Secondary School Competitions

The 2023/24 dodgeball season will see British Dodgeball expand its National Secondary Schools Championships. These championships are for children in years 7 & 8.

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

British Dodgeball Secondary Schools Championships Infographic

British Dodgeball Secondary School Membership

The entry fee is £65 per team entered (not per school entered) which will be invoiced on the entry deadline. By entering a Schools Championship each team will get access to the British Dodgeball Introduction to School Dodgeball online course and the British Dodgeball Introduction to Officiating Dodgeball online course for two members of staff on each course.

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

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. Information for the remaining competitions will be updated once booked in with the host school/college.

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

CompetitionAddressCompetition DateEntry DeadlineHow to EnterSpaces remaining
South East - Berkshire Secondary Schools ChampionshipsJohn Madjeski Academy, 125 Hartland Rd, Reading RG2 8AFMonday 3rd JuneMonday 20th MayEntry Form8
North West - Penrith Secondary Schools ChampionshipsPenrith Leisure Centre, Southend Rd, Penrith CA11 8JHFriday 28th JuneFriday 14th JuneEntry Form4

All competitions will follow the full U13 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. There is no requirement to have mixed gender teams.

Where possible we ask schools not to bring spectators to 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

For any further information please contact the British Dodgeball South West Regional Development Officer James via


British Dodgeball will aim to host 12 regional finals from November 2023 through to March 2024. The exact locations and dates of these regional finals will be confirmed as soon as possible. British Dodgeball staff and referees will manage and coordinate the Regional Finals.


Top placing schools from the Regional Finals 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 Secondary School Finals 2024 will take place on Friday 12th July at David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham.

2023 – Wellington School, Manchester

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