hello, we are the UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX DODGEBALL club
Dodgeball is a competitive sport played with 5 balls and 6 players on each team. The objective is to eliminate the opposition players by throwing the balls at them. Catching a ball that is thrown at you means that the player who threw it is eliminated and one of your previously eliminated teammates can come back into the game.
We play competitively against other universities and dodgeball clubs. We welcome players (men or women) of all abilities to come try the newest and most exciting sport at The University of Essex.
How many teams do we have?
Men's (BUCS Dodgeball Men's South Eastern Tier 1)
Women's (BUCS Dodgeball Women's South Eastern Tier 1)
Mixed team (Events and Tournaments)
We are one club and all train together!
We received a Gold Standard Award in 2019/20 and a Silver one in 2020/21.
Do I need anything else before I get involved?
No prior dodgeball experience is needed, we are a newcomer-friendly club. Bring appropriate sports clothing and trainers. Kneepads are optional, but may help.
To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.
* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.
Allows the member to attend Come & Try sessions and Trials, vote in club elections, added to the club mailing list and attend socials.
Non competing MEMBER
Includes all benefits of basic membership but also allows you to club training sessions and means you are insured against injury whilst at training sessions for the Essex Blades Dodgeball Club.
Allows you to attend general club training session (although not team specific ones), vote in elections, added to the club mailing list and means you are insured against injury whilst at that Sports Clubs session.
Please note, as memberships have to be uploaded to the Essex Sport system manually, it may take 3-5 working days before you are able to book onto your session via the Essex Sport app and attend training sessions. Should you have any problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS resume tHE WEEK COMMENCING tbc*.
Basic members welcome.
Non-competing and competing members welcome.
Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.
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