Senior Competition Information Spring 2021

Last Updated: Sunday 14th November, 2021

Divisions Available

  • Mens Open - Players must be at least 16yrs of age in 2021, no upper age limit.
  • Mixed Open - Players must be at least 16yrs of age in 2021, no upper age limit, Maximum 4 Male players on the field at any time. Any number of Female players to make up a team of 8.
  • Mixed U18 - Players must be aged 14 to 18 years of age in 2021, Maximum 4 Male players on the field at once. Any number of Female players to make up a team of 8.

General Information

  • Teams may have a maximum of 8 players on the field at any time in a half field configuration.
  • There is no limit to the number of team members or interchanges.
  • Teams must have at least 10 fully paid team members so they have reserves, with 12 recommended.
  • Players MUST wear approved Tag League Shorts or Tights or cannot take the field. Shorts are available for purchase at $30, Tights are $35. Some other Tag sports shorts are acceptable, check with the competition manager if you are unsure yours comply.
  • Teams MUST have an individually numbered shirt of the same colour for each team member by Round 3 of the competition. Numbers must be from 1 to 99 with each team member having a unique number.
  • Shirts can be purchased from Fairfield Tag League or from anywhere.
  • Teams not complying with numbered shirts will not be eligible to take the field.
  • Teams who have individual players without numbered shirts face a match point penalty for each person not complying.
  • Games consist of 2 x 20 minute halves, with a 2 minute half time break.
  • Teams receive points for each game; Win-3, Draw-2, Loss-1, Forfeit (with notification)-1, NoShow or Penalty-0.
  • Position on table is based on points, with goals "for & against" used where there is a draw, Goals "for" if tied.
  • The competition will run for a total of 12 Rounds, being an 11 week Round Robin plus 1 week of finals.
  • The first 4 rounds will be run ungraded, with teams then placed into separate divisions of 8 (subject to numbers) and will play the last  7 rounds in those divisions, playing each other once.
  • The top 4 teams progress to a 2 week sudden death finals series (1 plays 4, 2 plays 3 with winners playing in the Grand Final).
  • Winners and Runners Up in each division receive prizes.

Prizes

  • All Divisions
    • Prize Pool of $500, with $300 to the winning team, $200 to the runners up.
  • A catered Grand Finals presentation will be provided for all participating teams.
  • The winners in the top division will also receive their choice of Custom Premiers Merchandise (eg. Custom Shorts or Shirts), or alternative of an equivalent value.

Player Eligibility

  • All participants for Open Age competitions must be at least 16 years of age in the 2021 calendar year.
  • All participants for U18 competitions must be at least 14 years of age in the 2021.
  • All participants must be registered on a team and be paid up before they can compete in the Fairfield Competition.
  • Registration cost in the Fairfield Spring 2021 Senior Competition is as follows;
  Fairfield Spring 2021 Senior Competition Fees
  Venue/s Avery Park & Endeavour Reserve
  Mens Open $ 75
  Mixed Open $ 75
  Mixed U18 $ 65
   
  Special Offers
  A 20% discount applies for registration in any ADDITIONAL team/s in the Fairfield Tag League competition on a DIFFERENT week night. eg. Pay full registration for the team you play with on Tuesday, get 20% off the second team you play with on Thursday.
  A 20% discount applies for registration in any team/s if playing in any other Tag League Competition in any other location playing on a DIFFERENT week night.
  Only 1 Discount can be claimed for any given team.
  A FULL REFUND of Fees on a pro-rata basis for any games missed by players participating in multiple teams on the same night in the Fairfield Tag League competition due to overlapping game times. Players must notify Fairfield Tag League in writing on their registration forms of the cross over. Refunds will be calculated after Round 5, with all claims to be submitted by Round 10.
 
