Yorkshire Leagues > Leeds - John Smeaton Venue

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

Current Leagues

League Day Type of League League Standard
Leeds - Cross Gates (John Smeaton) (6-a-side) Tuesday Mixed
Tuesday night mixed league in partnership with the Leeds Rhinos Foundation. All standards welcome.

Upcoming League Details

Autumn League

League Name Leeds - Cross Gates, John Smeaton (6-a-side)
Venue Location John Smeaton Leisure Centre
Competition Day Tuesday
Starting Date 29/08/2017
No. Of Games  8
Public Holidays or Weeks Skipped 0
End Date 17/10/2017
Free Taster Date Manston Park, Cross Gates 22/08
Registration cut-off 23/08/2017
Surface Astro Turf
Gender Mixed
Standard All Standards
Kick-off times Kick-offs vary between 7:00pm and 8:30pm. Ask prior to registering if your team requires early or late kick-offs.
Game length (mins) 40
Lighting type Permanent fixed
Individual Registration Cost £40.00
Team Registration Cost £305.00
Facilities Full changing rooms on site
Post Match Venue The Barnbow Pub and Carvey - free finger food for players
League Supervisor TBC
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) 

Autumn League Registration!

Registration for our Autumn Leagues is now open, with leagues scheduled to kick-off from Tuesday 29th August. 

With the sunsets becoming increasingley earlier in August, the start of our Autumn Leagues sees most of our leagues moving on to floodlit astroturf or 3G pitches.  The following Autumn Leagues will be running: Wakefield - Wakefield Sports Club (Monday), Leeds - Alwoodley (Monday), Bradford & Bingley (Tuesday), Leeds - Cross Gates, John Smeaton (Tuesday), Leeds - Weetwood Sports Park (Wednesday) and Bradford - Southfield Grange College (Thursday). 

Unfortunately, due to a lack of available floodlit venues, the Gildersome & Birstall league and the Leeds - Kirkstall & Headingley league will be taking a break until next summer.  Despite this, there are a number of leagues nearby to these areas meaning players from the leagues are able to continue playing in Autumn.  The Leeds - Roundhay venue on a Monday also takes a break however this league moves a only short distance round on the ring road to Leodiensiens Rugby Club in Alwoodley.  

All leagues will be mixed with teams consisting of both men and women. Most leagues will be all standard however for those who want to test theselves at a higher level, we will running A Grade divisions in addition to Beginner/Intermediate divisions in the Leeds - Alwoodley and Leeds - Weetwood Sports Park leagues. 

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.  

Autumn 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 - Alwoodley Monday 04/09/2017 Mixed Grass Beginner/Intermediate and A Grade Sold Out
Wakefield - Wakefield Sports Club (6-a-side) Monday 04/09/2017 Mixed Astro Turf All Standards Space for 1 team plus individual females
Leeds - Cross Gates (John Smeaton) (6-a-side) Tuesday 29/08/2017 Mixed Astro Turf All Standards Space for teams and individual females
Bradford & Bingley (6-a-side) Tuesday 29/08/2017 Mixed 3G All Standards Space for 1 team plus individual females
Leeds - Weetwood Sports Park Wednesday 30/08/2017 Mixed Astro Turf Beginner/Intermediate and A Grade Sold Out
Bradford (6-a-side) Thursday 31/08/2017 Mixed 3G All Standards Space for teams and individual males and females


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 Monday 14th August for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday leagues and Monday 21st August for Monday leagues. With fewer venues in Autumn than during summer a number 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 26th August 2017 - Big Day Out at the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final, London
Saturday 30th September 2017 - International Cup, London
Saturday 14th October - Yorkshire Autumn Tag Blitz - Save the date more details to follow.


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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