31st October 2016
The draw has been made for the 2017 Women’s England Handball National Cup.
2016 Cup winners Olympia have a bye in the first round and will play the winner of the match between Peninsula and Poole in the second round.
Coventry Sharks, finalists in 2015 and 2016 also have a first-round bye. Loughborough provide their second-round opponents.
The pick of the first-round matches is arguably the all Super-7 clash between London GD and Cambridge.
The full draw is:
Round 1: 21/22 January 2017
Round 2: 4/5 March 2017
Semi-finals: 22/23 April 2017
Finals: 20 May 2017