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

The first eight-week, weekly league will start on Thursday 2nd May at the Knavesmire adjacent to York Racecourse. 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 11th , 18th and 21st 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, Newcastle, 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.

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 York licence will be run by Aristotle (Ari) Alexopoulos. Ari brings Try Tag Rugby to York having previously played at various locations around the country including in Leagues in nearby Leeds.

Ari said: “I am incredibly excited to join Try Tag Rugby as the York licensee. For myself and many other people, Try Tag Rugby truly is a National family of friendly, enthusiastic, social and inclusive tag players, referees, coaches, support staff and organisers. I started playing in Leeds as an individual in a beginner league and was blown away by how fun it was! I’ve since helped create numerous teams across Yorkshire in the various leagues and tournaments. I am really looking forward to setting up Try Tag Rugby leagues and events in York in the coming months and years.”

Try Tag Rugby National Licensing Director, Carl Duckels said: “With Try Tag Rugby already having successful leagues in nearby West and South Yorkshire, moving North to York is something we have wanted to do for a while. We have just been waiting for the right person. We now feel with have that in Ari. Ari’s first Try Tag Rugby experience was signing up as an individual to a league in Leeds. He has therefore been in the position that most of his players will find themselves in this summer. The passion and love Ari shows for the game after only a few years playing, is testament to the impact Tag can have on people’s lives. It will be fantastic to see him now giving this same opportunity to the people of York.”

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 11th, 18th or 21st 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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