Senior Competition Information Winter 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday 8th March 2016

Divisions Available

  • Mens Opens - No age restrictions on players (16ys or older).
  • Mixed Opens - 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 

  • 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 Sutherland Tag League or from anywhere.
  • Teams not complying with numbered shirts by Round 3 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 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.


  • Each division will play for a prize value of $500, $300 prize value for the winner and $200 prize value for the runner up.
  • The winners in the top division will also receive their choice of Premiers Jackets or Branded Merchandise to an equivalent value (eg. Custom Shorts or Shirts).

Player Eligibility 

  • All participants must be at least 16 years of age in the 2016 calendar year. 
  • All participants must be registered on a team and be paid up before they can compete in the Sutherland Competition.
  • Registration cost in the Sutherland Winter 2016 Senior Competition is as follows; 

Sutherland Competition Fees
  Venue Boystown Oval
Mens Open  $ 75

Mixed Open
 $ 75
  • Prices are per person for the 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 the name of someone else. If they are 'Filling In" for a team, they need to write their own name on the space provided on the sign on sheets and sign for the week that they play.
  • 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 - Boystown Oval, Engadine

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.45pm and 9.15pm on Monday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.45pm and 9.15pm on Monday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • The draw is published in advance, with game times varying by week.
  • Teams with players participating in other teams can nominate this when registering and every effort will be made to avoid clashes of game times.
  • No games will be scheduled on public holidays.

Wet Weather

  • It is the policy of Sutherland 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 2016 Season there will be provision for 3 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 Sutherland Shire Council based on conditions.

Sutherland Tag League Senior Competition

Winter 2016 Competition Calendar

Day of Week & Venue

 Monday - Boystown Oval, Engadine

Divisions Available

 Mens Open, Mixed Open

 Registration Night   Monday 18th April 2016 - 5-8pm - Boystown Oval, Engadine
 Round 1  Monday 2nd May 2016
 Round 2  Monday 9th May 2016
 Round 3  Monday 16th May 2016
 Round 4  Monday 23rd May 2016
 Round 5  Monday 30th May 2016
 Round 6  Monday 6th June 2016
 Round 7  Monday 20th June 2016
 Round 8  Monday 27th June 2016
 Round 9  Monday 4th July 2016
 Round 10  Monday 11th July 2016
 Round 11  Monday 18th July 2016
 Round 12  Monday 25th July 2016
 Semi Finals  Monday 1st August 2016
 Grand Final  Monday 8th August 2016
 Contingency 1*  Monday 15th August 2016
 Contingency 2*  Monday 22nd August 2016
 Contingency 3*  Monday 29th August 2016

* Wet Weather replacement rounds.