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Dodgeball arrives in Hobart

A NEW, fun, fast and challenging sport has arrived in Hobart.

Hobart Dodgeball was recently established by Desmond Onwumere and is seeking players who are looking for a new path to fitness and excitement.

Currently played at the University of Tasmania Unigym and at Dodges Ferry – an appropriately named location – participants have been coming from across Hobart to team up in the fast-paced action.

“I’ve been involved with dodgeball for more than eight years and find it to be the most fun I’ve had while playing a sport,” Hobart Dodgeball director Mr Onwumere said.

“It rewards good reflexes, a strong throw and plenty of agility, but more than that it is the teamwork and camaraderie that develops as you get into the game.

“I’ve also found it to be one of the easiest ways to introduce yourself to new people, which came in handy having moved from the USA to Australia.”

Mr Onwumere has been the Australian Dodgeball Federation captain and has represented Australia in many countries around the globe.

The depth of his knowledge of the game is extremely high and he leads by example, encouraging both experienced and beginner dodgeball players to develop their skills and understanding of the game.

“I am looking for people who are interested in improving their fitness, having a laugh and finding new friends,” Mr Onwumere said.

“People come to dodgeball with a range of abilities and I will match those abilities within teams so that a well-balanced group sport is offered to all comers – young and old.”

Hobart Dodgeball hosts a session at the Unigym in Sandy Bay on Tuesday nights at 7pm and at Dodges Ferry Primary School on Sunday at 5pm.

The cost for one hour of fast-paced fun is $10 per person.

For more information and to register, visit www.hobartdodgeball.com.au, email hobartdodgeball@gmail.com or phone 0458 445 044.

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