Senior Competition Information Winter 2017

Last Updated: Thursday 11th May 2017

Divisions Available

  • Mens Open - No age restrictions on players (16ys or older).
  • Mixed Open - No age restrictions on players (16yrs 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 

  • For Winter 2017, there will be 2 Competitions;
    • Mondays at Stromeferry Reserve St Abdrews which 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) & will play the last 7 rounds in those divisions, playing each other once.
    • Wednesdays at Oswald Reserve Rosemeadow which will run for a total of 9 Rounds, being a 7 week Round Robin plus 2 weeks of finals. This competition will be run ungraded.
  • In each competition, 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).
  • 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 at $25.00, tights are $30. 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 can be purchased from Macarthur 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.

Prizes

  • Each division will play for a cash prize of $300 with $200 for the runner 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 must be at least 16 years of age in the 2017 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 Winter 2017 Senior Competition is as follows; 

Macarthur Winter 2017 Competition Fees

Venue

Stromeferry Reserve

St Andrews

Oswald Reserve

Rosemeadow

  Duration

14 Weeks (Inc. Finals)

9 Weeks (Inc. Finals)


Mens Open $ 80
$ 50
  Womens Open $ 80 $ 50

Mixed Open
$ 80
$ 50
       
  Special Offers
  A 20% discount applies for registration in any ADDITIONAL team/s in the Macarthur Tag League competition on a DIFFERENT week night. eg. Pay full registration for the team you play with on Monday, get 20% off the second team you play with on Wednesday.
  20% discount applies for registration in any additional team/s in any Tag League competitions in a different location 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 Macarthur Tag League competition due to overlapping game times. Refunds calculated after Round 5, with all claims to be submitted by Round 10.
  • Prices are per person for the full 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 - Stromeferry Reserve - St Andrews

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • 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 - Oswald Reserve - Rosemeadow

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • 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 NRL State of Origin dates.

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 Winter 2017 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 Campbelltown 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

Winter 2017 Competition Calendar

Day of Week

& Venue

Monday

Stromeferry Reserve, St Andrews

Wednesday

Oswald Reserve, Rosemeadow

Divisions Available

Mens & Mixed Open

Mens & Mixed Open

Duration

12 Weeks plus Finals

7 Weeks plus Finals

Registration
Night 1

Campbelltown Catholic Club (Phillip Room), 20-22 Camden Rd - Monday 10th April 2017 - 5pm-8pm

Registration
Night 2

Oswald Reserve - Rosemeadow - Wednesday 19th April 2017 - 5pm-8pm
 Round 1  Monday 15th May 2017 **  Wednesday 17th May 2017 **
 Round 2  Monday 22nd May 2017  Wednesday 24th May 2017
 Round 3  Monday 29th May 2017  Wednesday 7th June 2017
 Round 4  Monday 5th June 2017  Wednesday 14th June 2017
 Round 5  Monday 19th June 2017  Wednesday 28th June 2017
 Round 6  Monday 26th June 2017  Wednesday 5th July 2017
 Round 7  Monday 3rd July 2017  Wednesday 19th July 2017
 Round 8  Monday 10th July 2017  N/A
 Round 9  Monday 17th July July 2017  N/A
 Round 10  Monday 24th July 2017  N/A
 Round 11  Monday 31st July 2017  N/A
 Round 12  Monday 7th August 2017  N/A
 Semi Finals  Monday 14th August2017  Wednesday 26th July 2017
 Grand Final  Monday 21st August 2017  Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Contingency 1*  Monday 28th August 2017  Wednesday 9th August 2017
Contingency 2*  Monday 4th September 2017  Wednesday 16th August 2017
Contingency 3*
 Monday 11th September 2017  Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Contingency 4*
 Monday 18th September 2017  Wednesday 30th August 2017

* Wet Weather replacement rounds.

** Revised Start Dates.