Senior Competition Information Winter 2018

Last Updated: Friday 6th April 2018

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
  • Graded Competitions
    • Division 1 - Prize Pool of $1,000, with $700 to the winning team, $300 to the runners up.
    • Division 2 - Prize Pool of $500, with $300 to the winning team, $200 to the runners up.
    • Division 3 - Prize Pool of $300, with $200 to the winning team, $100 to the runners up.
    • Division 4 - Prize Pool of $200, with $100 to the winning team, $100 to the runners up.
  • Ungraded Competitions
    • Division 2 - 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 in Open Age competitions must be at least 16 years of age in the 2018 calendar year.
  • All participants in U18 competitions must be at least 15 years of age in the 2018 calendar year.
  • 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 Winter 2018 Senior Competition is as follows;
  Fairfield Winter 2018 Senior Competition Fees
  Venue/s Avery Park / Endeavour Reserve
  Mens Open $ 90
  Mixed Open $ 90
  Mixed U18 $ 70
   
  Special Offers
  Delegates play for FREE ! That's right, if you are the organiser / delegate for the team, you do not need to pay anything.
  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 14 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 - Avery Park, Fairfield West.
  • Men's Open & Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday 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 - Endeavour Reserve, Fairfield West.
  • Men's Open & Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday evenings.
  • Mixed U18 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 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.
  • Games will not be scheduled on State of Origin dates.
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 Winter 2018 Season there will be provision for 4 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 - Winter 2018 Senior Competition Calendar
Day of Week  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday
Venue  Avery Park
 Fairfield West
 Endeavour Reserve
 Fairfield West
 Endeavour Reserve
 Fairfield West
 Avery Park
 Fairfield West
Divisions
Available
 Mens Open
 Mixed Open
 Mens Open
 Mixed U18 & Open
 Mens Open
 Mixed Open
 Mens Open
 Mixed Open
Registration Night 1  Avery Park, Fairfield West, Monday 19th March, 2018 - 5pm to 8pm
Registration Night 2  Endeavour Reserve, Fairfield West, Tuesday 27th March, 2018 - 5pm to 8pm
Round 1  16th April 2018  17th April 2018  18th April 2018  19th April 2018
Round 2  23rd April 2018  24th April 2018  2nd May 2018  26th April 2018
Round 3  30th April 2018  1st May 2018  9th May 2018  3rd May 2018
Round 4  7th May 2018  8th May 2018  16th May 2018  10th May 2018
Round 5  14th May 2018  15th May 2018  23rd May 2018  17th May 2018
Round 6  21st May 2018  22nd May 2018  30th May 2018  24th May 2018
Round 7  28th May 2018  29th May 2018  13th June 2018  31st May 2018
Round 8  4th June 2018  5th June 2018  20th June 2018  7th June 2018
Round 9  18th June 2018  12th June 2018  27th June 2018  14th June 2018
Round 10  25th June 2018  19th June 2018  4th July 2018  21st June 2018
Round 11  2nd July 2018  26th June 2018  18th July 2018  28th June 2018
Round 12  9th July 2018  3rd July 2018  25th July 2018  5th July 2018
Semi Final  16th July 2018  10th July 2018  1st August 2018  12th July 2018
Grand Final  23rd July 2018  17th July 2018  8th August 2018  19th July 2018
Contingency 1*  30th July 2018  24th July 2018  15th August 2018  26th July 2018
Contingency 2*  6th August 2018  31st July 2018  22nd August 2018  2nd August 2018
Contingency 3*  13th August 2018  7th August 2018  29th August 2018  9th August 2018
Contingency 4*  20th August 2018  14th August 2018  5th September 2018  16th August 2018

* Indicates Wet Weather replacement rounds.