For a successful second year in a row, “The Zombie Tag Fun Run!” is returning! This is a fun, engaging 5k fitness race with a zombie twist! Participants must avoid getting tagged by Zombies!
Participants will be privy to the only closed 5K within the historic grounds of the famous Royal Arsenal – one of East London’s finest landmarks whilst our Zombies stalk them as spookily as possible!
The event ends with a tipple on the Thames for a night out, getting on the Clippers for an award ceremony for best costume!
Can you stay alive?…..
Get signed up as places are limited!
The TAGs are difficult to grab hold of. Defenders have to get close to the ball carrier using good footwork skills and then get low to reach the TAG.
The game improves the basics of defensive organisation, since defenders have to keep a straight line and communicate with each other as they move forward.
The faster the ball carrier is moving, the harder the TAGs are to grab. Once players discover this, they will happily run forward and attack space in the defence.
TAG is excellent at developing agility and speed. The footwork used by attacking players to avoid being “tagged” develops quickly as they soon appreciate that a moving target is much harder to tackle.
As the attackers’ agility develops, so will the defenders’ as they have to keep up.
To succeed at TAG rugby, players need to attack space and not to run directly at the defenders. This reinforces the most important principle of attacking play – go forward.
The game naturally promotes going forward, whether attacking or defending. Ball carriers are encouraged to run at space. Because it is difficult to grab the TAGs there is a high success rate for ball carriers making clean breaks.
Support play is vital in TAG rugby as the ball carrier only has three seconds to pass the ball after being “tagged”. Support players must be close to the ball carrier when the TAG is made to provide effective support.
Passing is as important in TAG rugby as in any other form of the game. TAG gives you the opportunity to observe players passing under pressure but without them worrying about getting tackled.
By playing games on different-sized pitches, you can vary the level of pressure on the players and the different passes they have to use.
Thank you to Brian our regular contributor to the Royal Arsenal Tag Rugby Newsletter
The 2nd Annual RA Tag Rugby Summer Party was held on Saturday 19th of August. This did not start like your average Cocktail Soirée, no, this was a tropospheric affair! Don’t get me wrong, most attendees arrived on foot or by taxi, but one man arrived by plane. Parachuting into Wellington Park was Hans, a spectacle for all to see!
The venue was the Guard House and the provisions did not disappoint: greeted by a String Quintet and an array of tasty Supercars for the Instagram generation to selfie by, you crossed the threshold with a glass of bubbly in hand.
The gastronomical were catered for with delectable canapés in course order; The frivolous could gamble to their hearts desire (without impending debt) on Blackjack and Roulette; And the home grown band appealed to all!
The night finished off announcing the winners of our silent auction, and many went home pleased with the absolute bargains made.
Ultimately a big thank you and well done goes out to the event planners, without them all, the evening wouldn’t have been such a success. Roll on party number 3 – 2018!
By Jason Millar
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