Manchester Leagues

Spring League Registration!

Registration for our Manchester Spring 2019 Leagues is now open, with leagues taking place at Manchester East (Tuesday) and at Manchester South (Wednesday). 

The start dates for the leagues are Tuesday 29th January for the Manchester East League and Wednesday 6th Feburary for the Manchester South League.

Both leagues will be played on floodlit 3G pitches.  

Games in the Manchester East League will be 40 minutes long and played in the mixed 6-a-side format wth teams consisting of 3 males and 3 females on the pitch, whilst games in the Manchester South League will be 35 minutes long and played in the mixed 7-a-side format with teams consisting of 4 males and 3 females.  

Details of our BristolCoventry, LondonThames Valley (Reading) and Yorkshire leagues can be seen in their respective sections of our website. 

Registration 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.

Both leagues come with post-match social venues so that you can socialise with your team mates and opposition.  

All standards are welcome to get involved in the league including complete beginners. There will be a friendly League Organiser at the venue to go through the rules with any new players on your first night. 

Specific details for the leagues vary, therefore please see the links in the table below for specific information on each league including pricing. 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

If you are unsure or would just prefer to give it a try first before deciding whether to sign up for a league we have a Free Taster Sessions taking place at East Manchester on Tuesday 15th January.    

Winter 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.

League Name Day Start Date No. Of Games Surface Gender Players per side Standard Space Remaining
Manchester East (East Manchester Academy) Tues 29th January 2019 10 3G* Mixed 6 All Standards Registration Now Open
Manchester South (Chorlton High School) Wed 6th February 2019 10 3G* Mixed 7 All Standards Current teams automatically re-registered. Registration for other teams opening at 11am, 23/01/19

* Footwear: The recommended footwear is rugby / football boots with plastic or moulded studs/plastic screw in studs. You can wear trainers, but they will be slippery in wet conditions. Rugby / football boots with metal studs are not permitted for play. 


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 14 days before the league starts to confirm their place in the league of their choice. Full details of how the priority window works are included in the section below. To register for one of the leagues 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.

Existing Team Priority Deadline

Due to strong demand for places in our leagues we have put the following rules in place to ensure existing teams have every opportunity to rejoin their current league. The existing team priority deadline for Manchester leagues is 14 days before the new league starts.   

During this priority window we will allocate places in a league to teams who have registered and paid the £100 deposit confirming their place, based on the following priority system.

1. Existing teams who are currently playing at this league in the most recent season.

2. Teams moving from other Try Tag Rugby leagues where a league is not being run in the new season. Or teams which registered and paid a deposit at this venue for the previous season but missed out due the league being oversubscribed.

3. Whole teams of individually registered players or teams that previously played at the respective league within the previous three seasons. 

4. New teams or teams looking to move league.

Where multiple teams fit in a category above, they will be prioritised in order of when they paid the £100 deposit to confirm their place. 

Once the priorty deadline has passed registrations will continue to be taken on a first to register and pay the deposit basis until the league becomes full. 

*Leagues Closed for Registration

As demand for our Manchester South (Chorlton High School) league may outstrip the number of places available in this league, registration will remain closed until 14 days prior to the league beginning.
For this league, existing teams will be automatically re-registered by Try Tag Rugby and given a period of up to 14-days to before the new season begins, for the captain to login and confirm the team place by paying the £100 deposit. 
After this point in time, all teams which aren't re-confirmed will be removed from the league and existing priority rules as above will then apply, with the exception that existing teams who are currently playing in the league, will drop from Priority 1, to Priority 2, meaning they are at risk of losing their place to another Priority 2 team. 

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 for postal delivery. 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 from 2017 (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 Manchester and Try Tag Rugby are also running a number of weekend tournaments and festivals throughout the year. If you are interested in attending these events, please click here for details. 

If you have any questions email or call us on 0113 859 0589.


We are currently looking to recruit referees for both leagues.  All levels of experience are welcome including those who have never refereed before.  We will provide free training where required.  If you are interested in getting involved as a referee please email  You can also find more information on becoming a Try Tag Rugby referee by clicking here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions email or call us on 0113 859 0589.


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