Oztag is the latest craze in recreational sport that now has competitions running all over Australia, with Central Coast Oztag being one of the largest regions with 850 Plus teams.
Oztag is a non-tackling game, with eight players in each team and players wearing shorts or tights with a Velcro patch on each side, known as a tag. The object of the game is to score tries, with defenders preventing this by tagging the ball carrier, by removing at least one tag from the players shorts.
All skills are utilised in Oztag including running, passing and kicking, with the game considered to be a low/medium-contact sport and games played over 40 minutes (two twenty minute halves).
Central Coast Oztag offer two seasons throughout the year:
Summer – which runs in Term 4 and Term 1 the following year (October-December then January-March)
Winter – which runs from May-August.
Our competitions offer divisions for children that are in Kindergarten (6’s) right through to senior adults.
We also have our new Tiny Taggers programs which is for children aged 4-5 years old who are not yet at school – this is a skills based program which includes lots of different games.
Representative teams are selected to go away to Coffs Harbour to represent the Central Coast twice per year (NSW State Cup and Australian National Titles) from ages 9s right through to 60s plus.
We have competitions played at the following venues:
Woongarrah Sporting Complex, Woongarrah
Adcock Park, West Gosford
Lisarow Sporting Precinct, Lisarow
Edsaac Ovals, Bateau Bay
Umina Oval, Umina
Frost Reserve, Kincumber
|Social or Competitive||social, competitive|
|Where based||outdoor, land|
|Active Kids Compliant||yes|
|Gender competitions||male, female, mixed|
|Individual or Team||team|
Central Coast Oztag is inclusive of people with a disability and we currently have players who participate with prosthetic legs, hearing impairments and intellectual disabilities as an example.
|Equipment Provided||Provided excluding specific clothing|