Senior Competition Information Winter 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday 29th April 2014

Divisions Available

  • Mens Opens - No age restrictions on players.
  • Mixed Opens - No age restrictions on players, 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 cannot take the field. Shorts are available for purchase at $25.00. 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 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.


  • Each division will play for a cash prize of $300 with $200 for the runner up.
  • A catered Grand Finals presentation will be provided for all participating teams.
  • The winners in the top division of each competition 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 2014 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 Winter 2014 Senior Competition is as follows; 

Castle Hill Competition Fees


& Day

Masonic Ovals


Kellyville Memorial Park


Mens Open $ 75 $ 75

Mixed Open
$ 75 $ 75
  • 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 - Masonic Ovals

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • 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 6.30pm or 7.15pm, late games being scheduled for 8.00pm or 8.45pm.

Scheduling of Games - Kellyville Memorial Park

  • This is a new venue for the Winter 2014 Season
  • Men's Open games will be played between 7.00pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 7.00pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • 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 7.00pm, late games being scheduled for 7.45pm or 8.30pm.

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 Winter 2014 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 the Hills Shire Council based on conditions.

Castle Hill Tag League Senior Competition 

Winter 2014 Competition Calendar

 Day of Week

& Venue


Masonic Ovals


Kellyville Memorial Park

 Divisions Available  

 Mens, Mixed

 Mens, Mixed

 Registration Night   Monday 24th March 2014
 Tuesday 15th April 2014
 Round 1  Monday 14th April 2014**
 Tuesday 6th May 2014**
 Round 2  Monday 28th April 2014  Tuesday 13th May 2014
 Round 3  Monday 5th May 2014  Tuesday 20th May 2014
 Round 4  Monday 12th May 2014  Tuesday 27th May 2014
 Round 5  Monday 19th May 2014  Tuesday 3rd June 2014
 Round 6  Monday 26th May 2014  Tuesday 10th June 2014
 Round 7  Monday 2nd June 2014  Tuesday 17th June 2014
 Round 8  Monday 16th June 2014  Tuesday 24th June 2014
 Round 9  Monday 23rd June 2014  Tuesday 1st June 2014
 Round 10  Monday 30th June 2014  Tuesday 8th July 2014
 Round 11  Monday 7th July 2014  Tuesday 15th July 2014
 Round 12  Monday 14th July 2014  Tuesday 22nd July 2014
 Semi Final  Monday 21st July 2014  Tuesday 29 July July 2014
 Grand Final  Monday 28th July 2014  Tuesday 5th August 2014
 Contingency 1*  Monday 4th August 2014  Tuesday 12th August 2014
 Contingency 2*  Monday 11th August 2014  Tuesday 19th August 2014
 Contingency 3*  Monday 18th August 2014  Tuesday 26th August 2014
 Contingency 4*  Monday 25th August 2014  Tuesday 2nd September 2014

* Wet Weather replacement rounds.

** Revised Start Date