Our School Competition offer for dodgeball has been put together to support as many children as possible to play dodgeball at a competition or festival that enables them to benefit the most.
We have been working in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust to support the network of School Games Organisers deliver an inclusive dodgeball festival that children will benefit from.
We are also entering the 3rd year of our School Competitions Pathway that has developed from a standalone Championship in 2019 to what we hope will be multiple regional championships followed by a National Championship Final in 2021. These competitions are separate from the School Games and are ran entirely by British Dodgeball staff, referees and club leads.
We are excited to announce that entries into our Regional Schools Championships are now open. Our ambition for the 2021/2022 academic year is to host 43 school competitions, one in each Active Partnership Area across England, and we would love to see you at one of our championship events.
The Regional Schools Championships are open to children in year 6 but children in younger years can attend at the discretion of the competing school. 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 boys and two girls on court. Each competition will be run by British Dodgeball staff in association with the listed college, using their Sports Leaders to officiate, and will be run to our Under 11’s rules. Each Regional Schools Championship event has space for 12 teams to enter, with a £50 entry fee applicable per team entered (not per school entered) which will be invoiced on the entry deadline of the competition entered or when all places are filled.
Competition arrival will be between 10.30am and 10.45am, with competitions finishing at 4pm (all timings subject to change and dependent on the number of entries at an event).
A trophy will be presented to winner of each regional competition as well as 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 we will also award a Sportsmanship trophy to the team that we feel best displays and follows the Dodgeball Code.
The top school from each Regional Schools Championship will also qualify for the National Final which will be held on Thursday 23rd June, at Fenton Manor Sports Centre.
To enter a Schools Championship complete and submit the entry form. Once submitted Alice will be in touch to confirm your entries. You will receive event day information regarding the competition from Alice via email, with the event schedule being confirmed and sent two weeks before the event date. 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, that means it is full. Contact Alice to be placed on a waiting list or if there is enough interest a second competition may be added for the area. All schools competing in a championship event are required to have a free Education Membership with British Dodgeball.
Our Schools Championships Guide contains all the information schools need to know about the competitions.
The table below contains all the information of the confirmed competitions including an entry deadline. Entries will close at midday on the listed deadline day. Some competitions are in the process of being confirmed and all information will be updated on the website as soon as a competition is confirmed. The final competition details will be uploaded once confirmed. Entries will close 2 weeks before the event or when the spaces are full.
|Competition||Address||Date||Entry Deadline||How To Enter||Spaces Remaining|
|Cumbria Schools Championship||The Queen Katherine School, Appleby Road, Kendal, LA9 6PJ||Wednesday 3rd November 2021||Wednesday 20th October 2021||Entry deadline reached||5|
|Humber Schools Championship||John Leggott College, West Common Lane, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS||Tuesday 9th November 2021||Tuesday 26th October 2021||Enter Now||5|
|Milton Keynes Schools Championship||Courtside Sports Hall, Milton Keynes College – Bletchley Campus, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6DR||Friday 12th November 2021||Friday 29th October 2021||Enter Now||7|
|County Durham Schools Championship||East Durham College, |
Willerby Grove, Peterlee, SR8 2RN
|Tuesday 16th November 2021||Tuesday 2nd November 2021||Enter Now||11|
|Yorkshire Schools Championship||New College Pontefract, Park Lane, Pontefract WF8 4QR||Thursday 18th November 2021||Thursday 4th November 2021||Enter Now||6|
|Cornwall Schools Championship||Truro & Penwith College, College Road, Truro, TR1 3XX||Tuesday 23rd November 2021||Tuesday 9th November 2021||Enter Now||8|
|Suffolk Schools Championship||Suffolk New College, Rope Walk, Ipswich, IP4 1LT||Friday 26th November 2021||Friday 12th November 2021||Enter Now||5|
|North Somerset Schools Championship||Weston College, Health and Active Living Skills Centre, Loxton Road, Weston Super Mare, BS23 4QU.||Tuesday 30th November 2021||Tuesday 16th November 2021||Enter Now||3|
|Cambridge Schools Championship||Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB4 2QT||Friday 3rd December 2021||Friday 19th November 2021||Enter Now||12|
|Devon Schools Championship||South Devon College, Vantage Point, Long Rd, Paignton TQ4 7EJ||Wednesday 8th December 2021||Wednesday 24th November 2021||Enter Now||10|
|Lancashire Schools Championship||Blackburn College, Blackburn Sport and Leisure Centre, Feilden Street, Blackburn, BB2 1LH||Friday 10th December 2021 **UPDATED||Friday 26th November 2021||FULL - if you are interested in a competition in Lancashire please get in touch with Alice.||0|
|Essex Schools Championship||USP, Palmer's Campus, Chadwell Rd, Grays RM17 5TD||Thursday 16th December 2021||Thursday 2nd December 2021||FULL - if you are interested in a competition in Essex please get in touch with Alice.||0|
