The British Dodgeball Code of Conduct
All dodgeball players have a duty to ensure they play by the rules and uphold themselves to the highest standards. Highly competitive play is encouraged but should never be displayed as cheating. If you respect your opponents, respect your officials and the decisions they make, then you respect the spirit of the dodgeball. This will increase the integrity of the sport and the joy of play for all.
Code of Conduct
The Dodgeball Code
The Dodgeball Code has been developed as an accessible and summarised version of British Dodgeball’s Code of Conduct. It is one of the most important aspects of dodgeball. It is about fair play, respect and sportsmanship.
The Dodgeball Code – printable resource
The Dodgeball Code – certificate
Junior Referee Guidance
The Rules Committee consists of staff members and club volunteers who care about the integrity of the sport of dodgeball.
Adult & University Rules Committee
Jessica Goshawk-Dumbrell – Director of Rules & Disciplinary
Aden Woodall – British Dodgeball
Alexandra Nelson – British Dodgeball
Ben Hoyle – British Dodgeball
Blain Murphy – Ballyhackamore Barabarians
Danny Carroll – Edinburgh Fireworks
Dominic Smith – Norwich Nighthawks
Elisa Storch – Carmarthen Wizards
Gareth Lewis – British Dodgeball
Rachael Potter – London Storm
Ryan Neale – Leamington Spartans
Junior Rules Committee
Kirsty Lunn – Head of Junior Refereeing & Rules
Alice Bowler – Youth Development Manager
Aden Woodall – British Dodgeball
Ben Hoyle – Eden Dodgeball
Brooke Thurbon – Harborough Hurricanes
Joy Neave – Flintshire Dodgeball
Mark Yates – Enderby Junior Dodgeball Club
Michael Bailey – Altrincham Dodgers
Robyn Kerrie Smith – GCG Juniors
Stephanie Robson – Hartlepool Mavericks
Victoria Foster – Wilmslow Wasps
British Dodgeball has an ongoing commitment to ensure the standards of honesty and officiating remains high in our sport so that dodgeball is accessible and enjoyable to all. As of the 21-22 season, we collect information on teams’ adherence to the Dodgeball Code and assistant refereeing performance in addition to collecting feedback about our event referees. This has been specifically designed to aid the development of dodgeball behaviour standards and officiating quality on a long term basis and not to make teams or referees feel monitored or judged from one-off performances.
After every British Dodgeball event match, we will collect information on a team’s adherence to the Dodgeball Code as well as the performance of the assistant referees. This is explained in the following document:
Event Referee Feedback Form
Before an event take place, the Head of Referees may contact your team to review main referees at an event. This should be kept confidential and you should not disclose that you are reviewing referees. After each match you play, your team captain should compete the Event Referee Feedback Form which will be emailed to you.
Like with the above ratings, this will be used to track long-term performance of referees. It will also be used for formative assessment purposes, so the Head of Referees and Referee Mentors are more aware of individual referee performance. All feedback will be anonymised before any feedback is given to referees.