Senior Competition Information Spring 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday 26th August, 2020

Divisions Available

  • Mens Open - Players must be at least 16yrs of age in 2020, no upper age limit.
  • Mixed Open - Players must be at least 16yrs of age in 2020, 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.

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 and tights are available for purchase at $30.00 or $35 respectively. 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 Castle Hill 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 12 Rounds, being an 11 week Round Robin plus 1 week of finals.
  • The first 4 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.


  • Each division will play for a cash prize pool of $500, being;
    • $300 for the winning team
    • $200 for 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 Branded Merchandise (eg. Custom Shorts or Shirts) or alternate product to an equivalent value.

Player Eligibility 

  • All participants must be at least 16 years of age in the 2020 calendar year. 
  • All participants must be registered on a team and be paid up before they can compete in the Castle Hill Competition.
  • Registration cost in the Castle Hill Spring 2020 Senior Competition is as follows; 
  Castle Hill Spring 2020 Competition Fees
  Venue Francesco Crescent Reserve Francesco Crescent Reserve
  Day Monday Wednesday
  Mens Open $ 90 $ 90
  Mixed Open $ 90 $ 90
  Special Offers
  A 20% discount applies for registration in any ADDITIONAL team/s in the Castle Hill Tag League competition on a DIFFERENT week night. eg. Pay full registration for the team you play with on Monday, get 20% off the second team you play with on Wednesday.
  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.
  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 Castle Hill Tag League competition due to overlapping game times. Players must notify Castle Hill 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 12 week season, there are no additional costs beyond shorts/tights 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 - Francesco Crescent Reserve - Bella Vista

  • Mens Open games will be played between 7pm and 9.15pm on Monday or Wednesday evenings, depending on your choice of day.
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 7pm and 9.15pm on Monday or Wednesday evenings, depending on your choice of day.
  • The draw is published in advance, with game times varying by week.
  • Games will not be scheduled on Public Holidays.
  • Teams may specify if they wish to play early or late, early games being scheduled for 7pm or 7.45pm, late games being scheduled for 7.45pm or 8.30pm.

Conclusion of Season - Bernie Mullane Sports Complex - Kellyville

  • The Hills Shire Council limits use of fields in Spring up to the end of November.
  • In order to conclude the season, we need to change venues.
  • Games scheduled in December and January will be played at the Bernie Mullane Sports Complex at Kellyville.
  • This is an all weather synthetic grass venue, with excellent lighting and amenities.
  • Games will be scheduled at the regular times.

Wet Weather

  • It is the policy of Castle Hill 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 2020 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 the Hills Shire Council based on conditions.
  • Games at the Bernie Mullane Sports complex are usually unaffected, except in storms and where lightning is present.

Castle Hill Tag League Senior Competition

Spring 2020 Competition Calendar

 Venue Francesco Crescent Reserve Francesco Crescent Reserve
 Day of Week  Monday  Wednesday
 Game Time (40 Min) 7pm to 9.15pm 7pm to 9.15pm
 Divisions  Mens, Mixed  Mens, Mixed
 Registration Night Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 5-8pm, Francesco Crescent Reserve, Bella Vista
 Round 1  Monday 12th October  Wednesday 30th September
 Round 2  Monday 19th October  Wednesday 7th October
 Round 3  Monday 26th October  Wednesday 14th October
 Round 4  Monday 2nd November  Wednesday 21st October
 Round 5  Monday 9th November  Wednesday 28th October
 Round 6  Monday 16th November  Wednesday 4th November
 Round 7  Monday 23rd November  Wednesday 11th November
 Round 8  Monday 30th November  Wednesday 18th November
 Round 9  Monday 7th December  Wednesday 25th November
 Round 10  Monday 14th December  Wednesday 2nd December
 Round 11  Monday 21st December  Wednesday 9th December
 Semi & Grand Final  Monday 11th January 2021  Wednesday 16th December
 Contingency 1*  Monday 18th January 2021  Wednesday 13th January 2021
 Contingency 2*  Monday 25th January 2021  Wednesday 20th January 2021
 Contingency 3*  Monday 1st February 2021  Wednesday 27th January 2021

* Wet Weather replacement rounds.