Children of a certain age will remember games like Piggy in the Middle and Hot Rice where players had to avoid being hit by a ball.
These have given way to Dodgeball, a game growing in popularity where two teams of players try and eliminate each other by hitting them with a thrown ball.
Sport2Day Dodgeball Club is aiming to capitalise on the sport’s craze with sessions for 11 to 25-year-olds at Spalding High School in Matmore Gate on Wednesdays between 5pm and 9pm.
Organiser Sean Hughes said: “Dodgeball is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK because it’s a mix of school games with fast-paced, high-intensity sport.
“A lot of the exercises we do are similar to a lot of games in schools, but taking a slight twist with them.
“However the main focus is the same – throwing, dodging and catching – which makes it quite an accessible sport for everybody.”
The club’s first session at the school between 5pm and 6pm is for children aged 11-13, before another session for 14 to 15-year-olds between 7pm and 8pm.
Dodgeball players aged from 16 to 25 can turn and take part between 8pm and 9pm.
Sean said: “I’ve worked with a lot of primary schools in the area and Dodgeball has been very popular, so the aim is for the club to generate enough interest so that it can keep going.”
For more details, call Sean on 07702 29817 or email email@example.com