Everyone can play dodgeball. Unlike traditional sports where you have a pre-conceived idea of your standard, everybody starts on a level playing field. It’s very social and extremely addictive, as well as great for fitness.
You can play if you are male/female, tall/short, older/younger, skinny/un-skinny, good hair/bad hair. Yes, we even welcome people with terrible hair… Dodgeball is a non-contact sport where players throw balls at opposition on the other side of the pitch. Because it is non-contact, all sorts of people can play in the same match as each other.
Some will be good at throwing, some good at catching, some great dodgers (or a combo of these). Some will not be much cop at any! Some of you will throw yourselves around, others are nore economical with their energy – but you can all play. Dodgeball UK run a variety of dodgeball events so there’s bound to be one that suits what you’re looking for.
Dodgeball is usually 6-a-side with a minimum of 2 female players on the team. We also run single-sex events and of course stag and hen do’s.
There are 6 balls, 2 of them are smaller which only the female players can throw. This helps create a level playing field where guys and girls can truly compete against each other. If you hit someone with a throw, they are out. If they hit you, you are out. If you catch a throw you get a player back in and the thrower is out – a double swing! Head shots don’t count, and there are certain penalties for this.
Each set is normally around 2.5 minutes long, and the team with the most players left at this time wins the set (if they haven’t got their opponents out already) We have fun variations of the above depending on the event, and we can tailor the format to fit your needs. For a full set of rules go to our RULES page.
10,000 people have dodgeballed with Dodgeball UK since its inception one afternoon (probably a Tuesday) in September 2009.
The company has gone from strength to strength, dodging the obstacles (and the wrenches) that inevitably come along for any new business, establishing itself as by far the biggest dodgeball provider in the UK. Dodgeball UK is the only full-time, professionally run company in the UK. We have full-time staff who will cater for your needs, making sure the event is organised properly before and during proceedings.
Dodgeball is a hilarious and madcap environment. If it isn’torganised by professionals it can quickly descend into chaos, ruining the event for the group involved. We work with some of the biggest UK companies, who regularly bring their employees and clients to enjoy our events.
Please check out our CLIENT LIST for more info.
Dodgeball UK is a genuinely UK wide company. We have held events in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, Newcastle, Newquay, Birmingham and numerous places in between.
Our over-riding ethos is that we want everyone to get involved and play.
Dodgeball is a sport that anyone can have a go at, and we provide an inclusive and ridiculously fun atmosphere for that to happen. As well as the dodgeball itself we encouragesocialising before, during and after events (après-dodgeball). Genuine lasting friendships have been made at Dodgeball UK events, and although we haven’t had a dodgeball wedding yet it’s still early days! Dodgeball is also a game where honesty and honour are vital. With 6 balls in play, it is hard for referees to make correct decisions every time. We’re proud that our events are generally played in a spirit of fairness, and that anyone seen to be cheating gets roundly booed! Most of our events are mixed and we love it that way.
What other sport can you genuinely play with all your friends and it still be competitive? We have a couple of rules to help make the female players’ more influential in the games, and these are meant to be helpful and not sexist! We also have male and female refs.
Dodgeball is for everyone!