The Irish Tag Rugby Association is a full Board
Member Nation of the International Tag Federation (ITF). At a recent ITF
board meeting, it was agreed that, to improve consistency and fairness across
all levels of the game, member nations would only use ITF-approved tag shorts
in all competitions.
CONSISTENCY & FAIRNESS
1. - There are over
50 different types of Velcro available in the market, with the quality and
strength varying greatly. If your opposition is wearing shorts with a different
quality Velcro, they may have an unfair advantage as their tags may be harder
to remove. Similarly, your team may be wearing shorts with an inferior
quality Velcro where the tags fall off far too easily.
2. - Another current
inconsistency is the size of the Velcro patch and where exactly the patch is
positioned on the hip in relation to the waist band.
3. - ITRA
provide the balls & tags for all Tagrugby.ie matches. Velcro works by
a simple ‘hook & loop’ feature. The ‘hook’ part is on the two Velcro patches
either side of the shorts. The ‘loop’ part is the Velcro on the tag. If the
‘hook & loop’ Velcro design are not matching exactly, it will adversely
affect the ability of your tags to stay on while running!
that there is consistency and fairness across all ITRA-run Tag Events,
must wear ITF-approved tag shorts in any ITRA League or Blitz
2017 Spring Leagues onwards.
If you have a pair of unapproved tag shorts, you
will be able to exchange them at your venue for a new pair of ITF-approved tag
shorts at the discounted price of €10 (RRP €20).
This exchange can only be done with your Venue
Manager at your Tag venue - exchanges are not possible via Tagrugbyshop.com.
exchange offer is only available until Thursday 8th June 2017 – so
if you are looking to exchange old shorts, do so ASAP!
Tag Shorts Suppliers to date:
is NOT the definitive list of suppliers.
Shorts manufacturers can contact email@example.com
for details on how to get approval.
QUERIES / MORE INFO
If you have any queries about this shorts policy, or if you could like to find out more information, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 2020100.