Still scarred by school dodgeball games? Even the score

SPEED AND AGILITY: GSAC dodgeball co-ordinators Sophie Ciani and Keegan Isbester are looking forward to providing a first for Lismore – social dodgeball for eight keen teams.
SPEED AND AGILITY: GSAC dodgeball co-ordinators Sophie Ciani and Keegan Isbester are looking forward to providing a first for Lismore – social dodgeball for eight keen teams. Marc Stapelberg

THOSE still scarred by primary school dodgeball games have an opportunity to even the score.

A Northern Rivers first, the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre is searching for recruits for its new Mixed Social Dodgeball League.

With the main objective to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with a ball, it's traditionally been the sport of schoolyard boofheads.

However dodgeball enthusiast Keegan Isbester believes it's the perfect social "sideline" sport.

"The plan is to offer a trial over the winter and fit it in with netball and footy practice, so we can really get it going over summer," he said.

Despite being monopolised by boys at school, Sophie Ciani said dodgeball was a game of speed and agility rather than brawn.

"The foam balls don't hurt. It's great fitness," she said.

The league hopes to field eight mixed teams.

All comers are invited to familiarise themselves with dodgeball at an open night on Wednesday, June 25, 6-7pm.

 

Did you know ...

A record was set for a game with the most players in 2012 by the University of California (6084 players)

The phrase "playing dodgeball" is sometimes used in the US in reference to something unpleasant that was attempted to be avoided

SOURCE: http://www.tenrandomfacts.com/dodgeball



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