The Yorkshire and Humber regional league got underway as Headingley Outlaws took on Divisional rivals Leeds Cosmos. Both teams were keen to get the season off to a positive start, with a a number of new faces in both line-ups. The match was started in a nervous fashion, with the scores still 0-0 after three minutes. Once both teams settled, Leeds Cosmos began to take the ascendancy, as experienced Team UK internationals Janine Lesiak and Jill Hayhurst rallied Leeds into an early first period lead of 18-8.
The National League season kicks off on Sunday 15 November as the Alexander sports centre in Bedford hosts the first round of Super League and Division 1 matches. Current Super League champions Bury Kings face a tough task in season opener as they are up against a resurgent Guildford Inferno side who have recruited well in the summer adding current senior UK men's international player James Skilton to their ranks. Guildford will be looking to improve on last year's 3rd place finish and taking first blood against the reigning champions could well help them achieve this.
The side beat local rivals Guildford Inferno 40-30 to take victory, with a solid defensive display securing the win. The tournament, in memory of former player Domini Fox, saw 14 teams and players from 6 nations take part. Player of the tournament Richard Latouche inspired Southampton to victory in an all British final.
A bronze medal finish for the UK ladies team at the recent world championships in Taiwan has seen the side build on their third-place finish at last years European championships and rise to third in the World.
The side beat Hong Kong in the third-place play-off to take home the bronze medal, with wins against Macau and Taiwan B in the group stage.
After being given a standing ovation at the annual Tchoukball UK awards ceremony, Pete King, who was recognised with the service to tchoukball award, spoke about his hopes for the development of tchoukball across the country. Outgoing competitions director King was visibly emotional after being given the prize, cheered on by officials and players from all clubs having radically transformed UK competitions in the past two years.