Primary School Competitions

The 2022/23 dodgeball season will see British Dodgeball expand their successful Primary School Championships pathway to allow more children to enjoy playing dodgeball. The County Primary Schools Championships are open to children in year 6 but children in younger years can attend at the discretion of the competing school.

Below you will find details on How to Enter, Rules and Format.

British Dodgeball Primary Schools Championships Infographic

The entry fee is £65 per team entered (not per school entered) which will be invoiced on the entry deadline of the competition entered. 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 we 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. If you do not see the competition you wish to enter listed on the entry form, please contact Alice to be placed on a waiting list or if there is enough interest a second competition may be added for the area.

Entries for the Primary School Championships go live on 1st September 2022. Entry deadlines are listed by each competition.

All schools competing in a championship event are required to have a free Education Membership with British Dodgeball.

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

 

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 also lists the Regional Final the winning schools would be invited to attend. Information for the remaining competitions will be updated once booked in with the host school/college.

CompetitionAddressCompetiton DateEntry DeadlineHow To EnterSpaces RemainingRegional Finals
Cumbria Schools Championship- South LakesThe Queen Katherine School, Appleby Road, Kendal, LA9 6PJWednesday 2nd November 2022Friday 14th October 2022FULL - email alice@britishdodgeball.com to register your interestFULLNorth
Greater London Schools Championship - North WestBarnhill Community High School, Yeading Lane, Hayes, UB4 9LEWednesday 2nd November 2022Friday 14th October 2022Enter Now3South East
Yorkshire Schools ChampionshipJohn Leggott College, W Common Lane, Scunthorpe, DN17 1DSTuesday 8th November 2022Friday 21st October 2022
Enter Now12North
Devon Schools ChampionshipSouth Devon College, Vantage Point, Long Rd, Paignton TQ4 7EJThursday 10th November 2022Friday 21st October 2022
Enter Now7South West
Durham Schools ChampionshipEast Durham College, Willerby Grove, Peterlee, SR8 2RNTuesday 15th November 2022Tuesday 1st November 2022Enter Now12North
Suffolk Schools ChampionshipSuffolk New College, Rope Walk, Ipswich, IP4 1LTTuesday 15th November 2022Tuesday 1st November 2022Enter Now7South East
Somerset Schools Championship - SouthRichard Huish College, South Road, Taunton TA1 3DZTuesday 22nd November 2022Tuesday 8th November 2022Enter Now8South West
East Riding Schools ChampionshipNew College Pontefract, Park Lane, Pontefract WF8 4QRThursday 24th November 2022Thursday 10th November 2022Enter Now9North
Somerset Schools Championship - NorthWeston College, Health and Active Living Skills Centre, Loxton Road, Weston Super Mare, BS23 4QUFriday 25th November 2022Friday 11th November 2022Enter Now5South West
Kent Schools ChampionshipHomewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6LTWednesday 30th November 2022Wednesday 16th November 2022Enter Now9South East
Cumbria Schools Championship - WestWorkington Academy, Stainburn Road, Stainburn, Workington, CA14 4EBWednesday 30th November 2022
*11.30am - 3pm
Wednesday 16th November 2022Enter Now6North
Merseyside Schools ChampionshipCarmel College, Prescot Road, Saint Helens, WA10 3AGThursday 8th December 2022Thursday 24th November 2022Enter Now11North
Tyne and Wear Schools ChampionshipTyne Coast College, Coast Road Campus
Battle Hill Drive, Wallsend, NE28 9NL
Monday 12th December 2022Monday 28th November 2022Enter Now2North
Surrey Schools Championship - WestWoking College, Rydens Way, Woking, GU22 9DL.Wednesday 14th December 2022Wednesday 30th November 2022
FULL - email alice@britishdodgeball.com to register your interestFULLSouth East
Greater Manchester Schools Championship - SouthThe Manchester College, Openshaw Campus
Ashton Old Road
Openshaw
Manchester
M11 2WH
Thursday 12th January 2023Friday 16th December 2022Enter Now12North
Lincolnshire Schools ChampionshipRiseholme College, Showground Campus, LN1 2ZRTuesday 24th January 2023Tuesday 10th January 2023Enter Now12Midlands
Berkshire Schools ChampionshipJohn Madejski Academy, 125 Hartland Road, Reading, RG2 8AFMonday 30th January 2023Monday 16th January 2023Enter Now12South East
Yorkshire Schools Championship - WestNew College BradfordFriday 3rd February 2023Friday 20th January 2023Enter Now12North
Greater Manchester Schools Championship - NorthEccles Sixth Form College, Chatsworth Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 9FJTuesday 7th February 2023Tuesday 24th February 2023Enter Now10North
