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Senior Competition Information Summer 2018

Last Updated: Thursday 21st December 2017

Divisions Available

  • Mens Open - Players must be at least 16yrs of age in 2018, no upper age limit.
  • Mixed Open - Players must be at least 16yrs of age in 2018, 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 15 to 18 years of age in 2018, 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 $25, Tights are $30. 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 14 Rounds, being a 12 week Round Robin plus 2 weeks of finals.
  • The first 5 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

  • Each division will play for a cash Prize Pool of $500, being shared $300 for the Winning Team plus $200 for the Runners Up.
  • A catered Grand Finals presentation will be provided for all participating teams.

Player Eligibility

  • All participants must be at least 16 years of age in the 2018 calendar year, U18 division minimum age is 15. 
  • 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 Summer 2018 Senior Competition is as follows;
  Fairfield Summer 2018 Senior Competition Fees
  Venue/s Avery Park / Endeavour Reserve
  Mens Open $ 50
  Mixed Open $ 50
  Mixed U18 $ 45
   
  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 3, with all claims to be submitted by Round 5.
  • Pricing is per person for the entire 8 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. This is a requirement for insurance coverage.
  • Players who do not sign on, are injured, and attempt to claim on insurance, WILL HAVE THEIR CLAIM DENIED.
  • Players must only sign on for themselves, not for anyone else. Signatures will be cross checked for consistency.
  • Players must sign in full, not just using initials.
  • 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 - Endeavour Reserve, Fairfield West.

  • Men's Open, Mixed Open & Mixed U18's games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday evenings.
  • Mens Open & Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Thursday 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 - Avery Park, Fairfield West.

  • Men's Open & Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday 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.

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 Summer 2018 Season there will be provision for 2 wet weather replay rounds.
  • More wet weather replacement rounds will be scheduled if required and if grounds can be secured.
  • Ground closure is determined by Fairfield Council and Fairfield Tag League based on conditions.
Fairfield Tag League - Summer 2018 Senior Competition Calendar
Day of Week
&
Venue

Monday
Avery Park
Fairfield West
 
Tuesday 
     Endeavour Reserve
Fairfield West
Thursday
Endeavour Reserve
Fairfield West
Divisions
Available
Mens Open, Mixed Open
 
Mens Open, Mixed Open, Mixed U18 Mens Open, Mixed Open
 
Registration Night Avery Park, Fairfield West, Monday 22nd January, 2018 - 5pm to 8pm
Round 1  5th February 2018  6th February 2018  8th February 2018
Round 2  12th February 2018  13th February 2018  15th February 2018
Round 3  19th February 2018  20th February 2018  22nd February 2018
Round 4  26th February 2018  27th February 2018  29th February 2018
Round 5  5th March 2018  6th March 2018  8th March 2018
Round 6  12th March 2018  13th March 2018  15th March 2018
Round 7  19th March 2018  20th March 2018  22nd March 2018
Semi & Grand Finals  26th March 2018  27th March 2018  29th March 2018
Contingency 1*  9th April 2018  3rd April 2018  5th April 2018
Contingency 2*  16th April 2018  10th April 2018  12th April 2018

* Wet Weather replacement rounds.