TAG ME IF YOU CAN: Benton Mordey in action during the Hervey Bay Oztag Corporate Charity Challenge last year. Seventeen teams will contest it again tomorrow.
TAG ME IF YOU CAN: Benton Mordey in action during the Hervey Bay Oztag Corporate Charity Challenge last year. Seventeen teams will contest it again tomorrow. File

Strip for huge chance

COMPETITORS will be tearing strips off each other tomorrow.

It has nothing at all to do with being nasty either.

The Hervey Bay Oztag Sports Association is holding its second annual Corporate Charity Challenge at the Walkers Rd Sports Complex in Urangan.

All funds raised on the day will go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

More than $2000 was raised last year.

Oztag is a non-tackling version of rugby league which was founded in Australia in 1992.

It started out as a training tool for rugby league teams, but has now developed into one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the country.

Players wear shorts with a Velcro patch on each side and a strip of cloth is attached to the Velcro.

The object of the game is to score tries but defenders do their best to prevent that from happening by tagging the ball carrier by tearing the tag from their shorts.

Organiser Kelly Hanson from the Hervey Bay Oztag Sports Association said 17 teams would contest three divisions on the day.

“The sport is one of the fastest-growing in the country and you will see why on Sunday,” she said.

“Everyone had a ball playing in it 12 months ago and I am sure they will tomorrow.

“It’s for a great cause, after all.”



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