UK Dodgeball Association is the National Governing Body (NGB) for dodgeball in the UK and undertakes a number of roles. The sport is not funded by Sport England.
Strategic Direction and Leadership
UKDBA sets the strategic direction for the sport and for the NGB using input from many areas including it’s own staff, the Board and through interaction with the volunteers who work for dodgeball.
Playing of the Sport
UKDBA co-ordinates the competition structure throughout the sport and runs the Women’s Dodgeball Premier League, Men’s Dodgeball Premier League, as well as National League competitions, University Championships and a whole host of other tournaments. It also ensures that an appropriate disciplinary code is in place and ensures that there is a development pathway for players.
Best Practice Knowledge Transfer
The Development Team co-ordinates the transfer of knowledge of best practice throughout the sport. The sharing of ideas with other National Governing Bodies also takes place.
Interface with External Bodies
UKDBA acts as the interface for the sport with national bodies such as Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland, sportscotland, Sport Wales, UK Sport, Youth Sports Trust, Sport Recreation & Alliance, County Sports Partnerships and Local Authorities. Funding streams from such bodies are used by the UKDBA to develop the sport throughout the country (if available and successful with the application process).
UKDBA is also a member of the World Dodgeball Association (WDA), and the European Dodgeball Federation (EDBF).
Marketing and Sponsorship
UKDBA undertakes a lead role in developing the image of the sport, of marketing it and of securing sponsorship packages.
International Squad Management
UKDBA’s performance team is responsible for talent identification and development of athletes for the U19 and senior men’s and women’s England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales squads.