Latrobe Valley Dodgeball League is organized by a non-for-profit committee made up from our playing community. This means that every dollar made goes back into the league for continued improvement and benefit to our community as a whole.
“If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
I believe in setting up good foundations on which to grow our community and our competition. This comes from both the people that volunteer their time and the practices we put in place. I am very proud of the growth our community has made to date and intend to continue striving for strong development in both our community and our competition.
I value a balance between strong competition and good community spirit. Seeing competitors go all out in a tough game whilst honestly showing one another respect & encouragement is simply amazing."
“ The league is as only good as its players and volunteers. We all need to do our part, that's why i am here!
As a player, it’s all about the camaraderie and the adrenaline rush.
I.e. A game was scored 6-7 Us vs Them on the siren. I was a fill in, my first game back after a break. Me alone, 1 vs 4. I win the round and force a tie break, then I help win the game 8-7.
I also like to think of dad jokes to try to outdo President Mitch Howell, but I never succeed.”
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’
Dodgeball in the Latrobe Valley has had a long history of being spearheaded by one or two individuals. Under those conditions the sport could never gain enough traction to help create a genuinely competitive sporting environment with the ability to grow players capable of playing beyond Traralgon and represent our dodgeball scene on a higher stage.
When our forming committee put their heads together and decided that the LVDL was possible, I saw a pathway towards building players and entering teams capable of representing our community in the higher level competitive scene at VDL. This wasn’t something that could be achieved by one person. We have the passionate committee members of the LVDL, as well as our players to thank for the opportunity to walk down this pathway."