NORTH WEST RUGBY LEAGUE

Try Tag Rugby sees rise in player numbers

1st June 2017, 09:11

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Try Tag Rugby sees rise in player numbers

Over 1000 more people have taken up Try Tag Rugby over the last 12 months...

Try Tag Rugby has seen an increase in player numbers for the early summer season of almost 20 per cent compared to the same period last year.

This year, Try Tag Rugby expanded into Manchester for the first time, while Yorkshire has also seen several new leagues starting in Bradford, Wakefield and Cross Gates in East Leeds.

Meanwhile, the Thames Valley base has expanded to a second night of the week.

The London region also has several new venues which are being used for the first time including Brixton, Canary Wharf, Regent's Park and Clapham Junction, while other venues are running on more nights each week to keep up with demand.

The increase to 593 teams from 507 last year represents Try Tag Rugby's biggest-ever season across London, Thames Valley, Yorkshire and Manchester, and sees over 1,000 new players taking part in Tag Rugby on a weekly basis.

Try Tag Rugby expanded into Manchester this year

Tag rugby can be played by anyone over the age of 14

 

Try Tag Rugby Managing Director Alistair Davis said: "We are very pleased with the continued growth of the game, particularly in the North of the UK where Tag as a recreational sport is still very new.

"Perceptions are beginning to change that adult Tag Rugby can be a fun, enjoyable but serious form of Rugby, enjoyed by players of all abilities and backgrounds."

2016 EARLY SUMMER SEASON

Number of teams:

Total 507

London 450

Thames Valley 13

Yorkshire 44

2017 EARLY SUMMER SEASON

Number of teams:

Total - 593 (^ 86 teams / 17%)

London - 511 (^ 14%)

Thames Valley - 18 (^ 38.5%)

Yorkshire - 59 (^ 34%)

Manchester - 5 (first ever season)

For more information visit: www.trytagrugby.com

For information on specific leagues, click below:

London 

Thames Valley 

Yorkshire

Manchester