Welcome to the website of Cheadle & Gatley Griffins Dodgeball Club

We previously ran Junior and Adult sessions at Cheadle College, however we have now changed location to Parrs Wood High School Sports centre. Please click here for current session info




Who We Are

Cheadle & Gatley Griffins Dodgeball Club were originally a ladies group set up by Life Leisure in October 2016 as part of a “Wish I Tried” incentive in Stockport.

18 months later two of our members, Emma Milser and Linzi McCoy,  qualified as British Dodgeball level 2 coaches and took over running the sessions.

This enabled the club to become a self-sufficient and British Dodgeball recognised member club, being funded by the subs that are paid each week on a pay when you play basis.

Our members range from ages 6 to 60 and the main focus for our sessions are to have fun and making new friends along the way.

In September 2018 we successfully launched our junior section, for ages 6 to 16 which has been a real success, led by Coach Jordan Black (Manchester Bees).

Dodgeball is a great way to get fit and have fun at the same time. There are no limitations on age, fitness or size in this sport, it is truly a sport for all.

We have met some really nice teams along the way, entering tournaments for those who like the more competitive side, who have shown lots of encouragement and support.

Don’t forget to follow our adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Our Coaches

Emma Milser
I live in Gatley, I’m a wife, mum to two girls and have been a nurse since I was 19 years old. My career, mostly in critical care has taught me many things…fundamentally that I love meeting and dealing with people from all walks of life…and that life can be very short. Hence, when I saw a local Facebook post for ‘I Wish I’d tried’ ladies dodgeball I jumped at the chance to try something new!

I’ve not played a team sport since I was at school and soon found that I really enjoyed the camaraderie and fun that playing dodgeball brought.

Fast forward 18 months and I’m still loving playing and have made firm friendships through the team. I’ve also been introduced to many lovely members of the wider dodgeball community.

Linzi McCoy and I recently completed our level 2 dodgeball coaching qualification which coincided with the club becoming self sufficient. So I have now taken over coaching alongside Linzi, who has been a good friend for several years.

It’s a steep learning curve, but we are passionate about the club and the sport. We have great members who are incredibly supportive and we couldn’t be doing this without them!

Linzi McCoy
I have lived in the Cheadle / Heald Green area all my life, I’m married and have a daughter who also loves dodgeball. I work as an accounts manager for a small company in Hazel Grove and have been there for 12 years.

I have known Emma Milser for several years and when she suggested trying dodgeball I thought ‘why not’ it would be a great chance to try something new and meet new people. It’s been a long time since I’ve played a team sport like this and I really enjoyed it, the fun of playing dodgeball was really refreshing. I’ve now played for 18 months and have made many friendships, both on the team and across British Dodgeball, and everyone is very supportive.

Along with Emma, I completed my level 2 dodgeball coaching qualification just as our club became self sufficient, so we have now taken over the coaching. It’s an exciting new era for the club which we are really looking forward to, and the support of our members drives us forward.


Training Sessions

Training sessions are currently running as follows:

At:   Parrs Wood High School – Sports Centre (Main Hall), Wilmslow Road, East Didsbury, M20 5PG

TUESDAYS until 21 May 2024:

  • from 7-8pm (Ages 6-12) – full
  • from 8-9pm (Ages 13-15) – full
  • from 8-9pm (16+) – places available 

TUESDAYS from 4 June 2024 onwards:

  • from 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Ages 10 and under)
  • from 7:30pm to 8:30pm (Ages 11-12)
  • from 8:30pm to 9:30pm (Ages 13+ and Adults session)

The sports centre is a separate building situated behind the school. Please follow the access road round to the back of the site.

£3.50 (juniors) / £4 (adults) per session, first session free.

Please enquire about places for our Junior sessions by email to dodge@cheadlegatleygriffins.co.uk  as we currently have a waiting list.

Once a place has been offered, prior to the first session please complete our player registration form:

Juniors Registration Form by clicking here.

Adults Registration Form by clicking here.




How to Find Us

Email: dodge@cheadlegatleygriffins.co.uk

Sessions:  Parrs Wood High School – Sports Centre (Main Hall), Wilmslow Road, East Didsbury, M20 5PG

The sports centre is a separate building situated behind the school. Please follow the access road round to the back of the site.