09 August 2021
New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) has committed to growing the game of Kiwi Tag across the country, building on what Auckland Rugby League has achieved to establish the Kiwi Tag sport in the Auckland district.
Kiwi Tag is a fast-paced territorial game based around the common laws and rules of rugby league, minus the contact. With eight aside, Kiwi Tag is exciting, friendly and free-flowing, suitable and safe for all ages, genders sizes and skill levels.
Two inaugural Kiwi Tag Tournaments will be held in Hawkes Bay and Christchurch from the 22nd – 26th November this year.
The first-ever North Island Kiwi Tag Tournament will take place at Mitre 10 Park in Hawkes Bay on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd November, while the inaugural South Island Tournament will be held at Nga Puna Wai, Christchurch on Thursday 25th November and Friday 26th November.
These tournaments are aimed at Year 9 and Year 10 students and are open to both males and females.
NZRL CEO Greg Peters says, “It’s exciting we can offer these inaugural Kiwi Tag Tournaments to provide a platform for rangatahi throughout the North and South Island to showcase and develop their skills.”
“We are committed to growing Kiwi Tag opportunities throughout the country, as it’s an inclusive game that encourages people of all ages and skill levels to stay active, have fun and on some occasions participate in a team sport for the first time.
“The growth of Kiwi Tag is also reflective of our commitment to Sport NZ’s Balance is Better philosophy.”