On the 25th of February, a group of local 6th formers travelled to Birmingham to compete in the annual National kho-kho competition – the Dharmic Games. Kho-kho is an ancient Indian sport that is still enjoyed by 25+ countries around the world. This sport was taken up by the Hindu societies of AGGS, SGS and AGSB who created a dynamic 6th form team. Roshni Prabhu (year 13) and Jahnavi Parekh (year 12) represented AGGS as 2 of the 11 players selected.
After attending and winning the North Zone competition in November, Trafford Hindu Society were determined to create waves at a national event, especially as they were the only 6th form team competing at this competition. The event was organised and orchestrated by NHSF (National Hindu Student’s Forum), an organisation that was affiliated with AGGS Hindu society.
After beating the university teams of Birmingham, Liverpool, Warwick and Coventry by incredibly large margins during the group stage, the team moved onto the quarter-finals against the University of Nottingham. This was an intense game but in the end, Trafford Hindu Society came out victorious. This only meant one thing; They were in the semi-finals against Sheffield University, a team that Trafford Hindu Society beat at the zonal competition just a few months before. Unfortunately, Sheffield dominated the court and ultimately won the National title.
Despite this, Trafford Hindu Society remained upbeat and cheerful even on the long ride home as this was an experience that could not be forgotten, taking pride in how far they came as the UK’s only 6th form kho-kho team to play at a national level.
Written by Jahnavi – AGGS Media Team