8th November 2018
All of the teams that made it through to the Under-19 play-offs last season will be action this weekend as the Under-19 leagues resume.
Defending champions Warrington Wolves are looking threatening so far, having won four from four in Under-19 Boys North. They play Olympia Cannock at Northgate Arena, Chester.
It’s a packed afternoon of handball at Northgate Arena for the rest of Under-19 Boys’ North. Shropshire play NEM Hawks, who were runners-up behind Wolves in the 2018 competition. So far this season, Shropshire have won two from four. Hawks have won two from three.
Hawks also play Loughborough, who round off the day’s handball with their match against Nottingham. Neither Olympia Cannock nor Loughborough have recorded a win so far this season.
Last season, NEM Hawks, Warrington Wolves, Shropshire and Nottingham went through to the play-offs from the North.
From the South, it was Oly Cats (now Bucks Bullets), Carshalton Titans, Poole Phoenix and Ealing (recently merged with West London Eagles) that qualified in the 2018 competition.
The Under-19 Boys’ South Leagues 1 and 2 are split between Harewood College, Bournemouth, and Stoke Mandeville Stadium. At Harewood College, Cambridge play Poole Phoenix. The two teams are in the South League 1.
The other League 1 matches are Stoke Mandeville, where Islington will face Stroud and Bucks Bullets, and Carshalton Titans play Olympia and then Chelsea.
In South League 2, Guildford Sabres will play first Bideford Blacks, and then Somerset Spartans. Both matches take place at Harewood College.