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Address: Manchester South - Hough End Playing Fields

Current Leagues

League Day Type of League League Standard
Manchester South (Hough End Playing Fields) Wednesday Mixed A Grade / Intermediate
Manchester South (Hough End Playing Fields) Wednesday Mixed Intermediate / Beginner Grade

Upcoming League Details

Wednesday Summer Mixed League

Season Summer 2019
Official League Name Manchester South (Hough End Playing Fields)
Venue Hough End Playing Fields
Night / Day Wed
Register Join a Team Register a Team
Individual Cost £49.00
Team Cost £445.00
17-day early bird window 07/06/2019
Registration cut-off (if league not sold out) 21/06/2019 11:00am
Start date 26/06/2019
End date 28/08/2019
Session breakdown All season fees cover at least 10 sessions. Where the season allows for less than 10 league matches, Tag Rugby coaching sessions, Tag Rugby fitness sessions or Free Turn-up & Play sessions will be added.
Total no. of sessions 10
League matches 9
Additional non league sessions 1
Day, date & details of non league sessions (Tag Rugby coaching sessions, Tag Rugby Fitness Sessions or Turn up & Play Sessions) TBC
Public Holidays None
Dates skipped due to holidays or other reasons None
Byes Teams will play two games over the last three weeks
Pre-season Free Taster Session Date Hough End Playing Fields - 05/06/2019 - 7pm
Surface Grass
Gender Mixed
Players per side 7
Standard Beginner/Intermediate and A Grade
Kick-off times Kick off times will be 6:45pm, 7:30pm and 8:15pm.
Game length 40 minutes
Lighting type Natural
Facilities No Changing Facilities
Post game social venue & information The Metropolitan - A space will be reserved for us each week
Further information Car: The venue is located off Princess Rd. Free parking is available at the leisure centre. Tram: St Werburgh's Road: Lines F, G and H; Barlow Moor Road: Line F; Withington: Lines G and H. Bus: Along Mauldeth Road West: 22 and 276; Along Princess Road: 101, 104, 105, 108, 109; To Barlow Moor Road: 169, 85A

Early Summer League 2019

Season Early Summer 2019
Official League Name Manchester South (Hough End Playing Fields)
Venue Name Hough End Playing Fields
Night / Day Wednesday
Registration Opening Date Registration now open
Start Date 24/04/2019
End Date 19/06/2019
17 day early bird window 05/04/2019 11:00 AM
Registration cut-off (if league not sold out) 17/04/2019 11AM
Total No. of Sessions* 10
League Matches* 9
Additional non league sessions 1
Day, date & details of non legue sessions Turnup & play session 10/05/2019
Public Holidays None
Dates skipped due to holidays or other reasons None
Byes None
Pre Season Free Taster Session Date 11/04/2019 at 6:50pm & 17/04/2019 at 7pm
Surface Grass
Gender Mixed
Players per side 7
Beginner grade  
Standard Beginner/Intermediate and A Grade
Kick-off times Kick-offs vary between 6.45pm and 40 minutes before sunset. Games in round 1 & 2 may start as early at 6.30pm. Ask prior to registering if your team requires early or late kick-offs
Game Length 40 (games in round 1& 2 may be slightly shorter due to early sunset times)
Lighting type Natural
Registration Cost to Join a Team £49.00
Team Registration Cost £445.00
Facilities No Changing Facilities
Post Game Social Venue The Metropolitan
Transport Links Bus: Along Mauldeth Road West: 22 and 276; Along Princess Road: 101, 104, 105, 108, 109; To Barlow Moor Road: 169, 85A
Further Information Playing on pitches by Hough End Leisure Centre
* * All season fees cover at least 10 sessions. Where the season allows for less than 10 league matches, Tag Rugby coaching sessions, Tag Rugby fitness sessions or Free Turnup and Play sessions will be added.

Summer League Registration!

Registration for our Manchester Summer 2019 Leagues is now open, with leagues taking place at Manchester East - East Manchester Academy (Tuesday) and at Manchester South - Hough End Playing Fields (Wednesday). 

The start dates for the leagues are Tuesday 25th June for the Manchester East League and Wednesday 26th June for the Manchester South League. Both leagues will be played on grass pitches. 

Games in the Manchester East League will be 40 minutes long and played in the mixed 6-a-side format with teams with a maximum of three males on the pitch, whilst games in the Manchester South League will also be 40 minutes long and played in the mixed 7-a-side format with teams with a maximum of four males on the pitch.  

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 Free Taster Sessions taking place at Manchester South on Wednesday 5th June and Manchester East on Tuesday 11th June.    

Summer Schedule

League Name Day Start Date League Matches* Players Per Side Surface Gender Standard Registration
Manchester East (East Manchester Academy) Tues 25/06/2019 10 6 Grass Mixed Beginner grade & Intermediate grade

Registration for teams and individuals open.

Join a Team Register a Team

Manchester South (Hough End Playing Fields) Wed 26/06/2019 9 7 Grass Mixed Beginner/Intermediate and A Grade

5 team spaces remaining. Individuals wanted.

Join a Team Register a Team

* All season fees cover at least 10 sessions. Where the season allows for less than 10 league matches, Tag Rugby coaching sessions, Tag Rugby fitness sessions 

Registration

Registration. Registration is open to whole teams, part-teams (groups) and players looking to join a team. Please note the following:

  • Registration generally closes four working days prior to the league commencing.
  • Team places are available strictly on a first to pay the £100 deposit basis until a league sells out (subject to Priority Window rules - see below).
  • Players joining on their own or with a small number of friends can apply to join a team. Places are available only when the fee to join a team has been paid.
  • Current teams are given a priority window of 17 days prior to the new season beginning (see below for full details & exact dates) to confirm their intent to take a place in their league of choice.

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 17 days before the 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 (if the league is currently running)*.

2. Teams moving from other Try Tag Rugby leagues where a league is not being run in the new season. This excludes leading into the Early Summer season where all teams playing during Spring are free to change venues and can still be counted as category 2. Or teams which registered and paid a deposit at this venue for the previous season but missed out due to the league being oversubscribed. 

3. Whole teams of players applying to join a team or teams that previously played at the respective league within the previous three seasons. 

4. New teams, teams looking to move league or teams which haven't played for three or more seasons.

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 priority 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

N/A in Early Summer.

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 Tagrugby.ie 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 manchester@trytagrugby.com or call us on 0113 859 0589.

Refereeing

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 manchester@trytagrugby.com.  You can also find more information on becoming a Try Tag Rugby referee by clicking here.

Contact Us

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

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