Try Tag Rugby is delighted to announce the launch of its Newcastle Licence and the opening of registration for its first ever Newcastle League.

The first eight-week, weekly league will start on Thursday 25th April at the popular Paddy Freeman’s Park. The mixed adult league for people of all genders is 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 the run up to the league on the 4th, 11th and 13th April for people to Give Tag A Try!

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, Wigan and York.

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.

Jack Oddie said: “Natasha and I are absolutely thrilled to bring Try Tag Rugby to Newcastle and create an inclusive, active and social community here. As locals ourselves, we know how embracing Newcastle is and once people experience the game, we’re sure hundreds will take to it making Try Tag Rugby part of the dynamic and social fabric that makes Newcastle such a brilliant and iconic city!”

Try Tag Rugby National Licensing Director, Carl Duckels said: “It’s fantastic to see Newcastle as one of the new locations that will be added to the Try Tag Rugby map this year. Having lived in Newcastle myself in the past, I know what a fantastic place it is and how friendly and fun loving its people are! When you combine this with the North East’s love of sport and getting outdoors, we think Try Tag Rugby is going to be a great fit.

“Jack and Natasha both bring lots of energy and enthusiasm to what they do. We are confident they will be excellent licence holders and are extremely excited about the potential of Try Tag Rugby Newcastle with them at the helm.”

League Registration

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

Free Tag Rugby Taster Sessions

Give Tag Rugby a Try before committing to a league by attending a Tag Rugby Taster Session on either the 4th, 11th or 13th April. These fun and friendly 1hr sessions are perfect for players of all genders, sporting abilities and Rugby experience levels, including complete Rugby novices.

For more information and to register please visit the tasters page.


Try Tag Rugby are also looking to recruit referees in the area. Refereeing Tag Rugby is lots of fun and can be a great way to earn some extra money. All genders and levels of refereeing experience are welcome, if you would like to get involved as a referee, please contact

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For more information/comments, to review, or for more high-res images, please contact Jack Oddie at Try Tag Rugby Newcastle: Mob: 07535 458461