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 are excited to share more information about our County Schools Championships, before entries open in September. Our ambition for the 2022/2023 academic year is to host 53 school competitions, one in each county with more in areas with high demand. We would love to see you at one of our championship events.

The County 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 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. Competition arrival will be between 10.30am and 10.45am, with competitions finishing before 4pm (all timings subject to change and dependent on the number of entries at an event). Events will be played to British Dodgeball U11 rules, the quick start rules and full U11s rules provide all the information needed for teams.


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.


Each County Schools Championship event has space for 12 teams to enter, with a £60 entry fee applicable 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 Schools Championship complete and submit the entry form. Once submitted Alice 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, 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.

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.


This year, where possible, we are aiming reduce travel for teams by exploring the option of running North and South Finals competitions before the National Finals. This is still being explored and more information will be shared soon regarding our plans for these finals.



Information about how teams will qualify for National Finals will be shared shortly.
Date: Tuesday 11th July 2023
Location: Fenton Manor Sports Complex, City Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2RR



Primary Quick Start Rules

The Dodgeball Code



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. Deadline dates account for school holidays where possible, to allow information to be sent before schools break up for the holidays. 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 Championship- South LakesThe Queen Katherine School, Appleby Road, Kendal, LA9 6PJWednesday 2nd November 2022Friday 14th October 2022Enter Now12
Greater London Schools Championship - North WestBarnhill Community High School, Yeading Lane, Hayes, UB4 9LEWednesday 2nd November 2022Friday 14th October 2022Enter Now12
Surrey Schools Championship - WestWoking College, Rydens Way, Woking, GU22 9DL.Wednesday 9th November 2022Friday 21st October 2022
Enter Now12
Devon Schools ChampionshipSouth Devon College, Vantage Point, Long Rd, Paignton TQ4 7EJThursday 10th November 2022Friday 21st October 2022
Enter Now12
Durham Schools ChampionshipEast Durham College, Willerby Grove, Peterlee, SR8 2RNTuesday 15th November 2022Tuesday 1st November 2022Enter Now12
Suffolk Schools ChampionshipSuffolk New College, Rope Walk, Ipswich, IP4 1LTTuesday 15th November 2022Tuesday 1st November 2022Enter Now12
Somerset Schools ChampionshipRichard Huish College, South Road, Taunton TA1 3DZTuesday 22nd November 2022Tuesday 8th November 2022Enter Now12
East Riding Schools ChampionshipNew College Pontefract, Park Lane, Pontefract WF8 4QRThursday 24th November 2022Thursday 10th November 2022Enter Now12
Lincolnshire Schools ChampionshipRiseholme College, Showground Campus, LN1 2ZRTuesday 24th January 2023Tuesday 10th January 2023Enter Now12
Gloucestershire Schools ChampionshipCirencester College, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 1XAFriday 3rd March 2023Monday 13th February 2023Enter Now12
Sussex Schools ChampionshipChichester College, A259, Westgate Fields, Chichester, PO19 1SBTuesday 7th March 2023Friday 17th February 2023Enter Now12
Leicestershire Schools ChampionshipWyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7LWFriday 10th March 2023Friday 24th February 2023Enter Now12
Hampshire Schools ChampionshipOwens Road, Winchester SO22 6RXFriday 17th March 2023Friday 3rd March 2023Enter Now12
Staffordshire Schools ChampionshipStoke-on-Trent College, Stoke Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DG Tuesday 28th March 2023Tuesday 14th March 2023Enter Now12
Norfolk Schools ChampionshipEast Norfolk Sixth Form College, Church Lane, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7BQFriday 5th May 2023Friday 21st April 2023Enter Now12
Surrey Schools Championship - EastSt Bede's School, 64 Carlton Road, Redhill RH1 2LQWednesday 24th May 2023Wednesday 10th May 2023Enter Now12
Bedfordshire Schools Championship12
Berkshire Schools Championship12
Birmingham Schools Championship12
Buckinghamshire Schools Championship12
Cambridge Schools Championship12
Cheshire Schools Championship12
Cornwall Schools Championship12
Cumbria Schools Championship - West12
Derbyshire Schools Championship12
Somerset Schools Championship12
Dorset Schools Championship12
Essex Schools Championship - North12
Essex Schools Championship - South12
Greater London Schools Championship - South East12
Greater Manchester Schools Championship - North12
Greater Manchester Schools Championship - South12
Herefordshire Schools Championship12
Hertfordshire Schools Championship12
Isle of White Schools Championship12
Kent Schools Championship12
Lancashire Schools Championship - North12
Lancashire Schools Championship - South12
Merseyside Schools Championship12
Northamptonshire Schools Championship12
Northumberland Schools Championship12
Nottingham Schools Championship12
Oxfordshire Schools Championship12
Shropshire Schools Championship12
Middlesbrough Schools Championship12
Tyne and Wear Schools Championship12
Warwickshire Schools Championship12
Wiltshire Schools Championship12
Worcestershire Schools Championship12
Yorkshire Schools Championship 12
Yorkshire Schools Championship12
Yorkshire Schools Championship - North12
Yorkshire Schools Championship - South12

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

2019 – Pikes Lane Primary School, Manchester

2022 – Lawford Mead Primary School, Essex

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

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

Class Bubble Event

British Dodgeball