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Manchester Tag Championships

**SOLD OUT - the Manchester Tag Championships is now sold out with no further team or individual spaces available**

Join us on Saturday 13th October for a feast of Rugby with our inaugural Manchester Tag Championships and Super League Grand Final Combo! 

It all kicks off at midday with the first ever Manchester Tag Championships at Chorlton High School in South Manchester.  Games in the Tag Championships will be finished by around 15:30 and we will all then head to Old Trafford, a short 30min journey on the tram, to take in the Super League Grand Final from our RFL exclusive seats with their own bar area to enjoy before, during and after the games.  After the Grand Final we will then head back into the centre of Manchester for a night on the town! 

The inaugural Manchester Tag Championships is a great opportunity to play against players and teams from our two Manchester Leagues as well as teams who will potentially make the trip from other parts of the UK such as Bristol, Coventry & Warwickshire, London, the Thames Valley and Yorkshire.

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. Signing up as an individual is a great way to meet new people.


Games will be played in the mixed 7-a-side format (4 males and 3 females on the pitch) using standard A grade rules. There are unlimited substitutions during the games and there is no limit placed upon squad sizes however we would normally suggest a squad of 10-12 people. 

Teams, part teams and individuals can register for the event, with all standards welcome, including beginners. For teams and players new to Tag Rugby there will be a rules briefing provided before the games get underway. 

The tournament will kick-off at midday and reach a conclusion at approximately 3.30pm. After the initial pool stage teams will then split into a Cup and Plate competition based upon the teams standing at the end of the pool phase.  All teams will receive a minimum of 75 minutes game time.  

Players will only be allowed to participate in one team throughout the day.


As well as the Tag Rugby, there will be an award for the team in the best fancy dress for the Tag Rugby part of the day. The fancy dress theme will be anything beginning with the letter 'M'.  

Fancy dress outfits being worn to play in must adhere to Try Tag Rugby’s safety regulations regarding to jewellery, outside pockets or anything likely to cause an injury.


After the Tag Championships, take in the electric atmosphere and excitement of the biggest night in the Rugby League Super League, the Betfred Super League Grand Final, at the Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford. 

All players taking part in the Manchester Tag Championships have the option to purchase an RFL exclusive ticket for the Grand Final, not on sale to the general public, for £30. Seats with the tickets will be in one of the corners at mid level giving a great view of the action.  Players will also be able to avoid the hustle and bustle of the main stadium bars with free access to its own bar area to enjoy before, during after the game. 

The Grand Final kicks off at 18:00. Tag games at Chorlton High School will finish at 15:30 and with Old Trafford roughly 30minutes away by tram there will be ample time to get to the stadium and enjoy a drink or two in the bar before the big kick off! 


Tickets for the Super League Grand Final are not included in the price of the Manchester Tag Championships.  After registering for the Tag Championships, teams and players should send an email to manchester@trytagrugby.com requesting your Grand Final Ticket.  If you are the Organiser for a team and are requesting multiple tickets please include the names of the people on your team who you are purchasing tickets for. You will then be sent an email with details of how to make payment. All ticket requests must be paid for and received by Try Tag Rugby Manchester no later than 9am on Thursday 20th September. Ticket requests are not confirmed until payment has been received.


After the Grand Final it will be time to head back into Manchester for a night on the town at a venue TBC.


Chorlton High School is located in South Manchester, please click here for a map.  Located next to Werburgh's Road tram station it's easy to get to from Manchester City Centre (just 14 minutes on tram 5 or 6 from St Peters Square) and just 30 minutes from Old Trafford (take tram 5 or 6 from St Werburgh's Road to Trafford Bar).  There is free parking at Chorlton High School during the day.  


Competition Name  Manchester Tag Championships
Venue Location    Chorlton - Manchester South
Venue Name Chorlton High School
Competition Date Saturday 13th October
Surface 3G
Gender and Format Mixed 7-a-side
Standard All Standards Welcome
Kick Off Time 12:00am
Individual Registration Cost £18
Team Registration Cost £160
Exclusive Grand Final Ticket Combo £30
Post Match Venue Old Trafford Football Ground
After Party Venue TBC
Transport Links/Parking

Car: The School is located on Nell Lane.  Free parking is available at the venue.

Tram: St Werburgh's Road: Tram Lines 5 and 6; Barlow Moor Road: Tram Line 6

Bus: Along Mauldeth Road West: 22 and 276; To Barlow Moor Road: 169, 85A


Registration is open to whole teams, part-teams and individual players who'd like to be placed in a team. Team places are available on a first to pay the deposit basis.

The registration deadline for teams and individuals wanting to take advantage of the Tag Championships and Grand Final combination offer is 9am on Thursday 20th September. It will not be possible to order our RFL exclusive Super League Grand Final Tickets after this. Teams and players wanting to register for the Tag Championships and attend the Betfred Super League Grand Final in the evening should first register for the Tag Championships via one of the links below, confirming your place with the £100 deposit payment. Next to purchase your Grand Final tickets please send an email to manchester@trytagrugby.com requesting your ticket for the Grand Final.  If you are the Organiser for a team and requesting multiple tickets please include the names of the people on your team who would like to purchase tickets. You will then be sent an email with details of how to make payment. All Grand Final tickets must be requested and paid for no later than 9am on Thursday 20th September. Ticket requests are not confirmed until payment has been received.

If you are are unable to attend the Betfred Super league Grand Final in the evening then you can still take part in the Tag Championships.  The final deadline for registering for the Manchester Tag Championships, without a Grand Final ticket is Friday 5th October.



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. 






You will receive an e-mail straight away confirming your registration. Registration for the Tag Championships is only fully confirmed with payment of the £100 deposit for teams or the full registration fee for individuals.

If you have registered as an individual and requested a Grand Final Ticket we will advise you whether it has been possible to place you on a team shortly after the 20th September. 

A welcome e-mail with further details about the event will be sent to all teams 3-4 days before the event takes place.


If you are registering a team please make sure you enter all the players' names and e-mail addresses when you register your team. Anybody not registered in your team will not receive the welcome e-mail and other information/updates regarding the competition and won't be covered by our personal accident insurance.

When registering a team please do not register your regular team for the event if your team for the event is going to be different, instead please create a new team and add your tournament players for this festival. You can still use the same name but just add 'Festival' at the end. 

To ensure your team is graded and seeded correctly please ensure that your squad list is up to date in the system by the registration deadline of 9am Friday 5th October.


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If you have any questions email manchester@trytagrugby.com or call us on 0113 859 0589.

Posted on 13th October, 2018

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