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Byron Shire
June 2, 2023

Oz Tag at St John’s

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At St Joseph’s in Alstonville, each term our stage-three teacher organises an exciting lunchtime sport. The kids in our school value the lunchtime sport because it’s an organised school program that anyone can join. This term we are playing Oz Tag. It’s just like touch football but you rip tags off instead of tapping. We play all our sports with modified rules to suit the multi-aged, mixed-gender teams.

‘Playing Oz Tag is a lot of fun. I am a vice-captain of a team called Mieteme’, says Sarai. ‘It’s a great experience and every team plays once a week. It’s a tough competition; there are no standout teams. Mr McCaffery makes sure all the teams are even so it’s a fun competition for all the kids participating.

‘Although I’m not in a team I still get into the Oz Tag spirit because I help ref with Mr McCaffery,’ says Chelsea. ‘Everyone that plays loves the sport and they also love picking a funky name for their team. There are ten teams in the competition that play over a period of eight weeks.’

In conclusion, Oz Tag is a fun way to be active and have fun. It’s a program where anyone can have a go and you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time.

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