|Berkshire Schools Championship||Langley College, Langley College Campus, Station Road, Slough, SL3 8BY||Friday 7th January 2022||Friday 17th December 2021||Enter Now||12|
|Surrey Schools Championship||Woking College, Rydens Way, Woking, GU22 9DL.||Wednesday 12th January 2022||Friday 17th December 2021||FULL - if you are interested in a competition in Surrey please get in touch with Alice.||0|
|Lincolnshire Schools Championship||Riseholme College, Showground Campus, LN1 2ZR||Tuesday 18th January 2022||Wednesday 5th January 2022||Enter Now||11|
|Tyne and Wear Schools Championship||Tyne Metropolitan College, Battle Hill Drive, Wallsend, NE28 9NL||Friday 21st January 2022||Friday 7th January 2022||Enter Now||5|
|South Somerset Schools Championship||Richard Huish College, South Road, Taunton TA1 3DZ||Monday 24th January 2022||Monday 10th January 2022||Enter Now||10|
|Birmingham Schools Championship||Sutton Coldfield College (BMET College), 34 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B74 2NW||Thursday 27th January 2022||Thursday 13th January 2022||Enter Now||8|
|Manchester Schools Championship||Oldham College, Rochdale Road, Oldham OL9 6AA||Wednesday 2nd February 2022||Wednesday 19th January 2022||Enter Now||5|
|Gloucestershire Schools Championship||Cirencester College, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 1XA||Friday 4th February 2022||Friday 21st January 2022||Enter Now||11|
|Cheshire Schools Championship||Warrington Vale Royal College, Winwick Rd, Warrington WA2 8QA||Monday 7th February 2022||Monday 24th January 2022||Enter Now||10|
|Merseyside Schools Championship||Carmel College, Prescot Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 3AG||Tuesday 10th February 2022||Thursday 27th January 2022||Enter Now||9|
|South Yorkshire Schools Championship||Barnsley College, Honeywell Site, Honeywell Lane, Barnsley, S75 1BP||Tuesday 15th February 2021||Tuesday 1st February 2021||Enter Now||12|
|Staffordshire Schools Championship||City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, Fenton Manor Sport Complex, City Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2RR||Thursday 17th February 2022||Thursday 3rd February 2022||Enter Now||12|
|Swindon Schools Championship||New College Swindon||Tuesday 1st March 2022||Tuesday 15th February 2022||Enter Now||12|
|London Schools Championship||The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL), 73 Hertford Road, EN3 5HA.||Friday 4th March 2022||Friday 18th February 2022||FULL - if you are interested in a competition in London please get in touch with Alice.||0|
|Sussex Schools Championship||Chichester College,A259, Westgate Fields, PO19, Chichester PO19 1SB||Tuesday 8th March 2022||Tuesday 22nd February 2022||Enter Now||11|
|Leicestershire Schools Championship||Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7LW||Friday 11th March 2022||Friday 25th February 2022||Enter Now||8|
|Walsall Schools Championship||Walsall College, Sports Hub, Wisemore Campus, Littleton St W, Walsall WS2 8ES||Thursday 17th March 2022||Thursday 3rd March 2022||Enter Now||11|
|Derbyshire Schools Championship||Derby College, Morley, Ilkeston, DE7 6DN||Tuesday 22nd March 2022||Tuesday 8th March 2022||Enter Now||6|
|Dorset Schools Championship||Weymouth College, Cranford Avenue, Weymouth, DT4 7LQ||Thursday 24th March 2022||Thursday 10th March 2022||Enter Now||10|
|Hertfordshire Schools Championship||Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, Oaklands, St Albans ,AL4 0JA||Thursday 31st March 2022||Thursday 17th March 2022||Enter Now||2|
|Southampton Schools Championship||Richard Taunton College, Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5RL||Tuesday 3rd May 2022||Friday 1st April 2022||Enter Now||8|
|Norfolk Schools Championship||East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Church Lane, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7BQ||Friday 6th May 2022||Friday 22nd April 2022||Enter Now||9|
|North Yorkshire Schools Championship||York College, Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2BB||Tuesday 10th May 2022||Tuesday 26th April 2022||Enter Now||11|
|Herefordshire & Worcestershire Schools Championship||Hereford Sixth Form College, Folly Lane, Hereford, HR1 1LU||Monday 23rd May 2022||Tuesday 10th May 2022||Enter Now||11|
|Tees Valley Schools Championship||Middlesborough College, Dock Street, Middlesbrough, TS2 1AD||Friday 27th May 2022||Friday 13th May 2022||Enter Now||10|
|Nottingham Schools Championship||TBC||11|
|Oxfordshire Schools Championship||TBC||12|
|Shropshire Schools Championship||TBC||12|
|Kent Schools Championship||TBC||12|
|Northamptonshire Schools Championship||TBC||12|
|Bedfordshire Schools Championship||TBC||12|
|Solihull Schools Championship||TBC||12|
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 [email protected]
Working alongside the Youth Sport Trust and their network of School Games Organisers we have developed our School Games offer in order to benefit inclusivity and increase participation.
The aim of School Games Dodgeball Festival is to ensure all children taking part are given an equal opportunity to play, to represent their school as part of a team, to enjoy the experience and learn.
British Dodgeball staff are available to support School Games Organisers and Active Partnerships to deliver the School Games events and provide leadership training for students and volunteers. To find out more please get in touch with our Youth Development Manager [email protected].
The School Games Dodgeball Festival will not have any winners or losers. There will however be some awards presented in line with the School Games Values. See below for more details on the School Games Dodgeball Festival rules & format.
We have also developed an easy to follow guide for delivering a School Intra Bubble Competition.