29th August 2019
The draw has been made for the first and second rounds of the Women’s and Men’s National Cup.
The first two rounds are organised on a regional basis, with the quarter finals onwards played at central locations.
In the Women’s competition 2019 winners West London Eagles face Regional League South East side Islington in the second round in a Capital-City clash. NEM Hawks, who lost to Eagles in a thrilling final, await the winner of the first-round match between Stroud and Nottingham. 2018 winners London GD host Northampton in the second round.
In the men’s competition Oxford – who have enjoyed good recent cup runs – play Coventry in the first round. The reward for the winner is a second-round match against 2019 losing finalists Cambridge. Elsewhere, there is a potential all-Manchester second-round clash. If Manchester beat Newcastle in the first round they will play NEM Hawks. 2018 winners London GD will take on either Islington, or one of the two Chelsea sides entered into the competition.