Regional teams to join Monarch Blues Tag Gala Day

NSW-based regional teams will join the Monarch Blues Tag Representative Championship for the first time in a sign of the competition’s ongoing success when it kicks off at Norford Park, Sefton tomorrow (Saturday 12 October).

The knockout tournament for under-15 girls will involve more than 200 participants from eight districts split into two groups of four teams. Each team will play three games in their pool with the top two teams advancing to semi-finals and a championship final in the afternoon.

“Monarch Blues Tag has proven to be a huge success in its first year of operation,” NSWRL General Manager – Football, Barrie-Jon Mather said.

“The non-tackle competition is one of the many programmes the NSWRL offers to make Rugby League accessible for everyone.

"It’s great to see so many districts have embraced it and I’m sure the girls involved will put on a good performance on Saturday.”

The two regional teams in the tournament will be South Coast and Group 6 (both CRL). They will be joined by teams from Penrith Juniors, Parramatta Eels, Balmain Tigers, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, St George Dragons, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks with the first games will kick off at 9am.

There will be plenty of other activities to cater for everyone and celebrate this festival of Rugby League including free face painting, a DJ, hair braiding, food and coffee.


WHAT: Monarch Blues Tag Representative Championship

WHERE: Norford Park, Sefton

WHEN: Saturday 12 October (first games at 9am)

WHO: More than 200 participants from eight districts representing under-15 girls