Tomarata RFC held the inaugural tournament.
A total of 180 tag players across 10 teams competed in the inaugural Manning Smith Tournament in Tomarata last month.
The tournament used a unique format that disposed of usual grading and saw teams of all ages play together.
Teams had to have at least two adult men, two adult women, two boys under 14 and two girls under 14 on the field at all times.
Spokesperson Michelle Keast says the feedback on the format was phenomenal, with players enjoying being able to play with family and friends.
Players travelled from as far as Kaitaia, Auckland and Rotorua to take part.
The winner of the Manning Smith Memorial Trophy was team Shiii Baby Wassup, of Tomarata, with team ‘We’re Tag Friends’ being runner-up.
The tournament was organised by Northland Stingrays Tag and Tomarata tag.
It was held in honour of Northland Stingrays regional player Manning Smith who died suddenly in 2019, aged 22.
Organisers hope the tournament will become an annual event.