English Primary Schools Championships Pathway

English Primary Schools Championships Pathway

HOW TO ENTER

The entry fee is £65 per team entered (not per school entered) which will be invoiced once a competition reaches 6 entries or the entry deadline is reached. By entering a Schools Championship each team will get access to Introduction to School Dodgeball online course for one member of staff.

To enter a County Primary Schools Championship complete and submit the entry form. Once submitted Alice, our Youth Development Manager, will be in touch via email to confirm your entry. You will receive event day information regarding the competition from Alice via email, with the event schedule being confirmed and sent once the closing date has been reached. Entries will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, additional entries will be placed on a waiting list, if there is enough interest a second competition may be added for the area. You will be notified via email if you have a place or if you are on the waiting list. If you do not see the competition you wish to enter listed, contact Alice.

Entries for the Primary School Championships go live on Monday 2nd September 2024. Entry deadlines are listed by each competition.

If you can no longer attend a competition, please notify Alice as soon as possible. Refunds will be issued in-line with our Refund and Cancellation Policy

 

COUNTY COMPETITIONS

The table below contains all the information of the confirmed competitions including the entry deadline. Entries will close at midday on the listed deadline day. Entries will close 2 weeks before the event or when the spaces are full. Each competition will also list the Regional Final the winning schools would be invited to attend once they are confirmed. If the competition you wish to enter is full please contact Alice directly via alice@britishdodgeball.com to be placed on the waiting list.

Please note the listed competitions will only run if they receive enough entries.

A list of competitions will appear here in September 2024.

We also have plans to introduce Schools Championships in other areas of the UK if there is demand for further competitions. If you are interested in a school competition in your region please get in touch with Alice.

REGIONAL ROUNDS

Schools should attend the allocated regional round for their competition however they can request to attend a different regional round if necessary. This request will be considered by British Dodgeball but may not be granted.

Regional rounds for 2025 will appear here once confirmed.

AWARDS

A trophy will be presented to winner of each county competition as well as bespoke British Dodgeball Schools Championships medals for the top 3 placed teams in each county competition. A maximum of 10 medals will be presented to each team at British Dodgeball School Championships. At each competition there will be a certificate awarded to the team that we feel best displays and follows the Dodgeball Code. Regional competitions will see the top 5 teams qualify for the National Finals, and the top team will receive a trophy.

RULES

All competitions will follow the full U11 rules. Some competitions may be played with a change to the timings in order to fit into the available time at the host school/college.

The School Quick Start Rules provide a summary of the full British Dodgeball rules, but teachers are encouraged to check the full rules document for clarification.

Teams can have a maximum of 10 players, at the start of a set six players should be on court, with a minimum of two girls and two boys in this six at the start of a set.

Where possible we ask schools not to bring spectators to county and regional rounds, unless the event coordinators states otherwise, as there is limited space available at these events. Spectators will be allowed at the National Finals.

British Dodgeball Regulations

British Dodgeball Code of Conduct

FORMAT

ROUND 1 – COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Schools will enter their local county championships competition and compete over one day against other teams. Each county championship has space for 12 teams, additional teams will be placed on a waiting list, should there be enough demand we will endeavour to arrange another competition in the area to accommodate the demand. County championships are organised by British Dodgeball and refereed using sports leaders from the host secondary school/college. Competition arrival will be between 10.30am and 10.45am (unless listed otherwise on the table below), with competitions finishing before 4pm (all timings subject to change and dependent on the number of entries at an event).

ROUND 2 – REGIONAL FINALS

Winners from county championships will qualify for the regional finals. British Dodgeball will host the 2 regional finals, one in the North and one in the South. The exact locations and dates of these regional finals will be confirmed as soon as possible. There is no additional entry fee for qualifying schools from a county competition to attend the regional finals. British Dodgeball staff and referees will manage and coordinate the regional finals

ROUND 3 – NATIONAL FINALS

A minimum of the top 3 schools from each regional final will progress to the national finals. There is no additional entry fee for qualifying schools to attend the national finals. British Dodgeball staff and referees will manage and coordinate the national finals.
The 2024 National Finals will take place on Thursday 11th July at David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham.
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