Snow rugby in India
The Fourth Snow All India Rugby 7’s tournament will be held at Gulmarg in India’s Jammu & Kashmir state in the second week of February.
The trials are underway at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar.
Gulmarg, which offers an excellent playground for winter sports, gets heavy snowfall during the winter and is covered in white for six months.
“We believe ourselves as the frontrunners of playing rugby on snowfields. We want some progress as Gulmarg is the perfect spot for national and international tournaments and championships,” said one Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council Secretary Waheed-ur Rehman Parra.
“Youth enjoys snow rugby and we hope it’ll be added to the Winter National Games. The J&K Rugby Association is working hard to promote the sport,” he added.