A local coach is hoping to pitch boss against boss and company against company in a dodgeball tournament to raise money for charity.
Sam Astle, who runs the Little Dodgers after school clubs, says he wants 20 to 30 local firms to sign up for the tournament, which will see teams of six take on each other. Each player pays a £10 entrance fee, with the winning team then donating a minimum of £1,000 to a charity of their choice. He said the “energetic” game, which became the subject of a comedy Hollywood film, would be a great way for firms to have fun, raise money for charity and network.
Mr Astle, aged 20, from Whitehills, hopes to stage the tournament at Benham Sports Arena, in King’s Park Road, Moulton Park, in mid-April.
He said: “Teams will come from different companies and will include the boss.
“We’ve approached a couple already and I think it would be a good thing for companies.”
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For most people the closest they will have been to a dodgeball is watching the Vince Vaughn film. Sam Astle said the film, which launched the ‘five Ds of dodgeball’, was actually a decent guide to the sport. He said: “It pretty much sums it up actually. If you watch the film you will understand the basic rules.”