Welcome to the next CGG quarterly newsletter!
It’s great to have these look backs over the past few weeks as it really makes us realise what we’ve achieved!
Our sessions continue at Cheadle College each Tuesday 7.45-9pm. Despite it being in the midst of holiday season we are maintaining great numbers week in week out. We’ll keep you posted about summer holiday arrangements, but are hoping to keep the sessions going throughout July/ August. As long as there’s demand we’ll deliver!!!
We’re really pleased that Anna and Steph successfully completed their level 2 in April. Steph has been running some great sessions for us, check out her bio on our website. Unfortunately Anna broke her finger badly on the day, but now it’s healing is looking forward to getting stuck back in at the club!!! There is a level 2 running in Manchester on 8th July. If anyone is interested please speak to us as there may be potential for subsidy.
We took part in the Manchester Open in April and thoroughly enjoyed it. The British Dodgeball Opens are always a great opportunity to develop and learn from the experience. They also enable us to meet the fantastic wider dodgeball community. Don’t be afraid of joining us on one if you’re new to the club. New season open dates should be released in July so we will get a planner going once out.
We look forward to seeing those great girls again soon!
The pilot British Dodgeball city league started in April and runs through to August. It’s a mixed league and we’ve been fortunate to have some great guys playing with us,
which enabled us to enter 3 teams!!! Feedback from our members has been ace! All the ladies are enjoying and developing from it. As a club we are loving the opportunity to mix it up with the guys, and other club members that have joined us. It shows the amazing diversity of Manchester dodgeball … we have MUDS/Bees/Griffins/Storm all playing together, all levels of experience which epitomises the inclusivity of the sport! We look forward to the next 3 meets and to see what British Dodgeball have planned from Sept onwards.
We are thrilled to have adopted Emmeline’s Pantry as our CGG chosen charity. Emmeline’s is a Manchester food-bank with a difference. It helps women that have found themselves in difficult circumstances, and their children. You can read more on their website .
We have done 2 collections for them so far, a toiletry collection in May and most recently a clothing collection. Your generosity has been overwhelming and we look forward to continuing to support them.
We also did a CGG tournament for Sports Relief and raised an amazing £121!! We cannot thank you all enough #deedsnotwords
If any newer members want to order training tops or tournament tops let us know. These have been hugely popular! CGG have customised balls on order too and if you want your own you can buy for £10
In May we successfully applied and were granted council funding to develop a community children’s dodgeball club. The council were very keen to support this. So we are excited to be starting a children’s element up in September at Cheadle College each Tuesday from 6.30-7.30pm. Any help in supporting sessions / publicising them will be most appreciated, and do please bring your little Grifflets along!
We love spreading the dodgeball word and getting people involved in the sport we love! Emma M & Linzi delivered a session to Gatley Guides in May. Not sure if the girls or the ladies enjoyed it more!, but it was a great evening and we’ve promised to repeat one in autumn.
Gatley Sports Day took place in April and we went along and got lots of people playing dodgeball!!
Gatley Festival is next on our agenda on 1 July where we will have a stand promoting all things dodgeball #comejoinin
We’ve enjoyed a couple of lovely socials at our sponsor restaurant Piccolo, and most recently Yara. Our social secretary is busily arranging the next!
Don’t forget we have a competition running throughout the summer months. Post pics of you wearing your Griffins tops on tour and 2 of you will be randomly selected to win a CGG customised dodgeball. Get snapping your summer adventures!
Upcoming events / dates
3rd League meet 25 June
4th League meet 23 July
5th League meet with social afterwards 20 August
Gatley Festival 1 July
Delicious Express charity open ( followed by British Dodgeball AGM/ delicious social) 14 July
British Champs 23 June
MUDS fundraiser 21 July
CGG fundraiser 23 Sept
Please ask if you would like any further information on any of the above.
Thanks for reading and being part of our dodgeball family
Chairman: Linzi McCoy
Treasurers: Rose Batty & Catherine Offord
Secretary: Rebecca Rooney
Welfare Officer: Louise Birchall
Social Secretary: Emma Milser
League/Tournament Coordinators: Linzi McCoy, Emma Milser & Steph Walker