Senior Competition Information Winter 2015

Last Updated: Tuesday 14th April 2015

Divisions Available

  • Mens Opens - No age restrictions on players.
  • Mixed Opens - No age restrictions on players, 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 they cannot take the field. Shorts & Tights are available for purchase at $25.00 or $30 respectively. 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 Liverpool 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 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.


  • 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 Premiers Jackets or Branded Merchandise to an equivalent value (eg. Custom Shorts or Shirts).

Player Eligibility 

  • All participants must be at least 16 years of age in the 2015 calendar year. 
  • All participants must be registered on a team and be paid up before they can compete in the Liverpool Competition.
  • Registration cost in the Liverpool Winter Senior Competition is as follows;
  Liverpool Competition Fees
Brownes Farm  Woodward Park
  Mens Open $ 80  $ 80
  Mixed Open $ 80  $ 80
  Special Offers
  Receive a FREE Official Steeden Tag League Ball with team payments concluded in full on Registration Nights accompanied by completed paperwork.
  LOYALTY BONUS for Winter 2015 players. You can now play at Liverpool for half price! If you register in a team for the Winter 2015 Season at Liverpool, you can get a 50% discount off your registration if you register to play on another night in the Fairfield competition. Simply complete your registration & nominate your other team in the space provided to claim your discount. Players who are already registered in either competition & playing on another night at the other may also claim the Bonus. All claims must be made by Round 5.
  •  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 - Brownes Farm Reserve, Hoxton Park

  • 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.

Scheduling of Games - Woodward Park, Liverpool

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

Wet Weather

  • It is the policy of Liverpool 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 2015 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 Liverpool Council based on conditions.

Liverpool Tag League Seniors - Winter 2015 Competition Calendar  

Day of Week




Brownes Farm Reserve

Hoxton Park


Woodward Park



Woodward Park




Mens Open & Mixed Open

Mens Open

Mixed Open

Registration Night 1

Brownes Farm Reserve - Monday 30th March 2015

Registration Night 2

Woodward Park - Wednesday 1st April 2015
 Round 1  Monday 20th April  Tuesday 21st April  Wednesday 22nd April
 Round 2  Monday 27th April  Tuesday 28th April  Wednesday 29th April
 Round 3  Monday 4th May  Tuesday 5th May  Wednesday 6th May
 Round 4  Monday 11th May  Tuesday 12th May  Wednesday 13th May
 Round 5  Monday 18th May  Tuesday 19th May  Wednesday 20th May
 Round 6  Monday 25th May  Tuesday 26th May  Wednesday 27th May
 Round 7  Monday 1st June  Tuesday 2nd June  Wednesday 3rd June
 Round 8  Monday 15th June  Tuesday 9th June  Wednesday 10th June
 Round 9  Monday 22nd June  Tuesday 16th June  Wednesday 17th June
 Round 10  Monday 29th June  Tuesday 23rd June  Wednesday 24th June
 Round 11  Monday 6th July  Tuesday 30th June  Wednesday 1st July
 Round 12  Monday 13th July  Tuesday 7th July  Wednesday 8th July
 Semi Final  Monday 20th July  Tuesday 14th July  Wednesday 15th July
 Grand Final  Monday 27th July  Tuesday 21st July  Wednesday 22nd July
 Contingency 1*  Monday 3rd August  Tuesday 28th July  Wednesday 29th July
 Contingency 2*  Monday 10th August  Tuesday 4th August  Wednesday 5th August
 Contingency 3*  Monday 17th August  Tuesday 11th August  Wednesday 12th August
 Contingency 4*  Monday 24th August  Tuesday 18th August  Wednesday 19th August

* Wet Weather replacement rounds.