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12th October 2014 - Rescheduling of Spring 2014 Competition at Blackman Park

The Tag League Association has today decided to reschedule the start date of the North Shore Spring 2014 Competition. Council gave advice on the 26th September that the grounds at Blackman Park would not be ready in time for the scheduled start on the week commencing 29th September. The fields at Blackman Park are being totally upgraded to a new synthetic grass surface, along with new lighting systems. Work has been under way since January. We received formal communications on the 30th September to say that the new fields would definitely be available for use from Monday 10th November. In the interim, council offered the use of the adjoining grass fields at Blackman Park. We delayed the competition start by a fortnight to allow us time to assess the situation fully, communicate with teams, mark fields etc. We inspected these fields last week, and discovered that the interim playing surface being offered is in poor condition and that lighting on these fields is inadequate for use at this time of year from about 7.30pm. As a result, we have decided to reschedule the Spring 2014 Competition to now start on Monday 10th and Wednesday 12th November. The good news is that the new fields are obviously nearing completion, and the standard of the field and lighting is exceptional, see photo's below. Despite the issues, registrations for the Spring competition are strong. We hope that teams will agree to play on the rescheduled dates, Helmut Fleig, President of the Tag League Association said, but those teams that choose not to play will be offered a full refund of any fees paid. The draw for the new season will now be published on Friday 7th November. Once under way, we do not expect any further delays to the season as the fields are all weather playable, so no wash outs are expected. An updated competition schedule is available by clicking here.

21st August 2014 - Tag League Association announces new Engadine Competition

The Tag League Association today announced the establishment of a new competition at Engadine, to the south of Sydney. This competition further extends geographical access for players, Helmut Fleig, President of the Tag League Association said. One of the key issues we face is the availability of competitions that are convenient for players to access. We often get calls about where people can play, and its disappointing when we have to say we have nothing available in their area. Engadine is the first of a series of new competitions being launched for Spring 2014. Further announcements will be made in the next few weeks as we finalise arrangements with councils regarding grounds access as well as with new competition managers. We are excited with the new developments, with more to follow. The new Engadine Tag League Competition site can be found at:

19th June 2014 - Tag League Association changes to new Logo

The Tag League Association today launched its new logo design. The new design was prompted by feedback from the NRL that it held concerns that the original Tag League logo launched in April 2013 was uncomfortably similar to its own. Whilst the Tag league Association did not share that belief, we felt it prudent to make a change to avoid any issues, Helmut Fleig, Tag League Association President said. We launched a private design competition which yielded 3 quality candidates, from which the new design was selected. The design concept holds some significance, with the two vertical bars representing the Tags, with two arcs connected to the top and bottom forming the ball. This is laid on a green back ground with 8 vertical bars representing a team advancing the ball down the field. This is framed by a gold border forming a shield, with the Tag League title placed at the top in a futuristic font. Overall the design is contemporary and embodies the vision of Tag League to be the game of choice for people wanting to play social Rugby League.

8th April 2013 - Chatswood Competition changes affiliation to the Tag League Association

As of the 3rd April 2013, competitions run by Sponsorworx in the North Shore / Chatswood area are no longer affiliated with the Australian OzTag Sports Association. From the Winter 2013 Season, the North Shore / Chatswood competition will be known as North Shore Tag League in affiliation with the Tag League Association Inc. Personal Accident Insurance is provided by the Tag League Association & is included in all registrations for Winter 2013. Benefits are similar to those previously offered, Helmut Fleig, competition manager said, but claiming is easier with higher reimbursements & lower excess. A transition period will occur as we set up new web sites, email addresses etc. The same people who have run the North Shore / Chatswood competition will continue to serve the people of Northern Sydney should they choose to continue to play. People who have any questions should call us on 1800 466 090 & we will answer all questions in a forthright manner.