Netball in India
|Netball in India|
India (blue) playing Jamaica (yellow) in
netball at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
|Governing body||Netball Federation of India|
Women started playing netball in India as early as 1926. The Sports Authority of India and the Government of India have provided a lot of funding with the goal of improving the performance of the country's youth national team. Netball Federation of INDIA was established in 1978 by Ch Jagat Singh ChOuhan hailing from Haryana who was an alumnus of YMCA College of Physical Education of Madras (now Chennai) and at the same year he organised the first national championships in Jind, Haryana with great contribution of Mrs Shashi Prabha. Mr Jagat Singh Chouhan was founder/father of Handball, Netball and Throwball games in India. His effortd in Germany during Munich Olympics (1972) helped in making these a legacy in India. India had a national team compete in the fifth Asian Netball Championships in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2001. National team captains include Prachi Tehlan, who captained the side that competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Some of the important netball competitions held in India include:
- The 2010 Commonwealth Games
- The 7th Asian Youth Netball Championship, held from 3 to 10 July 2010, at the Thyagaraj Stadium.
Some of the top performances for the India national netball team include:
- Government of Sri Lanka (21 July 2001). "5th Asian Netball Championship next week in Colombo". Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- International Federation of Netball Associations (21 January 2011a). "Current World Rankings". Retrieved 4 March 2011.
- International Federation of Netball Associations (15 June 2008). "History of Netball". Retrieved 2 March 2011. Check date values in:
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- Netball Singapore (2011b). "Milestones". Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- Netball Singapore (13 December 2010a). "NTUC FairPrice Foundation Nations Cup 2010". Retrieved 3 March 2011.
- Sagar, Naresh (4 July 2010). "Asian Youth Netball Championship". Sagar Media. Retrieved 2 March 2011.