Dodgeball: Not an Underdog Story

Remember the 5 Ds of Dodgeball? Well last night eight junior lawyers from Hull JLD had their memories – and their skills – put to the test as they dodged, ducked, dipped, dived and dodged.

But this was no ordinary dodgeball match. For an added twist, the match was held at Gravity Trampoline Park in Hull.

Organised by the Hull Junior Lawyers Division and sponsored by Brooke Thornham, the event involved lawyers from local firms including Rradar, Pepperells, SJP and Wilkin Chapman.

The two teams of not-so-Average-Joes were given a safety briefing on arrival before donning their free socks and taking to the trampolines for some bouncing practice ahead of the match.

Once everyone found their bouncing feet, the evening turned competitive with three games of dodgeball. And when scores had been settled on the dodgeball court, the teams were treated to some party music for one last bounce, followed by well-deserved pizza and beers.

Our consultants Helena Ireland and Katie Pringle were there representing Brooke Thornham, and were both on the winning team. Helena says, “Trampolining was a new experience for all of us, and it’s fair to say everyone was a little bit apprehensive at first. But once we got going, we all loved it and I’d recommend it as a different way of networking. I think we realised we’re still all big kids at heart!”

Our thanks to the Hull JLD committee for organising the event. You can find out more about Hull JLD here, and if you’re looking for help or advice on your future career options, you can call any of the Brooke Thornham team on 0113 323 3056.

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