At this event the Annual General Meeting was held and chaired by Mr. J. S. Gehlot, the
President of Asian Kabaddi Federation. Members from 24 countries were present at this
meeting where nominations and elections were held to select committee members. Ashok
Das was elected Vice President of the IKF and given authority to establish Kabaddi in
England, Europe, USA and Canada.
2006 – With Shear determination he introduced Kabaddi to the British Army whom have
competed in International Events with successive results.
2008 – The European Kabaddi Federation hosted the 1st European Kabaddi Cup in Italy,
where ‘Circular’ and ‘Rectangular’ games were played in front of over 20,000 spectators.
2009 – England Women’s Kabaddi Team was formed and competed against the USA
Women’s Team, winning the match in New York.
2010 – Participated again in the ‘New York Cup’ tournament and beat the USA team for
the second time.
2011 – Our first tour of Canada – Toronto Cup, where we beat the USA team for the third
Ashok Das was born in Kapurthala, Punjabi and was a National Kabaddi player. He
played for the Punjab Kabaddi Team in 1978-1981 and participated in the all India
Kabaddi Tournament twice and won a Silver Medal in Amritsar.
In 2003 He formed the ‘The England Kabaddi Association’ after being a former member
of the NKA where he qualified as a National Kabaddi Coach.
In 2004 The England Kabaddi Men’s Team participated in the 1st Kabaddi World Cup
held in Mumbai where 14 countries competed in the event. The England Kabaddi team
consisted of British Asian players from various parts of the UK.
2007 – The 2nd Kabaddi World Cup championship was held in Mumbai where four
British Army Soldiers formed part of the England Team. In this year he developed
Kabaddi in Italy and also took the Army Team to compete in friendly matches in India.
They played against their equivalent of the India Army, Mumbai Fire Brigade and
Mumbai Police Force as well as the Indian Railway team and Punjab Police.
October 2007, he established the European Kabaddi Federation with the support of the
Italian Kabaddi Federation. Ashok Das holds the seat of General Secretary for the EKF.
2011, November – The Women’s team participated in the 2nd World Cup held in Punjabi,
India and the England Women’s Team were runners up with the Silver Cup against the
Indian team. This was the toughest competition to date as the Indian team have years of
2011, May – Competed against the Italian Women’s Team in Vienna and won the
2012 – 3rd World Cup Kabaddi Tournament in India from 1st to 15th December. England
Women’s Team were fourth in the competition but played an exceptional game.
2013 – Affiliated the Scottish Kabaddi Association, Wales Kabaddi Association and
Poland Kabaddi Association to to the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF)
Since 2013 he has lead the England Women’s Team in several competitions in India,
USA, Canada, Poland, Denmark and Italy and recently in August 2016 competed in
Canada with USA, Mexico and Canada.