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Progress Report: October kept us Beesy!

October has been a tremendously exciting month for all things Dodgeball in Manchester – we said it last month but it’s clear, there’s never a dull moment at Manchester Bees Dodgeball!

A Dodgey Donation

At the start of the month, the Bees donated recently retired dodgeballs to Salford City Academy, to be used at their weekly after school dodgeball club. The students were delighted with their new dodgeballs and the Bees were delighted to help!

Salford City Academy show off their new dodgeballs on instagram!
Salford City Academy show off their new dodgeballs on instagram!

The Manchester Open

On 15 October, the Manchester Bees played host to British Dodgeball’s first Manchester Open. The Open was a huge success, with FIVE women’s teams entering from the Greater Manchester area – and the Queen and Killer Bees both finished in second place, narrowly missing out on Gold against superb London Storm!

Did someone say #GirlPower?!
Did someone say #GirlPower?!

Later that day, the Bees also hosted a tremendous after-party in town for those who’d made the journey to Manchester. It was a fantastic evening which showed the spirit of the sport – competitive but full of sportsmanship!

Could our Dodgeball 'Joeys' BE wearing any more clothes?!
Could our Dodgeball ‘Joeys’ BE wearing any more clothes?!

A big shout out to Barkles and Flan for arranging such a superb evening of fun and games (not to mention the dancing…) enjoyed by all!

A Super start at Superleague!

The Queen Bees know how to make an entrance – only a week after taking silver at the Manchester Open, the ladies played in their first ever Superleague Meet – and won two out of two games!

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The Queen Bees’ showing off their bling after the Manchester Open

Honey Bee #Goals

In their first two opens of the season, the Manchester Open and a week later at the Yorkshire Open, the Honey Bees have not once but twice smashed one of their team’s season targets, by reaching the knockout stage of an Open Tournament!

If team performance is any indication, the Honeys are looking good for League this season!

Bees do Halloween

Halloween fell on the eve of our All-Comers session this year, so the Bees dressed accordingly and rather than a truly terrifying fitness session, chose to have lots of fun dodgeball games, with spooktactular prizes on offer!

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Special shout-out to our fancily-dressed dodgers!

Committee update

This month we welcomed two fantastic new additions to the committee: Events Manager, Rafal Shawkat; and Sponsorship Manager, Alex Huband.  With the club going from strength to strength, we are very excited to welcome the two enthusiastic dodgeballers on board!

That’s almost it for this month – we leave you with a true demonstration of two of our blissfully happy Bees, Streather and Storey, in their natural Habitat: enjoying top class food and sharing a moment of love and appreciation for their complementary (and very exclusive) Very Special Hats at a local eatery here in Manchester.

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Would you like to join us for sports and/or socials – perhaps even earning yourself a complementary (and very special Hat) from McDonalds’ Eatery at a traditional 5am Bees’ family supper? The first step is by coming along to an All-Comers session, which take place every Tuesday, 8-9.30pm at Manchester Academy School M14 4PX.