WORCESTERSHIRE Virtue Empire hosted and entered six teams into the Heart Warriors Dodgeball Cup to raise money for Bethany’s Legacy charity.

Five of their adult and junior teams finished in the top three positions.

The main adult side Virtue Empire collected three solid wins in the play-off stages, only losing against England Premier League club Leicester Minotaurs.

They finished second and advanced to the final where they claimed the silver medal.

The first round went to Minotaurs but Virtue won the second.

The game continued to be a gripping battle but the more experienced Minotaurs triumphed.

Worcestershire's The Sin Family, with three club members and three inexperienced relatives, overcame the odds in the battle for third by defeating the more experienced Cannock’s MDL All-Stars to secure bronze.

The biggest win went to Virtue Juniors who defeated Minotaurs in the play-off stages but missed the semi-finals by a few points.

In the under 14s tournament the club's Bewdley Virtue, Kidderminster Kestrels and the new Worcester Kwon team were first, second and third respectively.

Tournament entry fees and raffle ticket money raised £180 for Bethany’s Legacy who cater for children with heart conditions.

“The event was a huge success,” said Brian Williams, founder and head coach of the organisers Worcestershire Virtue Empire.

“We raised money for a great cause and made Worcestershire aware of the sport we love.

"The founder of the charity wants to join our dodgeball club and take it up as a sport and he has asked me to run another tournament for him in July.

"I plan to make society healthier by promoting dodgeball open to all ages across Worcester, Droitwich, Bewdley and Kidderminster."

They will be starting a new club in Stourbridge later this year. For information on joining call Williams on 07934 747401.