Yorkshire Leagues > Leeds - John Smeaton Venue

Address: John Smeaton Leisure Centre,Smeaton Approach,Leeds. LS15 8TA

Upcoming League Details

Spring League

League Name Leeds - John Smeaton (Cross Gates) in Partnership with the Leeds Rhinos Foundation
Venue Location John Smeaton Leisure Centre
Competition Day Tuesday
Starting Date 14/02/2017
No. Of Games  8
Public Holidays or Weeks Skipped 0
End Date 04/04/2017
Free Taster Date Roundhay Park 04/02 (Females Only) and John Smeaton Leisure Centre 07/02 (Mixed)
Registration cut-off 08/02/2017
Surface Astro Turf
Gender Mixed
Standard All Standards
Kick-off times Kick-offs vary between 7:00pm and 8:15pm. Ask prior to registering if your team requires early or late kick-offs.
Game length (mins) 40
Lighting type Permanent fixed
Individual Registration Cost £39.00
Team Registration Cost £330.00
Facilities Full changing rooms on site
Post Match Venue The Barnbow Pub and Carvey - free finger food for players
League Supervisor Carl Duckels
Transport links Car: John Smeaton Leisure Centre is located a short distance off the Leeds Ring Road along Barwick Road and then on to Smeaton Approach. Free Parking is available at the Leisure Centre.
Bus: From Leeds: 40, 56 and 64
Train: Cross Gates Train Station is just approximately 20 minutes walk away (approximately 1 mile) 

Summer League Registration!

Registration for our Summer Leagues is now open, with leagues scheduled to kick-off from 20th June. 

The following Summer Leagues will be running: Wakefield - Clarence Park (Monday), Leeds - Roundhay (Monday), Bradford & Bingley (Tuesday), Leeds - Cross Gates, Manston Park (Tuesday) Gildersome & Birstall (Wednesday), Leeds - Weetwood YMCA (Wednesday), Leeds - Kirkstall & Headingley (Thursday) and Bradford - Southfield Grange College (Thursday). 

All leagues will be mixed with teams consisting of both men and women.

Try Tag Rugby also run leagues in London, Thames Valley and Manchester.  Details of leagues in these areas can be found in the respective areas of the website.

Registration for all the leagues is open to whole teams, part-teams (groups) and individual players who would like to be placed in a team. Team places are available strictly on a first to pay the deposit basis until a league sells out.

All leagues come with after match social venues so that you can socialise with your team mates and opposition. For specific information on each league, including pricing, please click on the red league name in the schedule below. For more general information on Tag Rugby and how our leagues work please watch our ‘What is Tag Rugby?’ video to the right or see our FAQ section.  

Summer League Schedule 

Please click on the venue name in red in the table below to be taken to a page containing more details about the league including league costs and a map showing the location of the venue.

Venue Day Start Date Type of League Surface League Standard Space Remaining
Leeds - Roundhay Monday 03/07/2017 Mixed Grass All Standards Registration Open
Wakefield - Clarence Park Monday 03/07/2017 Mixed Grass All Standards Registration Open
Leeds - Cross Gates (Manston Park) in partnership with the Leeds Rhinos Foundation (6-a-side) Tuesday 20/06/2017 Mixed Grass All Standards Space for 2 whole teams & individual males & females
Bradford & Bingley (6-a-side) Tuesday 20/06/2017 Mixed Grass All Standards Space for 1 whole team & individual females
Leeds - Weetwood YMCA Wednesday 21/06/2017 Mixed Grass Beginner/Intermediate and A Grade Space for 1 whole team & individual males & females
Gildersome & Birstall Wednesday 21/06/2017 Mixed Grass All Standards Space for teams & individual males & females
Leeds - Kirkstall & Headingley Thursday 22/06/2017 Mixed Grass All Standards Space for teams & individual males & females 
Bradford (6-a-side) Thursday 29/06/2017 Mixed Grass All Standards Registration Open


Registration is open to whole teams, part-teams and individual players who would like to be placed in a team. Registration for the leagues closes 6 days before the respective league starting date unless space in a particular league is listed above. Team places are available on a first to pay the deposit basis, with current teams given a priority window until Friday 2nd June. However some of the venues are likely to sell out before the registration closing date.  In this instance team registrations will be confirmed on a first to pay the deposit basis. To register for any Try Tag Rugby Yorkshire league or event please click on one of the following links:



Note: Any team organisers looking to re-register an existing team should login to their account here, and re-enter the team for a new league through the my teams tab on your player dashboard. 





All team registrations are not confirmed until a deposit payment of £100 has been paid. For players registering individually, your place is not confirmed until the full registration fee has been paid. Registration closes six days before the respective league starting date or whenever a league becomes full.

Tag Rugby Shorts

Official Try Tag Rugby shorts or Try Tag Rugby ladies' tights (or International Tag Federation approved brands) must be purchased before taking to the pitch in all Try Tag Rugby leagues. 

Tag shorts can always be bought from Try Tag Rugby staff by paying £12 in cash at all our leagues or events. Tag shorts (£12) and tights (£23) can also be purchased in our online shop, to be either picked up at your venue or to be posted out. If you already have a pair of Tag Rugby shorts or Tag Rugby tights, please note due to safety reasons (ie length of the shorts being longer than the tags) and consistency (ie strength and location of the Velcro patch) the only other brands of Tag shorts or Tag tights we allow in our leagues are brands sanctioned by the International Tag Federation (ITF) such are Oztag, SAS (NZ Tag Football) and ITRA (Ireland). Your shorts must have the Try Tag Rugby logo or the logo of one of the other ITF organisations on them to be allowed to be worn in our leagues. Homemade shorts, any other brands of shorts (both UK made or abroad) and Tag Rugby belts are strictly not allowed on safety and consistency grounds!

Weekend Tournaments, Festivals & Social Events

Try Tag Rugby Yorkshire and Try Tag Rugby in London are also running a number of weekend tournaments and festivals over the coming months.  If you are interested in attending any of these tournaments or events, please click on the following links for further information: 

Saturday 3rd June 2017 - Try Tag Rugby Tournament @ Summer Social, London 
Saturday 1st July 2017 - London Tag Rugby Championships, London
Saturday 5th August - Yorkshire Tag Rugby Championships, Leeds - save the date! more information coming soon
Saturday 12th August - Provincial Challenge, London
โ€‹Saturday 26th August 2017 - Big Day Out at the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final, London


As the number of teams in our leagues continues to grow, we are on the lookout for additional referees.  All levels of experience are welcome including those who have never refereed before.  We will provide free training where required.  Once trained up you can referee as little as one game a night or multiple games 4 nights a week.  For further details please click here.

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