop early in 2018.
ON THE DAY
We’ll have a merchandise shop available selling the Official Wasps Festival shorts and tights (design to be released shortly), along with several other items including various Tag Rugby shorts and tights, balls and accessories. The shop takes card and cash payments.
A number of food options will be available and Wasps on site bar will be open (please note: Players are not permitted to drink during the tournament).
The Wasps Tag Rugby festival will double as a selection trial for referees looking to go to the 2018 Tag World Cup in Coffs Harbour, Australia. Further details regarding the selection process and the Tag World Cup will be released in due course.
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If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0203 137 2722.