Dodgeball coming to Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 12:40 17 September 2011 | UPDATED: 11:26 19 September 2011

Dodgeball is set to come to Hatfield

Dodgeball is set to come to Hatfield

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DODGEBALL is set to come to Hatfield courtesy of the UK Dodgeball Association.

The sport, made famous by the 2004 film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, involves two teams of players trying to hit opponents with balls while avoiding being hit themselves.

Currently there are no official teams in Hatfield, however the UKDBA is running an Open tournament for over-16s on October 2 from 11am at the Herts Sports Village in the hope that some teams will be formed in the Welwyn Hatfield area.

Tournament Co-ordinator Nick Pinnock, said: “UKDBA run these Open tournaments around the country to try to encourage new teams to take part in this exciting new sport.

“We are hoping some new teams will be started up to take part at this event in Hatfield.”

Dodgeball is the fastest growing team sport in schools and there are over 100 adult teams and more than 15 new adult teams playing every year.

Teams are six-a-side on court, most have squads of seven-10 players, there are three balls in play and matches are played as sets of five or seven two-minute games, which makes for an all action, fast, fun sport that anyone can play.

Any team of players of any gender mix, both new and established teams, can enter the Hertfordshire Open Dodgeball Tournament.

To do so visit www.ukdba.org and fill out the form on the tournament entry page and send in the payment.

For more information contact Nick Pinnock by email via info@ukdba.org or by phone 08456 199975 or 07792 824234.


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