  • Pricing is per person for the entire 12 week season, there are no additional costs beyond shorts and shirts.
  • Each Team must have 10 fully paid up members as a minimum, 12 or more is recommended.
  • All participants must sign on prior to taking the field and comply with sign on guidelines.
  • Teams cannot use unregistered players otherwise known as "Ring In's" to play in their team for any reason.
  • A team short of players ie. less than 8 in any given week of the competition can use a registered player from another team in the competition to "Fill In". A maximum of 3 "Fill In's" can be used in any game, and they cannot be used as reserves for substitution during a game. A point penalty is applied for each fill in that takes the field for a team.
  • Teams need to advise the competition convenor or supervisor that they propose to use a "Fill In" and the match referee & opposing team captain also needs to be advised. 
  • Any player used as a "Fill In" must sign on for that team for that game.
  • A team cannot consistently use "Fill In's" ie. more than 3 games in the season.
  • A Fill In is not entitled to participate in any prize should the team they Filled In for win a prize.
  • Teams found to be using a Ring In will forfeit any match points for that Round with winning points awarded to the opposing team.
  • Teams who are in breach of guidelines on more than 1 occasion will be suspended for 1 or more games, with teams who are found to be repeat offenders being disqualified from the competition.

Sign On

  • It is a condition of entry to the competition that ALL players MUST sign on prior to taking the field.
  • Players must only sign on for themselves, not for anyone else.
  • Players cannot sign on using someone elses name. If they are 'Filling In" for a team, they need to write their own name on a separate line on the sign on sheets and sign on that line for the week that they played.
  • Players are required to present a Photo ID for sign on. This must be supplied or they cannot take the field.
  • Anyone found to be playing for a team without sign on may cause that team to face a match point penalty, suspension or disqualification if they are found to be ineligible to play.

Scheduling of Games - Avery Park, Fairfield West.

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday or Wednesday evenings, depending on your choice of day.
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday or Wednesday evenings, depending on your choice of day.
  • Mixed U18 games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday evenings.
  • The draw is published in advance, with game times varying by week.
  • Teams may specify if they wish to play early or late, early games being scheduled for 6.30pm or 7.15pm, late games being scheduled for 8.00pm or 8.45pm.
  • Games will not be scheduled on Public Holidays.

Scheduling of Games - Endeavour Reserve, Fairfield West.

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, depending on your choice of day.
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, depending on your choice of day.
  • The draw is published in advance, with game times varying by week.
  • Teams may specify if they wish to play early or late, early games being scheduled for 6.30pm or 7.15pm, late games being scheduled for 8.00pm or 8.45pm.
  • Games will not be scheduled on Public Holidays.

Wet Weather

  • It is the policy of Fairfield Tag League to play all scheduled rounds of the competition, with games rescheduled if they cannot be played on their assigned date for any reason, usually the result of wet weather.
  • For the Spring 2021 Season there will be provision for 3 wet weather replay rounds.
  • Ground closure is determined by Fairfield Council and Fairfield Tag League based on conditions.
Fairfield Tag League - Spring 2021 Senior Competition Calendar
Day of Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Venue Avery Park
Fairfield West
Endeavour Reserve
Fairfield West
Avery Park
Fairfield West
Divisions
Available
Mens & Mixed Open Mens & Mixed Open Mens & Mixed Open
Registration Night  Online Registrations Only
Round 1  6th December *  16th November *  12th January *
Round 2  13th December  23rd November  19th January
Round 3  20th December  30th November  2nd February
Round 4  10th January  7th Decvember  9th February
Round 5  17th January  14th December  16th February
Round 6  24th January  21st December  23rd February
Round 7  31st January  11th January  2nd March
Round 8  7th February  18th January  
Round 9  14th February  25th January  
Round 10  21st February  1st February  
Round 11  28th February  8th February  
Finals  7th March  15th February  9th March
Contingency 2**  14th March  22nd February  16th March
Contingency 3**  21st March  1st March  23rd March

* Revised start date.
** Wet weather replacement rounds.