Manchester juniors conquer World Cup Dodgeball

On Sunday 17 April young people from Community (Youth) on Solid Ground (COSG/YOSG) became the winners of the junior tournament at the Dodgeball World Cup.

The young people from COSG flew through the preliminary rounds in previous months to reach the final stage, where they faced a team from Wigan. The worthy winners took home the spoils and the trophy as a result of a straight sets victory, winning three consecutive games.

The young players completed the clean sweep after months of training in a small community church hall, within Whalley Range. COSG Dodgeball Level 2 coaches trained the players for at least one session each week.

This victory came not only as a result of their devotion and commitment but it also came in correspondence with the great team spirit and unity inherent within the team, who are also part of the same successful junior football team Fletcher Moss YSG U10’s. After hearing of the outstanding result, Sport England tweeted its congratulations to the sport’s first world champions and also to COSG.

The young people are all part of the Youth on Solid Ground set up that works with young people and communities across Manchester and beyond. This was a massive success for both COSG and the young people who partook in the event, now they are hoping to perpetuate their success in the sport.

COSG’s ethos is to communicate with young people and to inspire them so that they comprehend that they can add value to their local communities. COSG bridge the gap between adults and the young by enabling them to discuss whatever issues are causing them difficulty and by celebrating their talents and achievements.

To find out more about the work of COSG, to volunteer, to get involved, or to fundraise please contact David Marsh Sports Co-ordinator at Community (Youth) on Solid Ground on 0161 862 0955 or at

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