School Competitions

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.


CompetitionAddressDateEntry DeadlineHow To EnterSpaces Remaining
Cumbria Schools ChampionshipThe Queen Katherine School, Appleby Road, Kendal, LA9 6PJWednesday 3rd November 2021Wednesday 20th October 2021Entry deadline reached5
Humber Schools ChampionshipJohn Leggott College, West Common Lane, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DSTuesday 9th November 2021Tuesday 26th October 2021Enter Now5
Milton Keynes Schools ChampionshipCourtside Sports Hall, Milton Keynes College – Bletchley Campus, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6DRFriday 12th November 2021Friday 29th October 2021Enter Now7
County Durham Schools ChampionshipEast Durham College,
Willerby Grove, Peterlee, SR8 2RN
Tuesday 16th November 2021Tuesday 2nd November 2021Enter Now11
Yorkshire Schools ChampionshipNew College Pontefract, Park Lane, Pontefract WF8 4QRThursday 18th November 2021Thursday 4th November 2021Enter Now6
Cornwall Schools ChampionshipTruro & Penwith College, College Road, Truro, TR1 3XXTuesday 23rd November 2021Tuesday 9th November 2021Enter Now8
Suffolk Schools ChampionshipSuffolk New College, Rope Walk, Ipswich, IP4 1LTFriday 26th November 2021Friday 12th November 2021Enter Now5
North Somerset Schools ChampionshipWeston College, Health and Active Living Skills Centre, Loxton Road, Weston Super Mare, BS23 4QU.Tuesday 30th November 2021Tuesday 16th November 2021Enter Now3
Cambridge Schools ChampionshipCambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB4 2QTFriday 3rd December 2021Friday 19th November 2021Enter Now12
Devon Schools ChampionshipSouth Devon College, Vantage Point, Long Rd, Paignton TQ4 7EJWednesday 8th December 2021Wednesday 24th November 2021Enter Now10
Lancashire Schools ChampionshipBlackburn College, Blackburn Sport and Leisure Centre, Feilden Street, Blackburn, BB2 1LHFriday 10th December 2021 **UPDATEDFriday 26th November 2021FULL - if you are interested in a competition in Lancashire please get in touch with Alice.0
Essex Schools ChampionshipUSP, Palmer's Campus, Chadwell Rd, Grays RM17 5TDThursday 16th December 2021Thursday 2nd December 2021FULL - if you are interested in a competition in Essex please get in touch with Alice.0
Berkshire Schools ChampionshipLangley College, Langley College Campus, Station Road, Slough, SL3 8BYFriday 7th January 2022Friday 17th December 2021Enter Now12
Surrey Schools ChampionshipWoking College, Rydens Way, Woking, GU22 9DL.Wednesday 12th January 2022Friday 17th December 2021FULL - if you are interested in a competition in Surrey please get in touch with Alice.0
Lincolnshire Schools ChampionshipRiseholme College, Showground Campus, LN1 2ZRTuesday 18th January 2022Wednesday 5th January 2022Enter Now11
Tyne and Wear Schools ChampionshipTyne Metropolitan College, Battle Hill Drive, Wallsend, NE28 9NLFriday 21st January 2022Friday 7th January 2022Enter Now5
South Somerset Schools ChampionshipRichard Huish College, South Road, Taunton TA1 3DZMonday 24th January 2022Monday 10th January 2022Enter Now10
Birmingham Schools ChampionshipSutton Coldfield College (BMET College), 34 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B74 2NWThursday 27th January 2022Thursday 13th January 2022Enter Now8
Manchester Schools ChampionshipOldham College, Rochdale Road, Oldham OL9 6AAWednesday 2nd February 2022Wednesday 19th January 2022Enter Now5
Gloucestershire Schools ChampionshipCirencester College, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 1XAFriday 4th February 2022Friday 21st January 2022Enter Now11
Cheshire Schools ChampionshipWarrington Vale Royal College, Winwick Rd, Warrington WA2 8QAMonday 7th February 2022Monday 24th January 2022Enter Now10
Merseyside Schools ChampionshipCarmel College, Prescot Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 3AGTuesday 10th February 2022Thursday 27th January 2022Enter Now9
South Yorkshire Schools ChampionshipBarnsley College, Honeywell Site, Honeywell Lane, Barnsley, S75 1BPTuesday 15th February 2021Tuesday 1st February 2021Enter Now12
Staffordshire Schools ChampionshipCity of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, Fenton Manor Sport Complex, City Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2RRThursday 17th February 2022Thursday 3rd February 2022Enter Now12
Swindon Schools ChampionshipNew College SwindonTuesday 1st March 2022Tuesday 15th February 2022Enter Now12
London Schools ChampionshipThe College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL), 73 Hertford Road, EN3 5HA.Friday 4th March 2022Friday 18th February 2022FULL - if you are interested in a competition in London please get in touch with Alice.0
Sussex Schools ChampionshipChichester College,A259, Westgate Fields, PO19, Chichester PO19 1SBTuesday 8th March 2022Tuesday 22nd February 2022Enter Now11
Leicestershire Schools ChampionshipWyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7LWFriday 11th March 2022Friday 25th February 2022Enter Now8
Walsall Schools ChampionshipWalsall College, Sports Hub, Wisemore Campus, Littleton St W, Walsall WS2 8ESThursday 17th March 2022Thursday 3rd March 2022Enter Now11
Derbyshire Schools ChampionshipDerby College, Morley, Ilkeston, DE7 6DNTuesday 22nd March 2022Tuesday 8th March 2022Enter Now6
Dorset Schools ChampionshipWeymouth College, Cranford Avenue, Weymouth, DT4 7LQThursday 24th March 2022Thursday 10th March 2022Enter Now10
Hertfordshire Schools ChampionshipOaklands College, Hatfield Road, Oaklands, St Albans ,AL4 0JAThursday 31st March 2022Thursday 17th March 2022Enter Now2
Southampton Schools ChampionshipRichard Taunton College, Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5RLTuesday 3rd May 2022Friday 1st April 2022Enter Now8
Norfolk Schools ChampionshipEast Norfolk Sixth Form College, Church Lane, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7BQFriday 6th May 2022Friday 22nd April 2022Enter Now9
North Yorkshire Schools ChampionshipYork College, Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2BBTuesday 10th May 2022Tuesday 26th April 2022Enter Now11
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Schools ChampionshipHereford Sixth Form College, Folly Lane, Hereford, HR1 1LUMonday 23rd May 2022Tuesday 10th May 2022Enter Now11
Tees Valley Schools ChampionshipMiddlesborough College, Dock Street, Middlesbrough, TS2 1ADFriday 27th May 2022Friday 13th May 2022Enter Now10
Nottingham Schools ChampionshipTBC11
Oxfordshire Schools ChampionshipTBC12
Shropshire Schools ChampionshipTBC12
Kent Schools ChampionshipTBC12
Northamptonshire Schools ChampionshipTBC12
Bedfordshire Schools ChampionshipTBC12
Solihull Schools ChampionshipTBC12

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.

School Games Festival Rules

School Games Festival Format

We have also developed an easy to follow guide for delivering a School Intra Bubble Competition.

Class Bubble Event

British Dodgeball