Academy History

History Of Enderby Dodgeball Club

February 17th 2009 – Enderby Dodgeball Club was born.

April 2010 – We were awarded funding from Active Together to expand the club to two courts. This was due to high attendance since our opening in 2009. We still have two courts at the club now. This is to run a development/ skills court and an elite court for elite players.

March 2011 – Our girls teams The Leicester City Ligresses enter their first tournament after a year of training and finish in first place.

June 2011 – The Ligresses finish 3rd in UKDBA Nationals.

September 2011- The Ligressess win The Blaby Sports Team of the year.

September 2011- We held our own charity tournament we raised £1006.36 for Bobby Moore Fund, 14 teams entered.

April 2012 – The Club hosted their own Championship event 16 teams enter.

May 2012 – Guest from Japanese Dodgeball league attends the Club.

June 2012 –The Ligresses win UKDBA Nationals.

June 2012 – Male team The Bullet Dodgers gain Promotion to National Dodgeball League.

July 2012 – American NDL player attends the Club.

July 2012 – Record Number 64 attendees on a Tuesday Night.

September 2012 – The Bullet Dodgers receive merit award from Blaby Sports Awards for Team of the year. Girls win Team of the Year 2nd year running. Head Coach Simon Moody Wins Coach of the year.

October 2012 – The Enderby Dodgeball Club wins UKDBA Club of the year.

April 2013 –The Bullet Dodgers gain promotion to Premier League. Leicester City Ligers suffering relegation after 3 years in Premier League.

May 2013 The Ligresses win regional qualifier 3 times in a row. Ligers also go on to win their first qualifier in 6 years.

May 2013 – Funding award from The Leicestershire Legacy Fund.

August 2013 – Record number 67 members on a Tuesday Night

September 1st 2013 – 19hrs completed of our 24hr Dodgeball Challenge 2013

September 22nd 2013 – £1808 raised for the Bobby Moore Fund from the Charity Tournament which 19 teams entered.

December 20th 2013 – Awarded £978 funding to set up a Junior Saturday Club.

January 1st 2014 – The Academy is born

January 25th 2014 – The Junior Club Start date

January 2015 – 1 year anniversary & 1st awards ceremony

March 2015 – 1st tournament, entering 3 teams, coming away feeling very proud of every member and our under 16s winning silver

May 2015 – Coach Rob Lee, along with club founder Simon Moody won the UKDBA nationals against all odds with the adult club ‘leicester city ligers ‘

July 2015 –  Extended from 1 court to 3 for our Sunday morning sessions, creating more space and enabling us to recruit more members.

August 2015 – Our committee was created, with coaches and parents voluntarily giving time to help grow the club.

November 2015 – We took part in a tri-cup with Corby Dodgeball club and Market Harborough Dodgeball club, forming alliances within local schools also. Also in November head coach Liam came runner-up in Coach of the Year and Leicester City Ligers won Team of the Year at the Blaby district sports awards.

February 2016 – Run our own tournament

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