Rollball federation of India, conducted 11th junior national meet at JJ indoor basketball stadium, kilpauk garden Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Rollball Association of Tamilnadu has organised Three day event from 23rd Oct to 25th Oct 2017.
Around 400 players both Boys & Girls participated from all over India.
Boys Final played on 25th October between UP and Assam, and UP won the match, 11/6 (boys)
Girls Final played between Assam and Maharashtra,And Maharashtra won match by 6/3 (girls).
Mr.Karthi actor and treasurer of nadigar sangam, presented the championship trophy and Medals to the champions, in the presence of Mr.Manoj yadav, Vice president of RBFI,Mr.Subramaniyam, Chairman of RBAT,Mr.Kalyanam, President of Chennai Rollball association,Mr.Nanjundeeswaran, Mr.Boopathi and Mr.Robin Rajikanthan.
M.P.Subramaniam ,organising chairman of RBATpoints out that the Tamil Nadu youth is well aware of roll ball and there are about 3,500 players. Various universitiesapproved this sport and top players can get admission for higher education in sports quota. In Chennai alone, there are about 18 roll ball teams and the game is being taught at Shenoy Nagar Park, among others. There are many schools and colleges that want to train their students in the game. But this cannot be played on regular grounds. We need to have concrete, wooden or well-laid-out grounds that are uneven.The only constraint with the game is that this sport can be played only on concrete grounds.
Raju Dabhade said that “This sport will help students and players interact and exchange cultural values and views. It will also create a sense of unity and brotherhood between them,“ he wants to promote this game across the world and make this game popular among school and college students..
ABOUT ROLL BALL
Roll ball or rollball is a sport similar to basketball or handball that is played on inline roller skates. The play consists of two teams of six players each, five field players and a goal tender. Players move toward the goal while dribbling or passing a ball similar to a basketball, with the aim of throwing the ball into a goal at each end of the court. The team that is able to score more goals wins. There are two referees in a match. The ball can be held in either one or both the hands, even during passing and shooting. Player interaction is similar to basketball in that a player must dribble the ball while carrying it. A player may dribble, pass or throw the ball with single or both the hands. It is a violation to run or roll with the ball without dribbling or to deliberately kick or block the ball it with any part of the leg. To accidentally come into contact or touch the ball with the foot or leg is not a violation. Players may also not strike the ball with a fist. Foul rules are similar to those of association football, including the use of yellow cards and red cards.
The main aim of International Roll Ball Federation is to promote this India Born game in all countries of the world and to make this game popular among the school and college students. This event will help the students / players to Interact & exchange their Cultural values and views with others. It will also create a sense of unity and brotherhood between them.It is certainly not an easy task to introduce a NEW GAME in to the main-Flow of the sports world. What encourages to continue efforts to introduce, Popularize, Develop, REFIN AND organize the new game of ROLL BALL, is the THRILL and the JOY, and the INVOLVEMENT and the FIERCE COMPETITIVE SPIRIT that can be seen on the faces of the children who played the trial matches and the inaugural matches.
Roll ball, a new sport game invented by Raju Dabhade of Pune, India, while he was the sports teacher at MES Bal Shikshan Mandir, English Medium School. He is also the Secretary of the International Roll Ball Federation started this game in 2003 and the first tournament was held in Pune, in 2005. Currently , this game is being played in 25 states of India besides several other countries.
INTERNATIONAL ROLL BALL FEDERATION
Address:- 122/A, Tejashree Park Soc., Erandwana, Gavthan, karve Road, Pune 411004, Maharashtra, INDIA