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ABULA BALL GAME IN LONDON -LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN( EDIBLE AND PLAYABLE GAME)

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Upper Norwood Recreation Ground

Upper Norwood Recreation Ground

Chevening Road, West Norwood London South London SE19 3PY

SE19 3PY

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BRIEF HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF ABULA BALL GAME


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The game is played in a court of 16m x 8m over a high net of 2.44m from the turf. It is a four aside game with four substitutes allowed on each side, substituting only twice in a set. There are 13 major rules and regulations guiding the game. It is a very popular in schools, clubs and national competitions. It received IOC patronage in 1994 through Sport for All and the Nigeria Olympic Committee.

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It is now a regular medal scoring event at the Biennial National Sports Festival in Nigeria scoring 3 gold,3 silver and 3 bronze medals in male, female and mixed doubles categories as recorded at IMO 98,BAUCHI 2000 and EDO 2002.It is recognized by the Nigerian School Sports Federation and NUGA(Nigerian University Games Association) for championship tournaments.

The Federal Ministry of Education has also recognized Abula for the school curriculum in Primary and Secondary schools in Nigeria (2001) Abula was built to be in Montreal Canada at the 4th World Festival of Traditional Sports in 2004.The game was invented in 1984 by Elias Yusuf, basing his invention (of the game) on principle of balanced diet called Abula which has being in existence as old as the civilization of the yorubas in south west of Nigeria.

Jed (coached and trained by the founder above) is a co-pioneer, player and coach of this game for the past 28 years in Nigeria and some African Countries i have come to introduce to Londoners and UK as a whole as 2 courts have been approved for her establishment in Croydon Borough.

We will be training once in a week @ UpperNorwood Recreation Park, Every Saturday from 11am to 2pm tentative untill we agree to a suitable time and venue as Abula Ball Game can be both played indoors and outdoors.Male, female and mixed.

Please dress warmly to enjoy the game as we shall be playing outdoor till indoor venue is sourced and agreed.We are looking for players to represnt UK in the next World Festival Of Games in Lisbon, Portugal 2020 by God's grace and to play various Natioal and International competitions.

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Upper Norwood Recreation Ground

Upper Norwood Recreation Ground

Chevening Road, West Norwood London South London SE19 3PY

SE19 3PY

United Kingdom

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