Senior Competition Information Autumn 2024

Last Updated: Thursday 22nd March, 2024.
Venue Information
  • For Autumn 2024, competitions are being offered on:
    • Tuesday nights at Kayess Park, Minto
    • Monday & Wednesday nights at Kirkham Park, Elderslie
    • Click Here for a Map & Directions to the Venue
    • We recommend participants join the "Macarthur Tag League" Facebook group to receive notifications regarding the Autumn 2024 competition.
Registrations
  • Registrations are being accepted via our online booking portal, available by Clicking Here
Divisions Available
  • Mens Open - No age restrictions on players (16ys or older).
  • Mixed Open - No age restrictions on players (15yrs or older), Maximum 4 Male players on the field at once. Any number of Female players to make up a team of 8.
General Information 
  • The Autumn 2024 competition will run over 12 weeks, made up of an 10 week Round Robin plus 2 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 at the end of the Round Robin progress to a 2 week sudden death finals series (1 plays 4, 2 plays 3 with winners playing in the Grand Final).All games are played by all teams. During semi finals and grand finals we will be playing Round 11 and 12 
  • Winners and Runners Up in each division receive prizes.

  • 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 starting at $40.00, tights are $40. Some other Tag sports shorts/tights 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.

  • 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.

Prizes

  • Each division will receive a $400 Voucher prize pool which is $250 for the Winners and $150 for the Runners Up
  • Medals are given to winners of each division 
  • 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 2024 calendar year. 

  • All participants must be registered on a team and be paid up before they can compete in the Macarthur Competition.

  • Registration cost in the Macarthur Autumn 2024 Senior Competition is as follows;

  Macarthur Autumn 2024 Competition Fees
  Venue Kirkham park Kirkham park Kayess Park
  Day Monday Wednesday Tuesday
  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 Tag League Competition on a DIFFERENT week night. First night $100 full fee, Second night $85 fee and Third night $70.
  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 Macarthur Tag League competition due to overlapping game times. Players must notify Macarthur 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.
  • Prices are per person for the full 11 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 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 - Kayess Park, Minto

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday evenings.

  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday 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.

  • No games will be scheduled on Public Holidays.

Scheduling of Games - Kirkham Park, Elderslie

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday evenings.

  • 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.

  • No games will be scheduled on public holidays or NRL State of Origin nights.

Wet Weather
  • It is the policy of Macarthur 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 Autumn 2024 Season there will be provision for 1 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 Campbelltown City Council or Camden Council based on conditions.

  • Final assessment on ground suitability for play lies with Macarthur Tag League, who will inspect grounds prior to play to determine if they are safe for play and / or if excessive damage to the playing surface is a risk.

Macarthur Tag League Senior Competition

Autumn 2024 Competition Calendar

 Venue  Kirkham Park, Elderslie     Kayess Park, Minto  Kirkham Park, Elderslie
 Day of Week  Monday   Tuesday  Wednesday
 Game Time (40 Min)  6:30pm to 9:30pm  6.30pm to 9.30pm  6.30pm to 9.30pm
 Divisions  Mens Open, Mixed   Open  Mens Open, Mixed   Open  Mens Open, Mixed Open
 Round 1  6th May 2024  25th June 2024  1st May 2024
 Round 2  13th May 2024  2nd July 2024  8th May 2024
 Round 3  20th May 2024  9th July 2024  15th May 2024
 Round 4  27th May 2024  16th July 2024  22nd May 2024
 Round 5  3rd June 2024  23rd July 2024  29th May 2024
 Round 6  10th June 2024  30th July 2024  5th June2024
 Round 7  17th June 2024  6th August2024  12th  June 2024
 Round 8  24th June 2024  13th August 2024  19th June 2024 
 Round 9  1st July 2024  20th August 2024  26th June 2024 
 Round 10  8th July 2024  27th August 2024  3rd July 2024
 Semi Final  15th July 2024  3rd September 2024  10th July 2024
 Grand Final  22nd July 2024  10th September 2024  17th July 2024
 Contingency 1**  29th July 2024  17th Spetember 2024  24th July 2024
 Contingency 2**  5th August 2024  24th September 2024  31st July 2024
 Contingency 3**  N/A  N/A  N/A
       

** Wet weather replacement rounds.