This summer, Try Tag Rugby celebrated a participation milestone, for the first time ever it had over 10,000 people, including over 40% females, getting active and having fun in its weekly Leagues.

For many participants Try Tag Rugby is one of their weekly highlights. Ceri Clarke who started playing in the Brighton & Hove league this year says: “Wednesday evenings are such a highlight of my week now. This has been such a great way of meeting a wonderful community of fun people.”

Stats from summer 2023 (End of April – End of August):

  • A record 883 teams (over 10,500 people) playing weekly across the UK in Early Summer
  • Over 7,700 league games played
  • 250 active referees
  • 50 different venues used across the UK
  • 224 teams (over 2,600 people) taking part across nine one-day events

Expanding across the UK

This increase in the number of participants comes alongside an increasing number of Try Tag Rugby locations across the UK.

During summer, leagues took place in 18 different locations across the UK: Bradford, Brighton & Hove, Bristol, Coventry, Edinburgh, Leamington Spa, Leeds, Leigh, London, Maidenhead, Manchester, Oxford, Reading, Rugby, Salford, Sheffield, Wakefield, and Wigan.

Try Tag Rugby has ambitions to grow the game further in the coming years, to enable people across the UK to have access to Try Tag Rugby and to enjoy the benefits of playing in its leagues.

Opportunities to take Try Tag Rugby to a new Area

If you live in an area where Try Tag Rugby doesn’t currently operate and you would be interested in bringing Try Tag Rugby to your area, then please check the criteria below. If you think that sounds like you, please get in touch here as we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll need

  • A passion for sports
  • A desire to own your own business with the support that comes with franchising/licensing
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with drive, vision, and a commitment to succeed whilst also willing to follow licence guidelines
  • To be a social people person with a passion about making a real difference in the lives of others
  • To be organised, a good time manager and have an ability to collaborate with others towards a common goal
  • To be prepared to make an initial investment, as this is a franchise/licence opportunity

For anybody thinking about starting a licence here is some advice from current Try Tag Rugby Edinburgh Licensee, Clodagh Nic Lochlainn: “Think carefully, do you love sport? Do you love getting out meeting people? You also have to be able to do some hard work and it does take a bit of time especially at the start, but it is one of the most rewarding things I’ve done. Hard work pays off, but this pays off in a way that you are actually having an impact on people’s lives. I would say look into it, enquire you don’t have to commit to it, ask your questions and look into whether you think your area would work.”