TRY Tag Rugby have announced the launch of their first ever York League after acquiring their York license.

A first eight-week, weekly league will get underway on Thursday, March 2 at the Knavesmire, adjacent to York Racecourse.

The mixed adult league for people of all genders is now open for registration to teams as well as individuals in search of a team, with a series of free taster sessions taking place in the run to the league on 11, 18 and 21 April.

Try Tag Rugby is one of the leading adult social sports organisations providing high-quality Tag Rugby Leagues and events across the UK in regions including; London, Brighton & Hove, Bristol, Coventry, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Thames Valley, Warwickshire, West Yorkshire and Wigan.

No previous rugby experience is necessary with beginners and experienced players welcome in a fun and exciting minimal contact social sport available to join.

There will also weekly post-match socials, where players come together to enjoy a drink with their teammates and opposition.

The York licence will be run by Aristotle (Ari) Alexopoulos. Ari brings Try Tag Rugby to York having previously played at various locations around the country including in Leagues in nearby Leeds.

Ari said: “I am incredibly excited to join Try Tag Rugby as the York licensee.

“For myself and many other people, Try Tag Rugby truly is a National family of friendly, enthusiastic, social and inclusive tag players, referees, coaches, support staff and organisers.

“I started playing in Leeds as an individual in a beginner league and was blown away by how fun it was!

“I’ve since helped create numerous teams across Yorkshire in the various leagues and tournaments.

“I am really looking forward to setting up Try Tag Rugby leagues and events in York in the coming months and years.”

Try Tag Rugby National Licensing Director, Carl Duckels said: “With Try Tag Rugby already having successful leagues in nearby West and South Yorkshire, moving North to York is something we have wanted to do for a while.

“We have just been waiting for the right person. We now feel with have that in Ari.

“Ari’s first Try Tag Rugby experience was signing up as an individual to a league in Leeds.

“He has therefore been in the position that most of his players will find themselves in this summer.

“The passion and love Ari shows for the game after only a few years playing, is testament to the impact Tag can have on people’s lives.

“It will be fantastic to see him now giving this same opportunity to the people of York.”

Registration for the league is now open for individuals, groups and teams. If signing up as an individual or group, Try Tag Rugby will put other individual players together to create a full team.

Try Tag Rugby are also looking to recruit referees in the area. Refereeing Tag Rugby is lots of fun and can be a great way to earn some extra money.

All genders and levels of refereeing experience are welcome, if you would like to get involved as a referee, please contact