TagFest Yorkshire, now called TagFest Leeds, saw 28 teams battle it out in 2023 as we continued our partnership with Stanningley ARLFC for its ninth year. Teams from Ireland, London, Reading, Manchester and Wigan travelled to compete against a large number of teams from Yorkshire on home soil. An Outer Space fancy dress theme gave teams the opportunity to show off their creative sides with some out of this world efforts on display.

Alongside the magnificent tag rugby action on display we had the hotly contested traditional Yorkshire pudding and spoon contest. The legendary afterparty, dancing and drinking the night way into the early hours rounded off a fabulous day.

Just over 15 minutes from Leeds City Centre the venue is ideally situated between Leeds and Bradford, close to the Leeds Outer Ring Road and five miles from Leeds and Bradford Airport with easy access to the motorway network.  The postcode for the venue is LS13 1PA, players are welcome to leave their cars overnight and enjoy the after party.

The first matches of TagFest Leeds will kick-off at 11am and culminate with the Cup final on the main pitch, in front of the clubhouse. The winners’ presentations will take place shortly after the final.

All teams will play through the pool stages to determine whether they make it into the Cup or Plate competition.

  • All teams will have a guaranteed game time of 90 minutes
  • Maximum of 12 players per squad and a maximum of 4 male players on the pitch at any one time
  • Try Tag Rugby’s standard rules apply for all games. Which will be 7-a-side
  • Division 1 squads can have a maximum of six internationally capped players and Divisions 2/ 3 squads can have a maximum of four internationally capped players.  See below for more details. 
  • All players must be registered for insurance purposes
  • Teams will be seeded based on submitted squads. Squads must be complete by Wednesday 31st 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

On completion of the finals, the presentation will take place in the clubhouse followed by an after party in the town centre – full details to be announced. 

Try Tag Rugby Yorkshire are delighted to develop their partnership further with the popular host venue Stanningley ARLFC, The Arthur Miller Stadium Coal Hill Drive, Rodley LS13 1PA.

Full female and male 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.

Fixtures for the day are scheduled to take place between 11.00am and 5:00pm with exact timings to be confirmed once seeding is complete. The winner’s presentation will follow the Cup Grand Final with the official after party then running until the early hours.

Food and drink will be available on-site throughout the day. The kitchen will also be available after the games has finished with a specific Tag Rugby menu.

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.

Team registration is available at the cost of £230 for squads of 12.

Division 1
Register a Team: https://trytagrugby.spawtz.com/Leagues/1043/Registration/Team
Register as an Individual: https://trytagrugby.spawtz.com/Leagues/1043/Registration/Individual

Division 2/3
Register a Team: https://trytagrugby.spawtz.com/Leagues/1045/Registration/Team
Register as an Individual: https://trytagrugby.spawtz.com/Leagues/1045/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 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 at yorkshire@trytagrugby.com with the players’ names.

Division 1: 6 maximum
Division 2/3: 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.