Try Tag Rugby is thrilled to announce the expansion of its leagues to two exciting new regions in 2024: Newcastle and York.

The first eight-week, weekly league sessions will kick off in each region as follows:

  • Newcastle: Starting Thursday April 25th, at Paddy Freeman’s Park near to the Newcastle Freeman Hospital.
  • York: Starting Thursday May 2nd, at the Knavesmire adjacent to York Racecourse.

The mixed adult leagues are for people of all genders and are open for registration to teams as well as individuals who will be placed on a team. A series of Free Taster Sessions will be taking place in each region in the run up to the leagues for people to Give Tag A Try!

  • Newcastle FREE Tasters: Thursday 4th April, Thursday 11th April, Saturday 13th April
  • York FREE Tasters: Thursday 11th April, Thursday 18th April, Sunday 21st April

Try Tag Rugby is one of the leading adult social sports organisations providing high-quality Tag Rugby Leagues and events across the UK in regions including: London, Brighton & Hove, Bristol, Coventry, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sheffield, Thames Valley, Warwickshire, West Yorkshire, and Wigan.

Tag Rugby is a fun and exciting minimal contact social sport suitable for all adults, no previous rugby experience is necessary and it’s a sport that can be enjoyed by beginners and experienced players alike.

Playing Tag Rugby is a great way to meet new people, as well as a chance to meet up with existing friends. There will be weekly post-match socials, where players come together to enjoy a drink with their teammates and opposition.

The Newcastle licence will be run by Jack Oddie and Natasha Botto, whilst the York licence will be run by Ari Alexopoulos.

Try Tag Rugby National Licensing Director, Carl Duckels said: “ We can’t wait to see Try Tag Rugby starting in two fantastic new locations this April. Both locations have a reputation for being vibrant, fun and friendly places to live. This makes them a perfect fit for Try Tag Rugby. Last summer we had over 10,000 people taking to the pitch weekly across the UK and we are confident that York and Newcastle will be able to build on that success. As well as being a convenient way to stay fit and healthy on a regular basis, it’s also a great way to have fun and meet people. All skill and experience levels are welcome, with nearly 50% of our players having never touched a rugby ball before.“

League Registration

League Registration is now open for individuals, groups, and teams. For more information and to register, please visit the links below. If signing up as an individual or group, Try Tag Rugby will put other individual players together to create a full team.

Newcastle leagues
York leagues

Free Tag Rugby Taster Sessions

Give Tag Rugby a Try before committing to a league by attending a Tag Rugby Taster Session. The fun and friendly 1hr sessions are perfect for players of all genders, sporting abilities and Rugby experience levels, including complete Rugby novices.

Newcastle taster sessions
York taster sessions


For those interested in becoming referees, Try Tag Rugby welcomes all genders and levels of experience. Refereeing Tag Rugby is not only enjoyable but also offers an opportunity to earn extra income. If you’re interested in becoming a referee, please get in touch by filling out the referee expression of interest form.

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For more information/comments, to review, or for high-res images please contact the
relevant regional contact below:
Newcastle: Jack Oddie at or on ‎07535 458461
York: Ari Alexopoulos at or on 07402 189020.