On 27th November, 2016, ICC successfully organised its third activity for the semester: Dodgeball Competition, 2016, in the Sports’ Pavilion – Training Hall B.
Inaugural Match between Shiu Pong College (Left) and Pearl Jubilee College (Right) – With Special Guests: Mr. Paul Pang (Dean of Students), Prof. David Pong (Master CKY College) and Prof. Walter Ho (Associate Master CKY College)
Mixed-gendered teams representing the nine colleges were divided into two groups for the qualifying stage. Only the top two teams from each group advanced into the semi-finals.
Dodgeball is a game in which players on two teams try to throw balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves. There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.
Playing Dodgeball increases agility and balance: Players running across a court improve agility as they adjust their bodies at a rapid pace. It can also help them to improve their balance.
The game improves hand-to-eye coordination: To successfully hit other players, throwers need to coordinate their throws not only with the other players’ current location, but also take into account where the ball lands.
In fact, Dodgeball is a great form of anaerobic exercise: The short bursts of sprinting involved in a game of dodgeball can improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure and pulse, improving circulation and burning calories. In addition, the game also builds teamwork and leadership skills by having the players working closely with each other to eliminate the opposition.
Team building is a great way to enhance collaboration and also hone gain leadership skills
In the second round the top three teams that advanced to the next stage of the competition played each other twice. CKY College won all their matches, and were crowned College Champions 2016, while CTY College came in second place; and MCM College Coming in third place.