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
West Midlands - Secondary Schools ChampionshipsCity of Wolverhampton College
Wellington Road Campus Wolverhampton WV14 6BT
Friday 19th JanuaryFriday 5th JanuaryEntry Form9
East - Suffolk Secondary Schools ChampionshipsSuffolk New College Rope Walk, Ipswich IP4 1LTFriday 2nd FebruaryFriday 19th JanuaryEntry Form7
North West - Manchester Secondary Schools ChampionshipsEccles Sixth Form College, Chatsworth Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 9FJTuesday 13th FebruaryTuesday 30th JanuaryEntry Form4
South East - Essex Secondary Schools ChampionshipsUSP College, Palmer's Campus, Chadwell Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5TDMonday 26th FebruaryMonday 12th FerbruaryEntry Form10
North West - Kendal Secondary Schools ChampionshipsKendal Leisure Centre, Burton Rd, Kendal LA9 7HXMonday 4th MarchMonday 19th FebruaryEntry Form9
South East - Hertfordshire Secondary Schools ChampionshipsOaklands College, Smallford, Hatfield Rd, Oaklands, St Albans AL4 0JAThursday 7th MarchThursday 29th FebruaryEntry Form10
North East - Middlesbrough Secondary Schools ChampionshipsMiddlesbrough College, Dock Street, Middlesbrough TS2 1ADWednesday 13th MarchWednesday 28th FebruaryEntry Form5
East Midlands - Derbyshire Secondary Schools ChampionshipsDerby College, Morley, Ilkeston, DE7 6DN.Tuesday 16th AprilTuesday 2nd AprilEntry FormSOLD OUT
South West - Weston Super Mare Secondary Schools ChampionshipsTo Be RearrangedEntry Form
South East - Kent Secondary Schools Championships

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 Derby Arena.

2023 – Wellington School, Manchester

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