Kabaddi in England

Here you can find all updates about Kabaddi in England, from Kabaddi in school to the National team.

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Until recently rectangular kabaddi has not been widely seen in the UK, with only a simple version of the game being played in Hindu communities and in groups of Asian backgrounds.

Recently over the past few years university students decided to form Kabaddi clubs in their respective universities and this provided the catalyst to growing the sport and learning the proper rules of the game.

There are now clubs at 5 universities including University of Birmingham, Kings College London, London School of Economics, Oxford University and Imperial College London. All the clubs have both women’s teams and men’s teams.

Outside of University, there is a Birmingham team and a London team, and then there is the England Kabaddi team. The England Kabaddi team was properly formed in 2013 and recently took part in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup with players from London School of Economics and Imperial College London.

England came fourth in their group beating Australia and Argentina but losing to India, South Korea and Bangladesh.