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12th September 2017

Cup and Shield entries confirmed

There has been an increase in the number of teams entering the men’s and women’s England Handball National Cup.

Last season 19 teams took part in the men’s competition. This season 26 teams will battle it out to get to the Copper Box Arena.  

The number of teams that will contest the women’s competition has increased by 70% from 10 to 17.  

The first round of the competition takes place on 4/5 November 2017 and is as follows:  

Men National Cup 

The team named first is the home team.

  • Loughborough University vs Oxford University  
  • Poole Phoenix vs London GD 2  
  • Deva vs Liverpool  
  • Carshalton Titans vs Coventry Sharks  
  • Essex Hurricanes vs Olympia  
  • Brighton vs Medway Dragons  
  • Reading Lions vs Bristol  
  • Newcastle Vikings vs Manchester  
  • Leeds Beckett vs Oly Cats
  • Islington vs Bath University 

Women National Cup 

The team named first is the home team.  

  • Medway Dragons vs Bristol

Meanwhile, four men’s teams and three women’s teams have entered the England Handball National Shield  

Teams from the National (Men's competition) and Regional Leagues teams that lose in the first round of National Cup will be invited to enter the National Shield. 

The first round of competition takes place on 16/17 December 2017.

England Handball Men's National Shield 

  • Guildford Sabres vs Loughborough University
  • Stroud vs South Wales

Plus teams from the National Leagues and Regional Leagues who lose in the first round of the National Cup  

England Handball Women's National Shield 

  • Guildford Sabres vs Loughborough University
  • London Angels 2 vs loser from National Cup first round

Plus teams from the Regional Leagues who lose in the first round of the National Cup.  

If you have any questions please contact John Pearce

To view the teams entered in both competitions please click here

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