Senior Competition Information Summer 2023

Last Updated: Tuesday 7th February, 2023.

Divisions Available

  • Mens Open - No age restrictions on players (16ys or older in 2023).

  • Mixed Open - No age restrictions on players (16yrs or older in 2023), Maximum 4 Male players on the field at once. Any number of Female players to make up a team of 8.

General Information 

  • For Summer 2023 we will be playing on Wednesday nights at Cunningham Park, Gregory Hills.

  • Click Here for a Map & Directions to the venue.

  • The Summer 2023 competition will run over 8 weeks, made up of a 7 week Round Robin plus 1 week of Finals.

  • The Summer 2023 competition will be run ungraded.

  • 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 cannot take the field. Shorts are available for purchase at $30.00, tights are $35. 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.


  • Each division will play for a Cash Prize Pool of $500, $300 for the winning team, $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 in a team and be paid up before they can compete in the Macarthur Competition.

  • Registration cost in the Macarthur Summer 2023 Senior Competition is as follows;

  Macarthur Summer 2023 Competition Fees
  Venue Cunningham Park, Gregory Hills
  Day Wednesdays
  Mens Open $ 50
  Mixed Open $ 50
  • Prices are per person for the full 8 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 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 - Cunningham Park, Gregory Hills

  • 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.

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 Summer 2023 Season there will be provision for 2 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 Camden Council.

  • 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

Summer 2023 Competition Calendar

 Venue  Cunningham Park, Gregory Hills
 Day of Week  Wednesday
 Game Time (40 Min)  6.30pm to 9.30pm
 Divisions  Mens Open, Mixed Open
 Registrations  Email or Inbox only 
 Round 1  Wednesday 15th February, 2023
 Round 2  Wednesday 22nd February, 2023
 Round 3  Wednesday 1st March, 2023
 Round 4  Wednesday 8th March, 2023
 Round 5  Wednesday 15th March, 2023
 Round 6  Wednesday 22nd March, 2023
 Round 7  Wednesday 29th March, 2023
 Semi & Grand Final  Wednesday 5th April, 2023
 Contingency 1*  Wednesday 12th April, 2023
 Contingency 2*  Wednesday 19th April, 2023

* Indicates wet weather replacement rounds.