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Tag Football Information

Dates & Venues

  • Junior Central North Western Zone: Wednesday 23 October at Moire Park, Massey
  • Junior South Eastern Zone: Thursday 31 October at Pulman Park, Takanini
  • Junior Championships: Tuesday 12 November at Ti Rakau Park, Pakuranga

Age Group

  • Year 9-10

Grades

  • Junior Boys
  • Junior Girls

Time

  • 8:30am – 3pm (approx.)

Entries

  • Entries must be submitted via EnterNOW by 11.59pm on Thursday 17 October (Central North West Zone) and Tuesday 22 October (South East Zone).
  • Entries received after the entry closing date may be accepted at the discretion of College Sport Auckland. Late entry fees will apply.

Team Management

  • All teams must have a teacher or adult with them at every game. This person is to be aware of any medical problems of players in the team, implement the rules of the competition, and supervise the players.
  • Teams without supervision may lose by default.

Fees

  • Refer to EnterNOW for entry fees.
  • College Sport Auckland will invoice schools once team entries are received.
  • Teams withdrawn after the entry closing date will still be liable for the entry fee.

Rules

  • 8 players on the field, minimum 12 players and maximum 16 players
  • All games are 24 minutes duration, 12 minute halves, with a straight swap at half time
  • A hooter sound will be used to START each match, sound HALF TIME, and at the END of normal time.
  • Late Rule: If a team is late to the playing field, 5 minutes is timed from the start hooter at 1 point per minute. If the team fails to take the field within 5 minutes, the match will be ruled as a default win.
  • Team coaches or teachers only to confirm the score with the referee at both half time and full time.
  • It is the responsibility of the captain or the teacher of each team to sign the scorecard at the completion of each match.
  • The referee decision is final. No protests will be entered into.
  • Player substitutions will occur from the sub-box area only, 10 metres either side of half way.
  • Foul language, sledging or violent behaviour (on or off the field) will NOT be tolerated from either players, officials or supporters of a school.
  • A sin bin period is generally x2 sets of 6 tags for the infringing player, determined by the referee. The tags of the infringing player are held by the referee. It is the responsibility of the players of each team to return the tags to the referee.
  • All teams are required to keep their area clean and tidy and remove any rubbish before they leave at the end of each game day.
  • Top 8 teams (boys and girls) from both zones will qualify for the College Sport Auckland Junior Tag Football Championships on Tuesday 12 November. Dependent on numbers in each zone, the ratio of how many teams may not be 4 from each to go through. We will notify the schools that have made it through after both zone competitions.
  • Schools who qualify for the College Sport Auckland Junior Championships must give at least one weeks notice before the event if they need to withdraw for a very good reason. The next placed team in that zone will then be invited to compete instead.

Officials

  • Umpires will be provided for all games.

Uniforms

  • All members of teams participating must wear matching school uniforms appropriate to the sport. Failure to wear appropriate uniforms may result in the team forfeiting the match. Tag shorts and shoes must be worn (only sports moulded sole boots allowed).

Equipment

  • Tags will be provided.

Cancellation

  • In the event of poor weather, the tournament will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted on the College Sport Auckland app and website.

RAMS

Junior Central North Western Zone RAMS
Junior South Eastern Zone RAMS
Junior Championships RAMS