TagFest Oxford 2023 saw us back at Oxford RFC. It was a very wet Saturday but you could not keep the smiles off of the players’ faces. Once again we had camping all weekend with over 100 campers on the Saturday Night, complemented with firepits and wood arranged to keep our flames going. The After Party started off with Catch 22 playing live music and some of our favourite party songs. This was backed up by DJ Evans, who spun his musical web for us and kept us partying late into the evening. We also had the pleasure of hosting two Try Tag Rugby Brighton teams for their first TagFest experience, their flare on and off the field was one of the highlights of the day. TagFest Oxford 2024 will look to increase its offer of entertainment and all weekend camping to run alongside the Tag action.

Over the coming months we’ll be announcing more details about the off-field activities and events that will take place throughout the day and into the evening at TagFest Oxford 2024 but we can already confirm that there will once again that DJ Evans will return, Oxford RFC will look to have multiple bars onsite and we will expand our food partners to keep you fed and “watered” throughout the festival.

TagFest Oxford 2024 will continue at Oxford Rugby Football Club, in Oxford, just a 25 minute walk from Oxford Train Station. We are looking forward to welcoming our widest array of tournament attendees as teams head to the tournament from across the UK.

The first matches of TagFest Oxford 2024 will kick-off at 11am and culminate with the Grand Final on the main pitch, in front of the after party area. 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, Plate, Bowl or Shield competition for their division.

  • 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
  • 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

On completion of the finals, the presentation will take place on the main stage before the after party kicks-off for all players with live music, multiple bars and food options, followed by DJ Evans and dance area until midnight. 

TagFest Oxford 2024 is a non ticketed event. With plenty of entertainment on and off the field, we would encourage friends & family of those participating to come along for the day & evening to take in the flavour of the event. 

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Try Tag Rugby Thames Valley are excited to continue their partnership with the popular host venue of the 2021, 2022 and 2023 TagFest Oxford. The 2024 tournament will take place at Oxford Rugby Football Club, N Hinksey Ln, North Hinksey, Oxford OX2 0NA, just a twenty five minute walk from Oxford train station. The venue is also just off the M40, A40 and A34 for travelling teams wishing to drive, however we’d encourage all attendees to arrive by public transport where possible.

Full female and male changing facilities are available on site for use before, during and after the tournament and during the camping – particularly important for getting yourself changed into your after party outfit once the games are finished. Please note, dogs are permitted at this venue, responsible dog ownership is expected.

Fixtures for the day are scheduled to take place between 11am and 7pm with exact divisional timings to be confirmed once seeding is complete. The winners presentation will follow the Grand Final with the official after party then running until midnight.

A list of food vendors will be on-site throughout the day’s play and into the evening providing a variety of culinary options for teams and spectators while an outside and an inside bars will keep the drinks following during the biggest after party of the year!

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 an extensive merchandise shop available at the event, showcasing new and popular lines of shorts, tights, balls and more. 

Team registration is available at the cost of £220 for squads of 12.

Register a Team: https://trytagrugby.spawtz.com/Leagues/840/Registration/Team
Register as an Individual: https://trytagrugby.spawtz.com/Leagues/840/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 https://trytagrugby.com/contact/ 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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