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Progress Report: 2018, Already?! Our December Update

Now that we are officially over a week into 2018, it’s time to look back, for the final time, at the Hive’s happenings in 2017.

As well as continued antics on the Bees’ new Snapchat feed (join the fun – @mancbeesdodge) the Bees had a busy month in the run up to our Christmas break, with both socials and league to keep us busy!

Don't have the Bees on Snapchat yet? You're missing out on gems like this...
Don’t have the Bees on Snapchat yet? You’re missing out on gems like this…

On 10 December, the Bees hosted the Manchester Community Christmas Cup at the Active Lifestyle centre. With mini-tournaments for the ladies, gents and juniors, as well as a few totally mixed mini-tournaments, the day was great fun and enjoyed by all, especially with lots of amazing dodgeball talent on show!

A great day of festive fun and impressive dodgeball at this year's Community Christmas Cup!
A great day of festive fun and impressive dodgeball at this year’s Community Christmas Cup!

Next up, on Friday 15 December the Bees Christmas party took place, with tapas followed by an incredible evening at Ultimate Power Christmas! The Bees enjoyed gettin’ down to some absolute classic jams, fully armed with Bees’ Secret Shanta gifts and some, unsurprisingly having had a festive tipple!

Bees Maccers and Colm revelling in Ultimate Power's Christmas ballads!
Bees Maccers and Colm revelling in Ultimate Power’s Christmas ballads!

After a much needed rest on Saturday, on Sunday 17 December all four league teams travelled to St George’s Park for league – the Worker Bees were first to take to the court and, following a defeat to Hinckley, battled back against Derby Phantoms,  coming back from 8-0 down to take the match 10-8!

The Honey Bees were also in action for the first meet of the season for Women’s league 1 and, after an initial defeat against an impressive Bedford  Rangers team, walked away victorious in their second game over Nottingham Sheriffs 2!

the Honey Bees swarm for a team photo after their first League meet of the season!
the Honey Bees swarm for a team photo after their first League meet of the season!

After a more frustrating afternoon for the Queen and Killer Bees at Superleague, an impromptu social / debrief was held at local eatery Table-Table, with all players ready for a well earned Christmas break and plenty to build into the Bees’ new year resolutions!

Looking ahead in 2018, the Killers, Queens and Workers were all in action this weekend and our next Men’s and Women’s’ socials due to be held in mid-January.

Training is set to resume after our Christmas Break with our regular All-Comers session on Tuesday 9 January 2018 at Manchester Academy School, M14 4PX. It’s the perfect time to put those New Year resolutions into play, whether it’s to get fit, get out more and meet new people, or to try something a bit different – the Bees tick all boxes!

With exciting venue and timing changes upcoming, keep an eye out on the session info section of our website and our Facebook page for the most up to date details on our All-comers and members sessions.