History of Throwball

Throwing a Ball across two persons or two groups of people was a recreational play observed during 1930s in Australia and England. It was accepted as very popular play during the leisure period, especially by the women. Therefore, basically these Throwball play was norm to be as women game. It is believed that this Throwball reached India through YMCA, most probably during 1940. Initially this play was restricted to Chennai and later in 1950s reached Bangalore. Dr. H.C Buck, Head of the department YMCA college of Physical Education, Chennai, formulated preliminary guidelines for the first time, during 1955. Almost after 15 years, this play of Throwball was Patronaged by Throwball Federation of India (TFI) at Bangalore, led by B.M Rachappa, Director of Physical Education, University of Bangalore. Simultaneously this play was well accepted at School and College level by both Boys & Girls, while sports and recreation clubs started playing Throwball in a bigger fashion. T.Ramanna, a humble sports lover and promoter form Bangalore, shouldered the responsibility of organizing a National Level Throwball Championship for the first time at the Bangalore, during 1980. Further a National level Organization, TFI was re-established under the leadership of T.Ramanna and in the year 1985, draft rules were framed. Ministry of Sports, Govt. of India, Recognized TFI as National level Sports Organization, in 1989. The Game of Throwball has been develop and became a popular game among Men & Women in all the States wide over the Country by 1990. Prof. Dayanand Agsar, another sports lover and promoter from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga edited the First Copy of rules and regulation of Throwball Game 1990, under the direction of T.Ramanna, Secretary General, TFI. The great sports vision of T.Ramanna moved the National Level Organization, TFI to Asian level Organization, ATF from 1996 onwards, including the countries South Korea, Srilanka, Japan, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Keeping the youth in mind with the view of the faster development of the game the second edition of the rule and regulation book and the modified ball was brought by TFI, during 2000. To promote the game effectively at International level, the Asian Throwball Federation under the guidance of T.Ramanna Organized the First Asian Throwball Championship at Kolkata, during the year 2000 and second Asian Throwball Championship at Chennai during the year 2005. The indigenous sports vision of T.Ramanna aimed the World level and established International Throwball Federation (ITF) during August 2002. Chief office of the ITF is established at Bangalore and the regional office is located at South Korea, where Dr.Le Jong Young being the secretary in charge. Several others who are thriving very hard for the development and promotion of the game at International level are Abdul Halim Bin Khader, Singapore and K.Berg, Australia, etc. In view of the popularity and fast promotion of the game and to strengthen the game technically sound at International Level, the preset third edition book edited by Prof. Dayanand Agsar, on Game and Rules of the Throwball of International Throwball Federation was published by Chief Secretary General, ITF Bangalore in 2007. In view of the competitiveness and technical skills, the game is being played at different levels such as States, Nationals and  International Level.