Senior Competition Information Spring 2023

Last Updated: Tuesday 29th August, 2023
Venue Information
  • For Spring 2023, competitions are being offered at Endeavour Sports Reserve, Fairfield West on:
    • Monday evenings
    • Tuesday evenings
    • Wednesday evenings
    • Click Here for a Map & Directions to the Venue
    • We recommend participants join the "Fairfield Tag League" Facebook group to receive notifications regarding the Winter 2023 competition.
Registrations
  • Registrations are being accepted via our online booking portal, available by Clicking Here
Divisions Available
  • Mens Open - Players must be at least 16yrs of age in 2023, no upper age limit.
  • Mixed Open - Players must be at least 16yrs of age in 2023, 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.
General Information 
  • The competition will run ungraded for the first 5 rounds, with the Mens and Mixed divisions then being graded (subject to a sufficient number of teams registering in each division).
  • Results from the first 5 rounds will contribute to a teams points for the season.
  • All teams then will play 7 weeks in their grade, with the top 4 teams at the end qualifying for the semi-finals.
  • The winners of the semi-finals will then play in a grand final to determine the winners in each grade.
  • Teams who do not make semi finals and grand finals will still play on these nights as a Round 11 and Round 12.
  • Winners and Runners Up in each division receive prizes. These prizes will be a Voucher system which is redeemable through our Tag League Shop or Directly to Tag League for registration costs for a future season.
  • Teams can nominate to play early or late games, every effort will be made to accommodate. These are a game time "preference" and we cannot guarentee a game time.
  • For Tag League, 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 members so they have reserves, with 12 or more recommended.
  • Players MUST wear approved Tag League shorts or tights or cannot take the field. Shorts and tights are available for purchase at $35 or $45 respectively. 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 are not Tag League specific, but must be able to be tucked into shorts which is a requirement of play.
  • Shirts can also be ordered from the Tag League Shop, visit the "Tag League Shop Facebook Page" for details.
  • Teams not complying with numbered shirts will not be eligible to take the field. This is a requirement by Round 3.
  • 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.
  • Results from the first rounds will contribute to a teams points for the season.
  • Winners and Runners Up in each division receive prizes.
Prizes
  • Each division will play for a voucher prize of $400, with $250 for the winning team & $150 for the runners up.
  • Vouchers can be redeemed at our Tag League Shop for merchandise or used as a Registration Credit for a future competition. All prizes pose a 6 Month Validity. 
  • 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 2023 calendar year. 
  • All participants must be registered on a team and be paid up before they can compete in the Castle Hill Competition.
  • Registration cost in the Fairfield Spring 2023 Senior Competition is as follows;
  Fairfield Spring 2023 Senior Competition Fees
  Venue Endeavour Sports Reserve
  Week Night Monday Tuesday Wednesday  
  Mens Open $ 100 $ 100 $ 100  
  Mixed Open $ 100 $ 100 $ 100  
   
  Special Offers
 
A 15% 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.
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 Castle Hill Tag League competition due to overlapping game times. Players must notify Castle Hill 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 10 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. Payment required 7 days prior to start date and for late player enteries prior to taking the field.
  • 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, but they cannot be used as reserves for substitution during a game. A match 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 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 a season. They must be of equal playing ability (i.e a Divsion 1 registered player cannot play for a Division 2 team as a "fill In".
  • 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 sign on.
  • During a "Finals" game, each player MUST sign on with Photo ID prior to taking the field to be involved in a team count. This is then recounted at 1/2 time to ensure all players remain the same. 
  • 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. During Finals rounds, ALL players MUST sign on before taking the field they may face a forfeit at the discretion of the Tag League Officials.

Scheduling of games; Endeavour Sports Reserve, Fairfield West

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, depending on your choice of day.
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 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 or NRL State of Origin game nights.

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 2023 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 2023 Senior Competition Calendar
  Day of Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday  
  Venue Endeavour Sports Reserve, Fairfield West
  Divisions
Available
Mens Open
Mixed Open
Mens Open
Mixed Open
Mens Open
Mixed Open
 
  Registrations  Online Registrations Only
  Round 1  18th September  12th September  13th September  
  Round 2  25th September  19th September  20th September  
  Round 3  9th October  26th September  27th September  
  Round 4  16th October  3rd October  4th October  
  Round 5  23rd October  10th October  11th October  
  Round 6  30th October  17th October  18st October  
  Round 7  6th November  24th October  25th October  
  Round 8  13th November  31st October  1st November  
  Round 9  20th November  7th November  8th November  
  Round 10  27th November  14th November  15th November  
  Round 11  4th December  21st November  22nd November  
  Finals  11th Decemeber  28th November  29th November  
  Contingency 1*  18th December  5th December  6th December  
  Contingency 2*  8th January  12th December  13th December  
  Contingency 3*  15th January  19th December  20th December  
  Contingency 4*  N/A  N/A  N/A  

* Wet weather replacement rounds.