Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dodgeball Launch Party Comes to Sydney

You’ve seen the movie, now experience dodgeball first hand on the 4th April for their launch party! This free event is the country’s biggest ‘sports’ extravaganza of its type taking place at Fairfield Youth & Community Centre, 55 Vine St, Fairfield, Western Sydney.

Punch off is at 6.30pm and if you’re a master at slamming balls or have no clue how it works, this is the game to participate in. Wear comfy sports clothes, closed shoes and get those fists ready to whack a ball into the opposing team. What a way to finish an April Monday, right?

 In August 2010, this annual game kicked off by a young sports fanatic who wanted to up the ante in the sports’ish world. Joe is his name and within a short time, convinced his sister Holly, to help create the best team they could find. Since Sydney was more focused on other traditional sports activities, the market was ripe for the intrigue picking and shortly, a league of 12 teams formed. 

Today, the league is the biggest in NSW with actual rules, referees, training (who would believe it?) and a strong social following. Hosting Australia’s largest dodgeball community, if you’re a Vince Vaughn, you’re more than welcome to hone your amateur skills and become a potential Ben Stiller pro. It’s ridiculously easy to grasp but quite hard to become a master at. On the bonus side, dodgeball provides incredible cardio exercises alongside building your coordination skills and twinkle toe maneuvers. 

Each week the events are hosted, with teams slamming each other into oblivion…or on their knees, elbowing each other to hit the ball right back to where it came from, and falling flat on their faces in the process. Therefore, the launch party is bound to kick off with a blast of balls coming your way, thick, fast and from all corners of the opposing team. 

The dodgeball rules are clearly stated on the website so you can warm up your eyeballs with a good, yet concise and easy read. You need at least 3 players to make a team so you can either rally your own or be more sociable and request to join an existing group. Check the website for more details. 

As Cremorne Point is only an hour’s drive west from Fairfield, it’ll give our hotel guests time to get their brainpower and winning strategy into gear during the ride. Also work on your winning dance moves during the journey because you never know, your team could be returning by glory road victory to Cremorne Point Manor. If you’re staying with us and have the dodgeball bug, let us know so we can cheer you on your journey. And let the games begin…

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