20th July 2024
10:00 am - 20:00 pm
Brighton Rugby Club, Waterhall Rd, Brighton BN1 8YR

TagFest Brighton 2024 is taking place for the first time on Saturday 20th July and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Try Tag Rugby community to Brighton & Hove this summer. The tournament has sold out with 24 teams from across the UK taking to the pitch to compete for the silverware.

Our city is famous for excellent eateries, great nightlife, and lots of activities such as sea-swimming, kayaking, hiking and much more so along with playing Tag Rugby, there is a real opportunity to make this a social weekend away for your team, and make the most of what this destination seaside city has to offer.

The tournament including games and presentations will be held at Brighton Rugby Club on Waterhall Road. Trains to Preston Park and Brighton stations take just over 1 hour from London and leave players a short taxi ride from the venue. If teams are arriving by car, the venue is conveniently located right off the A23 as you come in from London and there will be parking available on site.

Throughout the tournament, there will be multiple bars serving food and drinks to keep you fed and “watered” throughout the festival. Players will be able to get the party started at the rugby club before heading into town to experience the Brighton nightlife. Presentations will take place pitch-side once all games conclude.

Our community here in Brighton & Hove is super social so we are delighted to announce that we have an epic after-party booked at the famous seaside nightclub The Tempest (159 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 1N) overlooking the iconic West Pier from 8:30pm – 3am. Our private DJ will be pumping the tunes out until the wee hours making this a party to remember!

If alcohol is your thing, we highly recommend all visitors order a round of ‘Tuaca’ when you visit the bar. Although be warned, it might make it a night you’ll forget or wish you could remember…

The first matches of TagFest Brighton 2024 will kick-off at 11am and games will likely conclude no later than 5:30pm. The winners’ presentations will take place shortly after the final.

All teams will play pool games to determine which division they compete for in the final phase.

  • All teams will have a guaranteed game time of 90 minutes 
  • Maximum of 12 players per squad and a maximum of 4 players who score 1 point on the pitch at any one time
  • All divisions will play under Try Tag Rugby’s standard rules
  • All squads can have a maximum of four internationally capped players 
  • All players must be registered for insurance purposes
  • Teams will be seeded based on submitted squads. Squads must be complete by Friday 5th July
  • Seeding is done at the discretion of Try Tag Rugby, incomplete squads may result in higher seeding than expected
  • Consumption of alcohol by players is prohibited until the tournament has concluded

The 2024 tournament will take place at Brighton Rugby Club, Waterhall Rd, Brighton BN1 8YR. The venue is also just off the A23 London Road for travelling teams wishing to drive and a short taxi ride from Preston Park Station, Brighton Station, Hove Station and Central Brighton.

Full changing facilities are available on site for use before, during and after the tournament – particularly important for getting yourself changed into your after party outfit once the games are finished. Dogs are welcome to attend, as long as they are kept on a lead during the games.

ITF approved Tag Rugby shorts or tights are strictly compulsory, available from the Try Tag Rugby shop www.trytagrugbyshop.com in advance or via card on the day. Details on ITF Approved (Tag Rugby) Shorts / Details on Kit Items not Permitted. Shorts will also be available to hire on the day.

We will have a limited number of Brighton & Hove custom designed shorts and tights available to buy at the event and players can contact us in advance if they would like to reserve some.

REGISTRATION – SOLD OUT (waiting list only)
Team registration is available at the cost of £220 for squads of 12.

Register a Team: https://trytagrugby.spawtz.com/Leagues/1538/Registration/Team
Register as an Individual: https://trytagrugby.spawtz.com/Leagues/1538/Registration/Individual

If your usual team can’t play or you just fancy a bit of a change, don’t worry, you can always register for the tournament as an individual for £25 and where possible we will assign you to a bespoke Individuals’ Team of a similar standard or place you on a team that has requested additional players.

If you have a couple of mates and want to play together as part of an individuals’ team, sign up and contact us by email (brighton@trytagrugby.com) with the players’ names.

All divisions: 4 maximum

Any player named in British, Irish, Australian, New Zealand or South African squads for the 2023 Tag World Cup or British & Irish Cup.

To help facilitate teams registering with their usual tournament squads where players have been selected in the expanding number of Great Britain teams, players in the newer Women’s 35s and Men’s 40s squads will count as 0.5 toward the total international player cap.

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