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Aspire introduces Dodgeball contest to Sport Day event

Aspire introduces Dodgeball contest to Sport Day event


Tribune News Network
Doha
Year after year, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has teamed up with the World Dodgeball Association to introduce Qatar's first-ever Dodgeball competitions to this year's National Sport Day celebration on February 13.
Speaking about the event, Nasser Abdullah al Hajri, chairman of the NSD Organising Committee at AZF, said:"Ever since the National Sport Day was announced seven years ago, AZF has been keen to make each year more memorable than the previous one by introducing new and unique sporting activities for all community members.
"In previous years, we've also launched Qatar's first-ever Japanese Kendo demonstrations and Nordic Walking exercises as well as Rugby tournaments, which encouraged the establishment of the Qatar Rugby Federation."
Dodgeball joins the wide range of activities that visitors will enjoy at AZF. It is similar to a handball game in which players on two teams try to throw balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves.
There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.
The ball that is used for the game is made up of different types, the most common ones are foam, rubber and cloth.
The official launch of the event will be attended by representatives from the World Dodgeball Association (WDA), which is expected to announce the official launch of the Qatar Dodgeball Federation, along with representatives from Qatar's Ministry of Culture and Sports.
The event's activities comprise Dodgeball demonstrations, the unveiling of the Qatar Dodgeball Federation banner and the launch of the fastest arm in Qatar competition.
The establishment of the Qatar Dodgeball Federation will encourage the growth of Dodgeball's popularity across the country among communities, clubs, schools, colleges and universities and help bring International Dodgeball events to Doha. It will also contribute to the creation of a new National Dodgeball Competition Framework, including National Championships, and national teams for men and women, which will take part in the 2018 Dodgeball World Cup in New York City.
The event will take place on Aspire Zone's Outdoor Pitch 10 from 9am until 3pm.

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