More than 120 Peel board secondary school students will have the opportunity to compete in the second annual kabaddi tournament on June 7 at the Powerade Centre.
Originating in India and Pakistan, Kabaddi combines elements of rugby, tag and wrestling. Kabaddi has become highly popular in Peel region in the last couple of years.
The raiders will take turns running across to the other team’s court, tagging members of the opposing team and returning to their side of the field. Points are awarded based on the number of players tagged and the team that scores the most points wins the match.
A total of 12 teams – eight boys and four girls teams – will compete in the tournament. Schools participating include Fletchers Meadow SS, Louise Arbour SS, Mississauga SS and Turner Fenton SS. There will also be a Peel United Team in each division comprising of players from all schools participating.
Greetings will be provided by Harkirat Singh, trustee, Brampton Wards 9 and 10.
Special guests attending the event will include MP Raj Grewal, Brampton East and city councillor Gurpreet Dhillon, Brampton Wards 9 and 10.
The tournament will begin with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. on June 7 and will end with an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. The tournament is open to the public and media. The Powerade Centre is located at 7575 Kennedy Rd. S. in Brampton.
Nikki Johal, Communications Assistant, Peel District School Board, 905-890-1010 ext. 2098, [email protected]