Senior Competition Information Winter 2015

Last Updated: Tuesday 10th March 2015

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 Bankstown 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 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.

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 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 2015 calendar year. 
  • All participants must be registered on a team and be paid up before they can compete in the Bankstown Competition.
  • Registration cost in the Bankstown Winter Senior Competition is as follows; 

Bankstown Winter Senior Competition Fees

Venue UWS Milperra

Mens Open  $ 75

Mixed  $ 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 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 - UWS Milperra

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • 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.

Wet Weather

  • It is the policy of Bankstown 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 2015 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 UWS Milperra based on conditions.

 Bankstown Tag League Senior Competition

Winter 2015 Competition Calendar

 Day of Week & Venue  

Tuesday - UWS Milperra

 Wednesday - UWS Milperra

 Divisions Available

Mens Open, Mixed Open

Mens Open, Mixed Open

 Registration Night

Tuesday 7th April 2015 - 5pm-8pm - UWS Milperra

 Round 1  Tuesday 21st April 2015  Wednesday 22nd April 2015
 Round 2  Tuesday 28th April 2015  Wednesday 29th April 2015
 Round 3  Tuesday 5th May 2015  Wednesday 6th May 2015
 Round 4  Tuesday 12th May 2015  Wednesday 13th May 2015
 Round 5  Tuesday 19th May 2015  Wednesday 20th May 2015
 Round 6  Tuesday 26th May 2015  Wednesday 27th May 2015
 Round 7  Tuesday 2nd June 2015  Wednesday 3rd June 2015
 Round 8  Tuesday 9th June 2015  Wednesday 10th June 2015
 Round 9  Tuesday 16th June 2015  Wednesday 17th June 2015
 Round 10  Tuesday 23rd June 2015  Wednesday 24th June 2015
 Round 11  Tuesday 30th June 2015  Wednesday 1st July 2015
 Round 12  Tuesday 7th July 2015  Wednesday 8th July 2015
 Semi Finals  Tuesday 14th July 2015  Wednesday 15th July 2015
 Grand Final  Tuesday 21st July 2015  Wednesday 22nd July 2015
 Contingency 1*  Tuesday 28th July 2015  Wednesday 29th July 2015
 Contingency 2*  Tuesday 4th August 2015  Wednesday 5th August 2015
 Contingency 3*  Tuesday 11th August 2015  Wednesday 12th August 2015
 Contingency 4*  Tuesday 18th August 2015  Wednesday 19th August 2015

* Wet Weather replacement rounds.