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Building on the success of last year’s event, the newly formed, student-led Trinity Asian Society hosted another Kabaddi tournament just before half term.  

Kabaddi is a contact team sport played between two teams of seven players, originating from India and popular in many Asian countries. 

Lower Sixth student Ansh Shetty, who is one of the Asian Society leads, says, “At the beginning of this year, we formed Asian Society to educate and provide a taste of the rich culture of Asia with our school community.  

“We kicked things off in style, with a Kabaddi tournament just before the end of half term. Kabaddi is a hugely popular sport hailing from South Asia that has been played for centuries. We’ve hosted a few tournaments before that have had amazing turnouts, and we were pleased to host another great tournament this time with about 20 people playing and even more watching and supporting.  

“We are really happy with the number of people willing to expose themselves to a sport as unique as this one, and it definitely won’t be the last Kabaddi tournament we hold! 

“As well as events hosted solely by Asian Society, we have also collaborated with other societies and most recent joined forces with LitSoc to host a talk on the Indian Film Industry. There was a great turnout for this and a lively discussion that really got everyone involved.    

“There’s lots more to come too; Asian culture is full of exciting, pressing topics to discuss and we hope to continue to build this society with more exciting events and opportunities for students to get involved. Soon, we have a talk with PolSoc on the Israel-Palestine crisis and with Culture Week coming up, there will be lots to get involved in.” 

 

Trinity has more than 100 co-curricular clubs and societies, providing an opportunity for communities to develop through a range of topics and interests. Any student who is interested in setting up a new club can talk to a teacher who will support them to make that happen. 


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