Mens' and Womens' first-round National Cup Draw
The first round draw for the 2018-19 Mens' and Womens' National Cup has been made and was streamed on Facebook Live.
In the mens' draw Poole Phoenix will host Manchester, with 2017-18 cup winners London GD awaiting the victor in the second round.
In the womens' draw, London GD, who lifted the cup last season received a bye and will play the winners of Brighton against Olympia. Meanwhile, Regional League North side Manchester face a North West derby against Premier Handball League side NEM Hawks.
The full mens' draw, in which the Premier League teams get a bye to the second round is:
- Bristol Spartans v Carshalton Titans (Winner to play Brighton in second round)
- Poole Phoenix v Manchester (Winner to play London GD in the second round)
- Oxford University v Bath University (Winner to play Warrington Wolves in second round)
- Coventry Sharks v London GD2 (Winner to play NEM Hawks in second round)
- Bucks Bullets v Liverpool (Winner to play Olympia in second round)
- Bristol Handball Club v Loughborough (Winner to play West London Eagles in second round)
- Reading Lions v Chelsea (Winner to play Cambridge in second round)
- Essex v Islington (Winner to play Nottingham in second round)
The full womens' draw is:
- Brighton v Olympia (Winner to play London GD in second round)
- Peninsula v London GD2
- Poole Phoenix v West London Eagles
- Bath v Liverpool
- Manchester v NEM Hawks
- Reading Lions v Loughborough
- Bristol v Cambridge
- Northampton v London Angels
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