Europe Formally Joining the World Dodgeball Federation
The European Dodgeball Federation Formally Announce Merger with the World Dodgeball Federation
EDMONTON (June, 7 2019) — On 7th of June 2019 the European Dodgeball Federation (EDF) and its respective Member Nations voted to join the World Dodgeball Federation (WDBF). This new partnership will bring the total members under the WDBF to 58 in 2019, a tremendous addition to our ever-growing sport of Dodgeball.
“We are delighted to welcome our colleagues from the European Dodgeball Federation. Europe has always been at the forefront of the sport in terms of coaching and player development, and we are excited to work collaboratively with the EDF to build dodgeball and its surrounding infrastructure in the years to come.” - Duane Wysynski, President of the WDBF.
“The European Dodgeball Federation is happy to confirm that we are in agreement to be part of the World Dodgeball Federation. This opens up a lot of new possibilities to shape the future of global Dodgeball, and all of us within the EDF are excited to actively work with these new possibilities. What the future brings, we will see, but it's going to be exciting times for the global sport of Dodgeball.” - Max Golda, President of the EDF.
The countries, federations and clubs that will be joining the WDBF are as follows:
Austria - Austrian Dodgeball Association
Belgium - Dodgeball Vlaanderen
Bulgaria - Dodgeball Federation Bulgaria
Croatia - Hrvatski Dodgeball Savez
Czech Republic - Dodgeball Czech Republike
England - England Lions Dodgeball
France - Fédération du Dodgeball Français
Germany - Deutscher Dodgeball Bund
Hungary - Hungary Dodgeball
Ireland - Irish Dodgeball Association
Italy - Associazione Italiana Dodgeball
Netherlands - Dodgeball Bond Nederland
Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Knights Dodgeball
Poland - Polski Zwiazek Dodgeballa
România - Asociatia Romana de DodgeBall
Scotland - Scotland Highlanders Dodgeball
Slovenia - Dodgeball Slovenia
Sweden - Dodgeball Sweden
Switzerland - Fédération Suisse de Dodgeball
Wales - Wales Dragons Dodgeball
United Kingdom - British Dodgeball
About the WDBF
The WDBF was officially formed and established in 2012 as the governing body for the sport of dodgeball internationally. Headquartered in Edmonton, Canada, the Federation has more 58 national organizations supporting the game worldwide. Since its inception, the main objective of the Federation has been to improve the game of dodgeball, promoting shared values in integrity, commitment and teamwork.
About the EDF
The European Dodgeball Federation (EDF) is the continental non-for-profit governing organisation for all national Dodgeball organisations in Europe. Currently, the EDF counts 17 National Members all across Europe. The EDF seeks to grow and strengthen a solid and functioning continental federation with democratic structures and transparency.
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