The Naz Foundation (India) Trust organised the 7th edition of the One Nation Netball Cup, a mixed gender netball tournament that brings together adolescents from different states in India.
The event aims at promoting gender equality and appreciation of cultural diversity. It took place from April 29 – May 1, at Thyagaraj Stadium in Delhi.
The tournament provided a unique opportunity for young players who may have never gotten to be a part of such an experience. During ONNC, 18 teams from over 10 states played, participated in life skills sessions and cultural exchanges in which topics such as gender equality, mutual understanding, respect and social inclusion were addressed.
Other than this Netball Clinics were conducted to brush up the skills, Netball Shootouts as well as Fun Mela for the players, during their free time.
As per the previous ONNC, 88% of the participants believed that they learnt about gender equality and around 77% of the players learnt the importance of teamwork outside sport. “I learnt about cultural diversity since I made a lot of friends from different cultures of India and also learnt a few netball techniques from them and improved my game. The game taught us that teamwork is very important and so is gender equality”, said a participant from one of the teams at ONNC.
Team Samparc, from Maharashtra, won the tournament, followed by Team Naz Delhi and Team AASA from Goa who won the Runners-Up and Third position respectively at ONNC.