In December 2013 the club was awarded funding to set up a Junior Club at the start of 2014 and the first session took place at Enderby Leisure Centre on Saturday 25th January. The new Junior Club runs between 1.30pm until 3.30pm
This means the Club has been able to attain Academy status and develop dodgeball talent across ages 5yrs to 40yrs+.
Each new junior player gets a free welcome pack on arrival. Anyone requiring more information or who wishes to register interest can email email@example.com or click on the Junior Section area of the Club’s website http://www.enderbydodgeball.co.uk/
The cost to join in is a snip at just £2 per player!
Enderby Dodgeball Club formed in January 2009 and the Academy status is a personal ‘dream come true’ for the club’s Chairman and driving force, 30yr old Simon Moody. Together with the club’s Head of Youth Development, Liam O’Sheehan, Simon will oversee the new junior sessions.
The Junior Club sessions have been arranged in two parts on each Saturday with the first hour being for members 5-10 yrs of age (1.30pm – 2.30pm) and the second hour for those 11-14 yrs of age (2.30pm-3.30pm).
In June 2011 the club’s girls team, the ‘Leicester Ligresses’ finished up 3rd in the UK National Championships (see the EYE archived news item here). Later that same year they won the award ‘Blaby Sports Team of the Year’. Since then all sections of the club have distinguished themselves in the sport and the club has staged its own championship event.
In May 2012 the club received a guest from the Japanese Dodgeball League and in July 2012 an American NDL player attended the Club.
Dodgeball is officially recognised as a sport in the UK by Sport England. The National Governing Body for Dodgeball in the UK is the United Kingdom Dodgeball Association (UKDBA).
In UK Dodgeball Rules the main objective is to eliminate the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls or catching a ball thrown by the opposing team. In the UK Version there are only 3 balls in a game and each team has 6 players.
Dodgeball is a great sport to keep fit, meet new friends, and is a sport that involves both team and individual work.
To read more about the club visit the Enderby Dodgeball Academy website