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Whether you're looking to play competitively or just for fun, you'll be sure to learn your 5 D's of Dodgeball and make great friends at this society.
The UK Dodgeball Association (UKDBA) defines Dodgeball as being 'the sport for all'- and we as a club truly believe this as it is reflected in our diverse membership, who come from all kinds of degree backgrounds and levels of sporting ability to throw balls at eachother on a bi-weekly basis! If you've ever seen the movie, you're most of the way to knowing all about Dodgeball, but if not, the game is simple- two teams throw balls at eachother until the other side is eliminated either by them all being hit or caught out! Becoming a good player involves mastering the notorious '5 D's of Dodgeball', conceptualised by the Dodgeball Legend "Patches" O'Houlihan- the ability to Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge!
The Club caters for two kinds of members; those who want to play 'just for fun', which many of our members do, attending training and having a good time with people who quickly become close friends, but also those who want to play competitively in the UK Dodgeball Leagues against other Clubs across the country, as either part of the Men's 'Southampton Pirates', the Women's 'Southampton Dodgettes', or a mixed team. There is no obligation to join these teams however, although many of our members have such a great time playing twice weekly that they can't resist the offer of playing more Dodgeball with a team of friends!
We also hold intra-club tournaments and charity events throughout the year, either just for fun or for prizes, such as our infamous 'fancy dress' and doubles tournaments, and we also hold inter-club tournaments with neighbouring Universities who have their own teams. The Club also enjoys regular and varied socials throughout the year, both drinking and non-drinking based, and many members, if not all of them, enjoy spending time off-court together as a happy community of like-minded friends. We also hold an annual 'Dodgeball Tour', going abroad on holiday together as a Club to play Dodgeball against foreign competition!
We are always welcoming of new members, so whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned veteran, give Dodgeball a try as a sport that never fails to be exciting, fast-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable. It's the silly sport we like to take seriously!
in Old Sports Hall, Building 42 (Union)
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These are the current membership plans offered by Dodgeball, although many groups offer a free period for new members to try out their group.
- Annual Membership (£20)
This acts as a Club subsidy paid by all members to contribute towards purchasing new Dodgeballs, attending tournaments and general club expenditure. Available from the Club Treasurer or the Union Box Office.
This Years Committee
All student groups within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Dodgeball this year are:
- Louis Jeffries
- Emma Catt
- Matthew Lisle
- Wen Ying Wong
- Daniel Witherington
- Douglas Alexander-Webber
- Samuel Hodder
- Thanh Dinh
- Harry Eady
Vice President (Charity)
- Daniel Noel
Vice President (Kit)
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