Dodgeball to be a hit on Tweed
DODGEBALL - is it the next big sport on the Tweed?
Management at Tweed Super Sports have started the first Australian dodgeball competition north of Sydney and they're hoping to cash in a new craze made popular by the hit Hollywood movie, starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller.
Co-owner Colin Izatt said the centre was starting up junior and senior competitions and new players were welcome.
"I think 90 per cent of people have seen the movie and what we offer is an extension of that," Izatt said. "We were looking to add more sports and I'm sure it's going to be the next big thing on the Tweed. It's huge down in Sydney."
The centre will adopt the American rules (see factbox), and Izatt has spent the last couple of weeks ironing out the specifics, with competition to start Thursday.
Junior comps (under-10, 12 and 14) will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 4pm, while men, women and mixed leagues will be played Thursday and Friday nights.
Games are played between two six-a-side teams. Games costs $30 per team for children and $42 for adults.
"The feedback has been excellent," Izatt said.
"At the moment we have about 12 junior and 12 senior teams."
Inquiries call Colin Izatt on (02) 6674 4733.