Who will claim London’s most prestigious Tag Rugby title?
With the year’s summer competitions coming to an end this week, the Tag Rugby is just starting to heat up with the 2012 London Tag Rugby Championships on this Saturday, 18 August at the East London Rugby club in West Ham.
By Phillip Browne
WITH the year’s summer competitions coming to an end this week, the Tag Rugby is just starting to heat up with the 2012 London Tag Rugby Championships on this Saturday, 18 August at the East London Rugby club in West Ham.
This tournament will be the biggest adult Tag Rugby event ever to be held in London with all the champion London teams taking part as well as special guests, the Irish powerhouse Bircroft Panthers from Dublin.
The London Tag Rugby Championships started in 2010 with a humble five team tournament and was won by the Gladstone Park champion side, Ref’s Fault who featured a host of representative players such as Ben Farlow (London Australia), Maree Steunebrink (London NZ) & Melissa Spero (London Australia).
In 2011, the tournament expanded to 12 teams with D.T.F of the Balham competition captained by Dane Challenor claiming the silverware in the Mixed A grade and Trip & Chase of Wandsworth led by James Leggett taking home the trophy in the Mixed Social grade.
At the time of print, there are currently 27 teams registered for the 2012 tournament across three divisions which include Mixed A grade, Mixed Social grade and for the first time, Men’s.
This tournament will be a chance for champion teams such as Astro Burn (Wandsworth), Churrr (Highbury), Speights (Canada Water) & Tokyo Drift (Hoxton) to lock horns for the very first time. There will be some fantastic displays of Tag Rugby on show no doubt!
Meanwhile, the Autumn Tag Rugby season in London commences on Wednesday, 29 August. Leagues will take place at Acton, Balham, Barnes, Bermondsey, Borough, Rotherhithe, Shoreditch, Southfields, Whitechapel & White City.
If you would like to get involved in one of the fastest growing sports in London, new team and individual registrations are welcome. This is a great chance to develop a network of friends if you are new to London.
To register for a Try Tag Rugby competition or event, go to www.trytagrugby.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.