International Roll Ball Federation announces the launch of Roll Ball – World Cup Season 3

International Roll Ball Federation announces the launch of Roll Ball

World Cup – Season 3

 50 countries to participate in this year’s game

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Mumbai, June 15, 2015: International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF) announced the launch of Roll Ball World Cup – Season 3 at Goregaon Sports Club today. The World Cup is scheduled to take place from 14th to 20th of December 2015. The event was inaugurated at the hands of Raju Dabhade, Inventor, Roll Ball. Present at the event, were the committee members of International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF) amd Roll Ball Federation of India (RBFI). The Indian Roll Ball team for this year’s World Cup match was introduced during the press conference. A brief history of Roll Ball along with a preview of previous matches was showcased at the event. As per the statement issued by IRBF to the media, the companies Miracle Epic Events and Vedoo4UEvents will jointly manage the entire World Cup for this year.

Roll Ball was invented in Pune in the year 2003. The game is a combination of Skating, Handball and Basketball. Roll Ball is the only sport in the world, which has reached to a World Cup stage in 12 years. To add to this, International Roll Ball Federation is the only sports federation based in India. There is no international sports federation in India for any other sport. This is a perfect “Made in India Sports Model”. The game is prominent in Europe and Middle East. India alone has 1,00,000 players who play Roll Ball.

Raju Dabhade, Inventor, Roll Ball & General Secretary, IRBF
Raju Dabhade, Inventor, Roll Ball & General Secretary, IRBF

At the event Mr. Raju Dabhade, Inventor, Roll Ball explained to the media, how even after becoming an international game invented in India, the sport is not famous like other games. He further says, “This year’s World Cup will be the 3rd Roll Ball World Cup and will be organized at Pune. After World Cup, Roll Ball will be competing to get registered in Olympics. So far, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has already recognized us. We are sure we will soon be widely recognized across India as we already have had a good response in other countries in Europe and Middle East”

Speaking to the media at the event, Mr. Gaurav Gore, CEO, Miracle Epic, says, “We always see international games creating a benchmark in India and attracting heavy audience. IPL, PRO Kabaddi, Football league, CCL, Badminton League, Tennis League are few games which have become tremendously famous and showing a flamboyant image to youth. This year, after Cricket World Cup and IPL Season 8, India is all set to deliver Roll Ball World Cup Season – 3 on a large scale for the first time. Roll ball has done 2 World Cups successfully in Pune and Kenya with 30 countries. This is the first time India will host 50 countries at the same time for one game.”

IRBF Comittee Members & Players at the Press Conference

About Roll Ball: Raju Dabhade invented Roll Ball in 2003 in Pune. The game is a combination of Skating, Handball and Basketball. It is the only sport in the world, which has reached to a World Cup stage in 12 years. It is a perfect “Made in India Sports Model”.

The game is prominent in Europe and Middle East. India alone has 1,00,000 players who play Roll Ball. Roll ball has done 2 World Cups successfully in Pune and Kenya with 30 countries and plans to organize the 3rd World Cup in 2015 in Pune with participation of 50 countries. Roll Ball is in the pipeline to be registered in Olympics. So far, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has already recognized the game.

Roll Ball is managed and supervised by two sports bodies i.e. International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF) amd Roll Ball Federation of India (RBFI). International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF) is the only sports federation based in India. For more information, please visit, www.rollball.org

About Roll Ball

 Raju Dabhade invented Roll Ball in 2003 in Pune. The game is a combination of Skating, Handball and Basketball. It is the only sport in the world, which has reached to a World Cup stage in 12 years. It is a perfect “Made in India Sports Model”. The game is prominent in Europe and Middle East. India alone has 1,00,000 players who play Roll Ball. Roll ball has done 2 World Cups successfully in Pune and Kenya with 35 countries and plans to organize the 3rd World Cup in 2015 in Pune with participation of 50 countries. Roll Ball is in the pipeline to be registered in Olympics. So far, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has already recognized the game. Roll Ball is managed and supervised by two sports bodies i.e. International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF) amd Roll Ball Federation of India (RBFI). International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF) is the only sports federation based in India.

 

Raju Dabhade’s Journey

 Raju Dabhade used to deliver newspapers on roller skates. He rose through the ranks in roller speed skating and later, after retiring from competitive skating, became a physical education teacher. However, the competitive edge never left him. He set his sights on creating an all-new sport, something that would “make a name for India, a game born in India that will be the pride of India’s sports identity. The idea for roll ball came to him one afternoon in 2003 when an errant basketball interrupted his skating instruction. Roller-skating on old school quads is still popular in India and ball sports are always well liked. Therefore, he decided to combine the two.

The Indian Olympic Association recognized the sport in 2006. By then Dabhade had spread it not only around India, but internationally as well. He used his own money from the sale of his ancestral land to finance trips abroad to introduce the sport and establish teams in places as distant and diverse as Kenya and Belarus. It worked so well that it was a Danish team, and not an Indian team, that won the initial world cup.

Raju Dabhade was awarded the “Raja Mantri Puraskar’’ by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr.. Vilasrao Deshmukh on 19th December 2005, for his contribution towards Roll ball and Roller skating. He shared his idea with colleagues in MES Balshikshan Mandir English Medium School, Kothrud,Pune, where he is a sport teacher. His colleagues supported his idea whole-heartedly and helped him setting up the Basic and Technical Rules and Regulations for this new game.

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