Salford City Academy students have been left buzzing after their dodgeball team received a special gift from local dodgeball club the Manchester Bees.
The Bees have kindly donated their old equipment to the academy after hearing about students’ passion for the sport.
Held as an after-school club over the last five years, dodgeball has become increasingly popular at the Peel Green school. It has around 40 members who meet on a weekly basis.
The academy recently represented Salford at the Greater Manchester School Games in dodgeball. The Bees also run several coaching sessions with the young enthusiasts.
Salford City Academy Principal Melanie Haselden said:
“We are so grateful to the Manchester Bees for this kind gesture and for supporting, coaching and encouraging our dodgeball team. It is great to see how much our students enjoy it, while getting the opportunity to develop sportsmanship and teamwork skills along the way.
“We certainly plan to put the equipment to good use and have high hopes for the team at the next School Games tournament!”