Dodgeball Canada and British Dodgeball Set to Play Exhibition in 2019
EDMONTON (July 18, 2019) - Dodgeball Canada and British Dodgeball are wasting no time when it comes to 2019 planning, as both organizations have agreed to play in a first of its kind exhibition on April 20th, 2019 in Sheffield, England. The exhibition series comes on the heels of British Dodgeball’s decision to send team Great Britain to participate in the 2019 WDBF World Championship.
“On behalf of the World Dodgeball Federation and Dodgeball Canada, we are thrilled at the opportunity to visit our friends in the United Kingdom and participate in this exhibition as Great Britain looks to make its inaugural appearance at the 2019 WDBF World Championship.” – Duane Wysynski, President of Dodgeball Canada and the World Dodgeball Federation
“We are excited to have the opportunity to compete against Europe’s elite and to forge new relationships with our friends in Britain. In true Canadian spirit, we’ll bring plenty of smiles, while bringing our best in what we hope to be the first of an exciting new friendly rivalry between our teams.” – Victor Gravili, Head Coach and GM of Team Canada and Director of Sport and Player Development, Dodgeball Canada
“The exhibition match in Sheffield will be the first of its kind in dodgeball. Two nations that have historically played the game using different codes to each other are forming a strong relationship to help further the development of dodgeball globally. We can’t wait to host Team Canada next April in Sheffield and know this is just the start to many more exciting opportunities for our members in the U.K.” – Ben Hoyle, Director of Development for British Dodgeball
More information and exhibition logistics will be announced in the Fall 2018.