The World Dodgeball Federation (WDBF) is the international governing body for the sport of dodgeball. Founded in 2011, the non-profit organization is established under the Laws of Canada and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
The need for a single body to oversee the sport became apparent with the increasing popularity of international fixtures. The founding members are national associations chosen from a poll of countries that have developed dodgeball as a sport in their respective countries. WDBF has successfully standardized the rules and equipment for international competition.
WDBF's supreme legislative body is the WDBF board, an assembly made up of representatives from each affiliated member association. The board connects frequently to discuss upcoming fixtures, projects and initiatives that are taking place within their respective associations and the WDBF. The board meets at the annual assembly where decisions are made relating to the WDBF’s government statutes, their method of implication and application. The board approves the annual report and decides on the acceptance of new national associations and holds elections. Only the board can pass changes to WDBF's statutes and is the main decision making body of the organization in the intervals of congress. WDBF's organizational structure also consists of several other bodies under the board that include; the finance committee, the disciplinary committee and the referees committee.
In total, WDBF recognizes 7 national associations and their associated national teams. Each national dodgeball association (full member) has one vote, regardless of the size or strength of its dodgeball community.
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