Dodgeball has bounced its way over from America to Newcastle. Tougher, meaner and way more competitive than the city's beloved football, this sport makes grown men sob like little girls. Which makes it perfect for a stag party. Bullying, intimidation - both are fine in dodgeball. Stags get into teams and face off in games where mercy is for the weak. You will go up against the opposition in a tournament with lots of different dodgeball games. Instructors will explain everything and get the games underway. Whether you actually pecker-slap the opposition like Dodgeball's Patches O'Houlihan is entirely up to you!
Anyone can dodge a ball. It's how fast you do it that matters. There are no excuses in this game. No one cares about your dodgy back or knee injury - this isn't St James' Park! Playing in two or more teams - depending on the size of your stag party - you'll start off with traditional dodgeball. After that, your host will mix things up with variations like 'British Bulldodge' and 'Gang Up on the Stag'.
If you're looking for stuff to do on a hangover in Newcastle, dodgeball is ideal. Stag night hangovers will be sweated out in seconds. Forget scoffing a full English at a cafe in trendy Jesmond. What you need is sweat, taunting and competitiveness! It's the only way to get the boys back on form after a very messy night on Bigg Market or the Diamond Strip if you're a posh lot.
In a nutshell:
Dodgeball event with plenty of different games
Your very own host and referee
Basic instruction - there's not much to it
Allow around 90 minutes (varies according to group size)