World title for district dodgeballer

Leanne Scott, second from left, was crucial in the Australian Women’s Dodgeroos team beating Austria in the final to claim their first Dodgeball World Cup Championship.

Leanne Scott, second from left, was crucial in the Australian Women’s Dodgeroos team beating Austria in the final to claim their first Dodgeball World Cup Championship.

Former Colac district woman Leanne Scott helped make history as part of the first Australian team to win an international dodgeball tournament.

Melbourne-based Scott took up the sport eight years ago, and attended the 2016 Dodgeball World Cup at Manchester, England, as co-vice captain.

Women’s team coach Craig Payne said Scott excelled at the sport because she had “an incredibly accurate throw” and was “good at surviving”.

“She’s good at blocking and all-around not getting caught out or going out.”

Payne said dodgeball was a relatively new sport at domestic, national and international levels.

“In Melbourne it has been around for seven years, worldwide around eight years.

“Four years ago we went to New Zealand and that was a bit of fun and since then it has picked up and in the last two years it has been more serious.

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