On the second of February Cardiff Student Union played host to the second Dodge-ball tournament of the year. This highly popular event saw various sports teams and societies face off in the Great Hall in order to win the increasingly prestigious title of Dodge-ball Champions.
The re-occurring success of the event can be largely attributed to the relaxed atmosphere the event possesses. The imaginative fancy dress, live DJ and cheap drinks all add to party feeling.
The obvious puns were made when choosing team names, with, “Kiss My Balls” leading the way. Some however, incorporated their name with their dress code, the questionably named, “Bestiality” were perhaps the most impressive with their animal costumes.
The four tier pooling system enabled each team to play over five games, with the top four teams progressing through to the semifinals. There was some controversy when the AU Exec team generously awarded their place in the semi finals to The Dodgefathers, who were shortly dispatched in the next round.
The tournaments final was contested by, “Wasted Potential” (donning Six Nations rugby kit) and “The New Cardiff Banzai Mavericks” who mainly consisted of the university lacrosse team. The later emerged victorious in the final encounter of the night to take home the trophy.
President of the Athletic Union Ollie Devon, who played a massive part in the successful organisation of the event, had this to say, ‘The AU Dodgeball event is growing rapidly in popularity due to its unique sense of fun and entertainment in a social sporting setting. With wacky costumes, fast-paced music and thrilling games the atmosphere is really brilliant. It is fast becoming one of the highlight events in the AU calendar and I hope to see it continuing to grow year-on-year.’
Make sure to look out for this event in the near future. It is a fantastic event which is not be missed out on.