Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Best Tag Footballers coming to Auckland for World Cup

3 December 2012

General media release:


Best Tag Footballers coming to Auckland for inaugural World Cup of Tag Football 2012


The World Cup of Tag Football 2012 is counting down to seeing the best international Tag Footballers in Auckland this week at North Harbour Stadium.

Former NRL ref and International Tag Football Federation (ITFF) Chair Bill Harrigan says - he can’t wait.

“To see the growth of Tag Worldwide and in particular the last 10 years has been phenomenal. The 2012 World Cup sees 105 teams coming from as far as England, Ireland and Japan. It is truly an international event where we will see the best tag players in the world perform over 3 days. The skill athleticism and commitment we will see from these players will have you asking, how did they do that - I can’t wait” says Harrigan.

105 teams, approximately 2000 players in 16 grades from 15 nations will clash on 13 fields in the 3 day event.

It’s the first major event international event to promote the sport of Tag Football hosted by the International Tag Football Federation (ITFF) in association with New Zealand Tag Football Incorporated (NZTFI) and Oz Tag Australia.

The biggest clash will be Australia v New Zealand. But it’s the Pacific nations who might have the X Factor to upset the two Tag Football giants in some of the grades.

Niue and Samoa both have 9 teams with Tokelau, Fiji with two teams each.

Nations include Australia, Australia Indigenous, New Zealand, New Zealand Maori, Great Britain, Ireland, Lebanon, Malta, Japan, Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga .

Mayor of Auckland Len Brown will open the event on Wednesday on 5th December 2012 at North Harbour Stadium at 5:30pm but fun kicks off at 8am Thursday 6th December and ends with the finals on Saturday 8th December.

What’s happening?

Opening Ceremony: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 5:30pm North Harbour Stadium.

Day 1 – Thursday 6 December 2012 – 8am- Official start of games

Day 2 – Friday 7 December 2012 – Games continue

Day 3 Saturday 8 December 2012 – Finals Day


ENDS


www.internationaltagfootball.com


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Activism: Greenpeace Intercepts World’s Biggest Seismic Oil Ship

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa... Greenpeace radioed the master of the Amazon Warrior to deliver an open letter of protest signed by over 60,000 New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news