Meet the Club – London Knights

(published on House of Dodge, 25/01/2022) From launching at the same time as the coronavirus, to fighting for the top spot in the South Eastern regional league, London Knights have certainly had a colourful first few years as a dodgeball club.  It’s easy to forget among the plethora of London clubs now – Saints, Knights,Continue reading “Meet the Club – London Knights”

BUCS Report – League Meet 2

[published on House of Dodge, 09/12/21] Since the last BUCS report, two teams have held onto their leads; three have been usurped; three leagues simply didn’t meet; and two were cancelled due to hall booking problems, because, well, of course they were. It’s comforting to know that even with the relative glitz and glamour ofContinue reading “BUCS Report – League Meet 2”

Review: “Zorrie” by Laird Hunt

[published on Bandit Fiction, 24/10/2021] Finishing Zorrie and finding out, through his acknowledgements section, that Laird Hunt kept a copy of Virginia Woolf’s The Waves on hand throughout the writing process is the least surprising part of a novel that, generally, does not try very hard to surprise you. Zorrie is a gentle book, or at least is trying to be.Continue reading “Review: “Zorrie” by Laird Hunt”

An Interview with Lynn Buckle, Author of “What Willow Says”

[published on Bandit Fiction, 11/07/2021] Lynn Buckle is the author of two novels, the latest of which, What Willow Says, was published by epoque press in May 2021. She lives on the Bog of Allen in Rathangen, Ireland, where she is a UNESCO Cities of Literature Writer in Residence. She is the founder of the IrishContinue reading “An Interview with Lynn Buckle, Author of “What Willow Says””

Review: “What Willow Says” by Lynn Buckle

[published on Bandit Fiction, 05/07/2021] How do you fill the gaps where no words exist? That’s the question at the heart of What Willow Says, a novel which follows the interactions of a deaf granddaughter and her grandmother as the two connect over their shared love of nature. [Read more]

The Return of National Dodgeball Leagues!

[posted on House of Dodge, 29/10/2021] This season, there are a total of six national dodgeball leagues for adults in England. In the women’s division, there’s the Super League and League 1; for the men, there’s Super League, and Leagues 1, 2, and 3. This isn’t even counting the numerous other leagues that have alreadyContinue reading “The Return of National Dodgeball Leagues!”

BUCS Report – League 1

[published on House of Dodge, 26/10/2021] The first BUCS dodgeball weekend has come and gone at last, and the scores are in. Some familiar faces litter the tops of all the tables, though, surprisingly, not in the orders we’ve come to expect. Off the back of two COVID affected seasons, it may be that theseContinue reading “BUCS Report – League 1”

Cloth Vs Foam Dodgeball: The Showdown

[published on House of Dodge, 04/09/21] This is the final showdown: which is better, foam or cloth dodgeball? You probably read the title, sighed, and clicked anyway. We’ve all been there. We’ve heard the arguments. We know which form is the best – it’s the one you already play – and every other form isContinue reading “Cloth Vs Foam Dodgeball: The Showdown”

Dodgeball: The Story So Far

[published on House of Dodge, 28/07/2021] What do Greek poems, Ben Stiller, and Norfolk have in common? Besides being acquired tastes, they’re all key moments in the great, sprawling history of dodgeball.  For millennia, people have gathered together to enjoy the great act of trying to pelt each other with flying objects in a fun,Continue reading “Dodgeball: The Story So Far”