Lancashire Schools Championship - NorthLancaster and Morecambe College, Morecambe Road, Lancaster, LA1 2TYThursday 23rd February 2023
*11.30am - 3pm
Thursday 8th February 2023Enter Now8North
Cheshire Schools ChampionshipRudheath Senior Academy, Middlewich Road, Rudheath, Northwich, CW9 7DTThursday 2nd March 2023Thursday 16th FebruaryEnter Now12Midlands
Gloucestershire Schools ChampionshipCirencester College, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 1XAFriday 3rd March 2023Monday 13th February 2023Enter Now8South West
Sussex Schools ChampionshipChichester College, A259, Westgate Fields, Chichester, PO19 1SBTuesday 7th March 2023Friday 17th February 2023Enter Now2South East
Leicestershire Schools ChampionshipWyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7LWFriday 10th March 2023Friday 24th February 2023Enter Now7Midlands
Hampshire Schools ChampionshipPeter Symonds College, Owens Road, Winchester SO22 6RXFriday 17th March 2023Friday 3rd March 2023Enter Now8South West
Derbyshire Schools ChampionshipDerby College, Morley, Ilkeston, DE7 6DN. Tuesday 21st March 2023Tuesday 7th March 2023Enter Now5Midlands
Essex Schools Championship - SouthUSP College, Palmer's Campus, Chadwell Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5TDTuesday 21st March 2023Tuesday 7th March 2023Enter Now1South East
Hertfordshire Schools ChampionshipOaklands College, Hatfield Road, Oaklands, St Albans, AL4 0JAThursday 23rd March 2023Thursday 9th March 2023Enter Now12South East
Yorkshire Schools Championship - NorthYork College, Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2BBFriday 24th March 2023Friday 10th March 2023Enter Now8North
Lancashire Schools Championship - SouthBlackburn Central High School, Haslingden Road, Blackburn BB2 3HJTuesday 25th April 2023Friday 31st March 2023Enter Now12North
Staffordshire Schools ChampionshipStoke-on-Trent College, Stoke Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DG Tuesday 28th March 2023Tuesday 14th March 2023Enter Now10Midlands
Norfolk Schools ChampionshipEast Norfolk Sixth Form College, Church Lane, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7BQFriday 5th May 2023Friday 21st April 2023Enter Now7South East
Surrey Schools Championship - EastSt Bede's School, 64 Carlton Road, Redhill RH1 2LQWednesday 24th May 2023Wednesday 10th May 2023FULL - email alice@britishdodgeball.com to register your interestFULLSouth East
Tees Valley Schools ChampionshipMiddlesbrough College, Dock Street, Middlesbrough, TS2 1ADWednesday 24th May 2023Wednesday 10th May 2023Enter Now8North
Bedfordshire Schools Championship12South East
Birmingham Schools Championship12Midlands
Buckinghamshire Schools Championship12Midlands
Cambridge Schools Championship12South East
Cornwall Schools Championship12South West
Dorset Schools Championship12South West
Essex Schools Championship - North12South East
Greater London Schools Championship - South East12South East
Herefordshire Schools Championship12South West
Isle of White Schools Championship12South West
Northamptonshire Schools Championship12Midlands
Nottingham Schools Championship12Midlands
Oxfordshire Schools Championship12South West
Shropshire Schools Championship12Midlands
Warwickshire Schools Championship12Midlands
Wiltshire Schools Championship12South West
Worcestershire Schools Championship12Midlands

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

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 our Youth Development Manager, Alice via alice@britishdodgeball.com

Rules for the competitions can be found here:

Quick Start Rules – Primary School

Under 11’s Rules 

School Championships Guide

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 on court.

For any further information please contact the British Dodgeball Youth Development Manager Alice Bowler via alice@britishdodgeball.com.

 

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 regional 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.

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 1 of 4 Regional Finals. British Dodgeball will host the 4 regional finals in the following areas: North, Midlands, South West, and South East. The exact locations and dates of these regional finals will be confirmed as soon as possible. Each county commotion is allocated to a regional finals already, this information can be found on the competitions table. There is no additional entry fee for qualifying schools to attend the National Finals. British Dodgeball staff and referees will manage and coordinate the Regional Finals

NATIONAL FINALS

The top 5 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.
Date: Tuesday 11th July 2023
Location: Fenton Manor Sports Complex, City Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2RR

2019 – Pikes Lane Primary School, Manchester

 

2022 – Lawford Mead Primary School, Essex

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