Senior Competition Information Winter 2019

Last Updated: Tuesday 16th April 2019.

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 2019 we will be playing at;

    • Hurley Park, Campbelltown.

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

  • The Winter 2019 competition will run over 14 weeks, made up of 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 2019 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 2019 Senior Competition is as follows;

  Macarthur Winter 2019 Competition Fees
  Venue Hurley Park Reserve
  Day Monday
  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 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 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 - Hurley Park, Campbelltown

  • 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.
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 2019 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 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 2019 Competition Calendar

 Venue  Hurley Park, Campbelltown
 Day of Week  Monday
 Game Time (40 Min)  6.30pm to 9.30pm
 Divisions  Mens, Mixed
 Registration Night  Monday 15th April, 6-9pm, Hurley Park, Campbelltown
 Round 1  Monday 6th May 2019
 Round 2  Monday 13th May 2019
 Round 3  Monday 20th May 2019
 Round 4  Monday 27th May 2019
 Round 5  Monday 3rd June 2019
 Round 6  Monday 17th June 2019
 Round 7  Monday 24th June 2019
 Round 8  Monday 1st July 2019
 Round 9  Monday 8th July 2019
 Round 10  Monday 15th July 2019
 Round 11  Monday 22nd July 2019
 Round 12  Monday 29th July 2019
 Semi-Finals  Monday 5th August 2019
 Grand Final  Monday 12th August 2019
 Contingency 1*  Monday 19th August 2019
 Contingency 2*  Monday 26th August 2019

* Wet Weather replacement rounds.