Over the past couple of years Royal Arsenal talked about setting up a friendly game with other Tag Teams. Having made numerous attempts to gain momentum it all came ahead at last years inaugural match. Royal Arsenal secured the interest of Beasts from The East in the first ever Tag Team Challenge-no strings attached-game at their home ground in Woolwich Arsenal.
Both teams had only ever been challenged in league games before this. So the club has dangled the carrot a few times for others to join. The result has been phenomenal. The format is as follows:
- Played on any given Sunday to suit the opposition once the invite is extended to an away team.
- League Rules Apply
- Mixed 7 player format 4 males 3 females
- 2 x twenty minute halves
- Official Ref
- Time always is 12 noon KO.
- Pitch size is 70 x 50 the official size of a competition game.
- Cones evenly positioned including half way markers with a 10m landmark where the Kick OFF is placed.
Once the opposition team has accepted or prompted a Sunday date for a challenge it all kicks off. To gain momentum the normal procedure is to begin the process of getting as many tag players and supporters as interested as possible, hence:
- WhatsApp thread set up for organisers
- Logo of opposition or their identity
- Facebook ‘EVENT’ page arranged
- All interested parties invites go out and directed towards facebook event page.
A booking is made at the local pub (usually the Dial Arch Pub)for brunch after the championship friendly where all are invited to stay around for the banter(approx. 1:45pm).