London Origin @ London Big Day Out – Saturday 19th May
This year’s London Origin Series moves west to London Big Day Out at Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club.
The London Big Day Out event is expected to attract over 4,000 people so this will be a good chance to showcase your skills in front of a large festival atmosphere.
Both the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup Final will also be shown at London Big Day Out for royalists and football fans.
The London Origin Series features London’s best Tag Rugby players in a classic north vs south battle.
The series is a compulsory training date for Great Britain players to get hardened match practice ahead of the 2018 Tag World Cup in November in Australia and it will also give the coaching staff a better chance to finalise their 22 player squads (cut from 28).
Great Britain players will be split across North and South London, according to their eligibility with space remaining in most sides for non-Great Britain players to sign up and take part in this high intensity series.
With South London winning the series in 2017, North London will be looking to bounce back. The leader board is currently tied with North London on four series wins (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015) and South London on four series wins (2011, 2014, 2016, 2017). South London will be looking to claim the first ever hat trick of series wins since the concept was established in 2010.
Teams will play in the 8-a-side format, mixed (4 males & 4 females on the pitch).
Eight divisions will take place; mixed open, men’s open, ladies’ open, mixed seniors (men 33+, women 30+), men’s seniors (30+), men's masters (35+), ladies’ seniors (27+) & mixed social intermediate grade. Each division will have three 40-minute games.
Note: Players will only be allowed to participate in one team throughout the day.
Origin is based on your first permanent address in London;
- North of the River Thames you qualify to represent North London
- South of the River Thames you quality to represent South London
Note: Any nationality can take part in the London Origin series. Your first permanent address in London determines which team you are eligible for.
ON THE DAY
The London Origin Series will start at 2:10pm (for 2 divisions) and 3pm (for all other divisions) and run until approximately 7:20pm.
Afterwards players can enjoy the festival atmosphere, with food, drink and music.
Representative playing jerseys, singlets, Tag Rugby shorts and ladies’ tights will be available for the 2018 London Origin Tag Rugby series. Playing jerseys from previous years can be worn in this year's series. All playing kit is optional, but ITF approved shorts and tights must be worn.
London Origin Jersey £25
London Origin Singlets £22
London Origin Shorts £16
London Origin Ladies Tights - £25 (short)
A limited selection of London Origin kit will be available to purchase on the day.
Individual entry costs £15 (£22 if registered after the deadline)
To register for the Origin Series, click the button below.
During the registration process you will be able to choose the team that you are eligible for, the level you'd prefer to play and the size of any jerseys, singlets, shorts or ladies’ tights you wish to order.
Deadline for registration with kit is 9am, Monday 16th April
Deadline for registration without kit is 9am, Monday 30th April
Note, one person is now able to register a group of friends all at the same time (select from the drop-down menu the number of tickets you wish to purchase, and that number of players can be registered and given the option to purchase kit in the one go). To complete registration, payment must be received. We are NOT notified of incomplete registrations. You will receive a notification email when registration is complete.
Buy a non-playing party ticket to attend the event
Ideal for friends and family who can watch you play and then enjoy the festival and party experience with you!
- Live Bands and DJ's from New Zealand & Australia
- Sports (Rugby, Rugby League, Netball, Tag Rugby, Dodgeball and Touch rugby)
- Delicious food from New Zealand & Australian
- Award winning wine and craft beer tents from the UK, New Zealand and Australia
- Cultural Centre with breath-taking performances
- Children's Zone including Kid's Maori Workshops, Art workshops, slides & sports coaching.
- Fun games open to spectators on the day to compete in include twister, sumo wrestling, tug of war, slip & slide, goon of fortune and jinga.
Saturday 28th April 2018 - Wolfpack Tag Rugby Festival
Saturday 19th May 2018 - London Origin @ London Big Day Out
Saturday 19th May 2018 - London Big Day Out Tag Rugby Tournament
Saturday 2nd June 2018 - Try Tag Rugby @ Summer Social
Saturday 30th June 2018 - London Tag Rugby Championships
Sunday 8th July 2018 - Pamplona Overseas Tournament
Friday 30th November 2018 - London Christmas Party
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