World Dodgeball Federation

The World Dodgeball Federation, also known as WDBF, is the world governing body for the sport of dodgeball. Amongst its responsibilities are to run the Dodgeball World Championship since 2012.[1] The WDBF is an international member of The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA).[2]

World Dodgeball Federation
Region served

History edit

Formed in 2011, the organisation sought to unite different continents into one federation.[3][4] In 2012, the first Dodgeball World Championship was held in Kuala Lumpur.[5]

In 2021, WDBF's membership reached 80 members, all also members of the relevant continental federations.[6]

While earlier editions of the Dodgeball World Championship only included foam, starting with 2022, a cloth category was created.[7]

Responsibilities edit

WDBF is responsible for organising the Dodgeball World Championship. It was initially an open event, but stopped being an open event as the membership grew, and now works by qualification.[1]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "World Dodgeball Federation backs MAD, refutes claims World Championship mere invitational event". 25 October 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  2. ^ "International Members | TAFISA". Retrieved 2023-04-25.
  3. ^ "USA Dodgeball - WDBF". Archived from the original on 2022-06-13. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  4. ^ "Opinion | Why Dodgeball is for everybody". February 25, 2021. Archived from the original on June 13, 2022. Retrieved June 13, 2022.
  5. ^ Piazza, Jo; Travel, Yahoo (June 16, 2014). "The weird and wonderful dodgeball championships in Hong Kong". Archived from the original on October 18, 2017. Retrieved June 13, 2022.
  6. ^ "Why the World Dodgeball Federation is set to bounce back in 2022". November 24, 2021. Archived from the original on December 2, 2021. Retrieved June 13, 2022.
  7. ^ "Edmonton to host 2022 World Dodgeball Championships". 13 November 2021.