Due to low registration numbers we wish to advise that the Oztag competition is cancelled.
In Oz Tag the attacking team has six plays or tags to try and score a try or promote the ball down field as close to the line as possible. The game is exciting due to the fact of the tagging situation which can be difficult to remove.
Eight players in each team are on the field at any one time. Players wear shorts with a Velcro patch on each side. A strip of cloth is attached to the Velcro, known as a tag. The object of the game is to score tries. Defenders prevent this by tagging the ball carrier, removing the tag from the shorts.
All skills are utilised in Oz Tag football including kicking. The game is low/medium-contact sport and the rules are designed to encourage this – you cannot, as an attacker, run straight at a defender, you must run at the gaps. A defender cannot impede the progress of an attacker, so if you try to get a tag and bump the attacker you may well be penalised. The rule is whoever initiates contact will be penalised.
The rules allow for the ball to go to ground with the advantage rule applying – this results in a lot of broken field play. Teams kick off to commence play and restart play after a try has been scored. Line drop-outs are taken from the centre of the try line. Kicking in general play is allowed but it must be below shoulder height of the referee.
If you do not have the proper playing shorts/tights with the Velcro attachment, belts can be borrowed to play in on the day.
The Oz Tag rules for this tournament will be in line with the Representative Rules and are available here: Oztag Rules
The competition will be run in a round robin format with finals at the end of the day.
7.30 am Check In / Briefing
8.00 am Play Commences
8 male players on the field
4 male players and 4 female players on the field
Sunday, 13 October 2019.
7.30 am Check in /Briefing
FEES AND TEAM REGISTRATION
Please Note: For team registration purposes, organise your team and nominate a Team Captain. When Registrations open, you will register as an individual and be prompted to insert your Team Captain’s name.
The Oval, Queensland Police Service Academy, 72 Rudd Street, Oxley
Sgt Belinda Patrick, Policing Skills, Patrick.BelindaC@police.qld.gov.au