Kabaddi Inspires AFL's March Into India

Kabaddi Inspires AFL's March Into India

At a sleepy corner around Perth's Kent Street is the meeting point for the Indian community. Every evening around 60-70 young immigrants converge over the game of kabaddi. They form the Perth Kabaddi Club. Kulwinder Singh, who is a regular with the Orange, says, "There are three kabaddi clubs, we have competitions against each other. We had matches during Diwali Mela last year and that was pretty big. We had about 8-10,000 people watching us. It may not be as big as the competitions in Melbourne and Sydney but it is growing. The locals take a massive interest in the sport because it is as physical as AFL. Some of them even play with us."

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