Senior Competition Information Spring 2019

Last Updated: Saturday 27th July 2019

Divisions Available

  • Mens Open - Players must be at least 16yrs of age in 2019, no upper age limit.
  • Mixed Open - Players must be at least 16yrs of age in 2019, no upper age limit, Maximum 4 Male players on the field at any time. Any number of Female players to make up a team of 8.
  • Mixed U18 - Players must be aged 15 to 18 years of age in 2019, Maximum 4 Male players on the field at once. Any number of Female players to make up a team of 8.

General Information

  • 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, Tights are $35. Some other Tag sports shorts 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 Fairfield 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.
  • The competition will run for a total of 14 Rounds, being 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 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.

Prizes

  • Graded Competitions
    • Division 1 - Prize Pool of $1,000, with $700 to the winning team, $300 to the runners up.
    • Division 2 - Prize Pool of $500, with $300 to the winning team, $200 to the runners up.
    • Division 3 - Prize Pool of $300, with $200 to the winning team, $100 to the runners up.
    • Division 4 - Prize Pool of $200, with $100 to the winning team, $100 to the runners up.
  • Ungraded Competitions
    • Prize Pool of $500, with $300 to the winning team, $200 to 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 for Open Age competitions must be at least 16 years of age in the 2019 calendar year.
  • All participants for U18 competitions must be at least 15 years of age in the 2019.
  • All participants must be registered on a team and be paid up before they can compete in the Fairfield Competition.
  • Registration cost in the Fairfield Spring 2019 Senior Competition is as follows;
  Fairfield Spring 2019 Senior Competition Fees
  Venue/s Avery Park & Endeavour Reserve
  Mens Open $ 90
  Mixed Open $ 90
  Mixed U18 $ 80
   
  Special Offers
  A 20% discount applies for registration in any ADDITIONAL team/s in the Fairfield Tag League competition on a DIFFERENT week night. eg. Pay full registration for the team you play with on Tuesday, get 20% off the second team you play with on Thursday.
  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.
  Only 1 Discount can be claimed for any given team.
  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 Fairfield Tag League competition due to overlapping game times. Players must notify Fairfield 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.
  • Pricing is per person for the entire 14 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. 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 - Avery Park, Fairfield West.

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday or Wednesday evenings, depending on your choice of day.
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday or Wednesday evenings, depending on your choice of day.
  • 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.
  • Games will not be scheduled on Public Holidays.

Scheduling of Games - Endeavour Reserve, Fairfield West.

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, depending on your choice of day.
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, depending on your choice of day.
  • Mixed U18 games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday 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.
  • Games will not be scheduled on Public Holidays.

Wet Weather

  • It is the policy of Fairfield 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 Spring Season there will be provision for 4 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 Fairfield Council and Fairfield Tag League based on conditions.
Fairfield Tag League - Spring 2019 Senior Competition Calendar
Day of Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Venue Avery Park
Fairfield West
Endeavour Reserve
Fairfield West
Avery Park
Fairfield West
Endeavour Reserve
Fairfield West
Divisions
Available
Mens & Mixed Open Mens Open, Mixed Open & Mixed U18 Mens & Mixed Open Mens & Mixed Open
Registration Night  Avery Park, Fairfield West, Thursday 22nd August - 5pm to 8pm
Round 1  9th September  10th September  11th September  12th September
Round 2  16th September  17th September  18th September  19th September
Round 3  23rd September  24th September  25th September  26th September
Round 4  30th September  1st October  2nd October  3rd October
Round 5  14th October  8th October  9th October  10th October
Round 6  21st October  15th October  16th October  17th October
Round 7  28th October  22nd October  23rd October  24th October
Round 8  4th November  29th October  30th October  31st October
Round 9  11th November  5th November  6th November  7th November
Round 10  18th November  12th November  13th November  14th November
Round 11  25th November  19th November  20th November  21st November
Round 12  2nd December  26th November  27th November  28th November
Semi-Final  9th December  3rd December  4th December  5th December
Grand Final  16th December  10th December  11th December  12th December
Contingency 1*  13th January  17th December  18th December  19th December
Contingency 2*  20th January  14th January  15th January  16th January
Contingency 3*  3rd February  21st January  22nd January  23rd January
Contingency 4*  10th February  28th January  29th January  30th January

* Indicates wet weather replacement rounds.