Thames Valley Leagues > University of Reading Venue

Upcoming League Details

Season Early Summer 2019
Official League Name Reading
Venue Name University of Reading Sports Park (Map)
Night / Day Monday 
Registration Opening Date Registration Now Open
Start Date 20/05/2019
End Date 22/07/2019
17 Day Early Bird Window N/A
Registration Cut-Off (if league not sold out) 14/05/2019
Total No. of Sessions* 9
League Matches* 9
Additional Non League Sessions 0
Day, Date & Details of Non League Sessions N/A
Public Holidays 1
Dates Skipped Due to Holidays or Other Reasons 27/05/2019
Byes 0
Pre Season Free Taster Session Date 13/05/2019
Surface Grass
Gender Mixed
Players Per Side 7 (4 males and 3 females)
Beginner Grade New Players Welcome
Standard All Standards
Kick-off times Kick-offs vary between 6.45pm and 40 minutes before sunset. Ask prior to registering if your team requires early or late kick-offs
Game Length (mins) 40
Lighting Type Natural
Registration Cost to Join a Team £47.00
Team Registration Cost £440.00
Facilities None
Post Game Social Venue Queens Head
Transport links Parking Available
Further Information Boots with metal studs are not permitted.

The Try Tag Rugby Thames Valley Autumn Leagues are now open for registration. Leagues will be running in Reading (Monday) and Oxford (Wednesday).

The start dates for the leagues are Wednesday 11th September for the Oxford League and Monday 30th September for the Reading League. 

New players and teams of all skill and fitness levels (from beginners to experienced Rugby players) are welcome to join both the leagues. 
 There will be a friendly League Organiser at the venue to go through the rules with any new players on your first night.

Games in both leagues will be 40 minutes long and played in the mixed 7-a-side format with a maximum of 4 males on the pitch.

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.

Specific details for the leagues vary, therefore please click on the league names in red 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.

Due to the need for floodlit pitches during Autumn, we have a reduced capacity in our Autumn Leagues compared to Summer.  With demand for Autumn places expected to be high we strongly recommend registering and confirming your place as early as possible to ensure you secure your place at your chosen league. Registration deadlines for most leagues are five days before the league starting date, or whenever the league becomes full. Existing teams have a priority deadline of 17 days prior to the league starting to re-register for their existing league, see the section containing details of the Existing Team Priority Deadline below for more details. 

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 in Oxford on Wednesday 4th September and in Reading on Monday 23rd September. Click here to sign up for a session.    

Summer League Details

There are still a few spaces for individuals available at a discount.  Please email for details.

Autumn League Details

League Name Day Start Date No. Of Games Players Per Side Gender Surface Standard Registration
Reading  Mon 30/09/2019 8 7 Mixed (4 male & 3 Female) Grass Beginner/Intermediate and A Grade

Registration for teams and individuals open

Join a Team Register a Team

Oxford Mon


8 7 Mixed (4 male & 3 Female) Grass All Standards

Registration for teams and individuals open

Join a Team Register a Team


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

  • Registration generally closes at 11am five working days prior to the league commencing. 
  • Registration for leagues may still be possible after this date if space remains, available space will be displayed in the tables above.
  • Team places are available strictly on a first to pay the £100 deposit basis until a league sells out.
  • 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) to confirm their intent to take a place in their league of choice.

Existing Team Priority Deadline

Due to strong demand for places in some of 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 Thames Valley 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 Thames Valley 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 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 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. 

Tag Rugby Shorts

Official Try Tag Rugby shorts or Try Tag Rugby ladies' tights are essential equipment for playing the game, and must be purchased before taking to the pitch in all Try Tag Rugby competitions.

Shorts can always be bought from Try Tag Rugby staff by paying £12 in cash at all our leagues or events. 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 Rugby shorts or Tag Rugby tights we allow in our leagues are brands sanctioned by the International Tag Federation such are Oztag, SAS (NZ Tag Football) and ITRA (Ireland). Homemade shorts, any other brands of shorts and Tag Rugby belts are strictly not allowed.


As both the number of teams and number of venues continues to grow, we are on the lookout for experienced players or people with experience of refereeing other sports to get involved as referees. For further details and to find out about upcoming referee's workshops click here.   

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Don't forget to like the Try Tag Rugby Thames Valley Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all Try Tag Rugby news and interact with other players in the league.  Please also follow Try Tag Rugby Thames Valley on Twitter and Instagram.

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