Senior Competition Information Winter 2023

Last Updated: Thursday 13th April, 2023

Venue Information
  • Competitions are being offered on:
    • Wednesday nights at Woodward Park only for Winter 2023
    • Click Here for a Map & Directions to the Venue
    • We recommend participants join the "Liverpool Tag League" Facebook group to receive notifications regarding the Winter 2023 competition.
  • Registrations are being accepted via our online booking portal, available by Clicking Here

Divisions Available

  • Mens Opens - Players must be at least 16yrs of age in 2023, no upper age limit.
  • Mixed Opens - 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 Winter 2023 competition will run over 12 weeks, made up of an 11 week Round Robin plus 1 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 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 they cannot take the field. Shorts & Tights are available for purchase at $30.00 or $35 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 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.
  • 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).
  • Each division will play for a cash Prize Pool of $500, being shared $300 for the Winning Team plus $200 for the Runners Up.
  • 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 Liverpool Competition.
  • Registration cost in the Liverpool Winter 2023 Senior Competition is as follows;
  Liverpool Winter 2023 Competition Fees
  Venue  Woodward Park
  Day of Week Wednesday
  Mens Open  $ 90
  Mixed Open  $ 90
  Special Offers
  A 20% 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 Liverpool Tag League competition due to overlapping game times. Players must notify Liverpool Tag League in writing on their registration forms of the cross over. Refunds will be calculated after Round 6, with all claims to be submitted by Round 10.
  • Pricing is per person for the entire 12 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 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 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 - Woodward Park, Liverpool
  • Men's & Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Wedesday evenings.
  • 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.
  • No games will be scheduled on NRL State of Origin game nights.
  • The draw is published in advance, with game times varying by week.
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 2023 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 and Liverpool Tag League based on conditions.
Liverpool Tag League - Winter 2023 Competition Calendar  
 Venue  Woodward Park
 Cnr Hoxton Park Rd & Hume Highway Liverpool
 Day of Week  Wednesday
 Divisions Available  Mens & Mixed Open
 Registrations  Online Registration Only
 Round 1  Wednesday 26th April, 2023
 Round 2  Wednesday 3rd May, 2023
 Round 3  Wednesday 10th May, 2023
 Round 4  Wednesday 17th May, 2023
 Round 5  Wednesday 24th May, 2023
 Round 6  Wednesday 31st May, 2023
 Round 7  Wednesday 7th June, 2023
 Round 8  Wednesday 14th June, 2023
 Round 9  Wednesday 21st June, 2023
 Round 10  Wednesday 28thJune, 2023
 Round 11  Wednesday 5th July, 2023
 Semi-Final & Grand Final  Wednesday 19th July, 2023
 Contingency 1**  Wednesday 26th July, 2023
 Contingency 2**  Wednesday 2nd August, 2023
 Contingency 3**  Wednesday 9th August, 2023
 Contingency 4**  Wednesday 16th August, 2023

** Wet weather replacement Rounds.