Dodgeball wins support with play fund donation

University of Bedfordshire roadshow
University of Bedfordshire roadshow

Bedford Community Dodgeball Club is celebrating a £300 windfall.

The cash has comed from the MARS Milk Play Fund and will help set up a new team and support current players.

Bedford Community Dodgeball Club.

Bedford Community Dodgeball Club.

The club, which has 35 members, was set up three years ago by three university graduates who wanted to make dodgeball available to the local community. Open to all ages and abilities, the club has won the Dodgeball Premier League Double in both the men and women’s categories.

Johnathan Rudland, a Bedford Community Dodgeball Club player, says: “Our club aim is to make dodgeball more widely available for people in the area. As part of this we would like to set-up a junior team.

“This donation from the MARS Milk Play Fund will help us to cover the initial costs involved in setting up an additional team and supporting our current players.”

If you are interesting in joining Bedford Community Dodgeball Club the club are currently taking a summer break but will be starting training again in September. If you are interested contact the team at or by calling Charlotte Josiah on 0744 6958711.

The MARS Milk Play Fund was set up to help individuals, clubs and groups to play more. The MARS Milk Play Fund, runs until October 4, 2015 and has two £300 awards to donate each week. There is also a £1,000 monthly award, where the public can vote for their favourite individual, club or team.

The fund is open to individuals, clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be aged 18 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.

And for tech fans, the fund is also giving away the very latest gadgets every week.

Applications to the fund can be made on the MARS Milk website