Netball in India

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Netball in India
Netball at CWG 2010, India vs Jamaica.jpg
India (blue) playing Jamaica (yellow) in
netball at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Country India
Governing body Netball Federation of India
National team India

Women started playing netball in India as early as 1926.[1] 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.[1] 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.[2] National team captains include Prachi Tehlan, who captained the side that competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.[1]

Some of the important netball competitions held in India include:

Some of the top performances for the India national netball team include:

  • 2010 Nations Cup: Sixth place[4]
  • 2010 Asian Youth Netball Championship: Fourth[5]

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