Kannur: Sepak Takraw. At first you might mistake it to be someone’s name. But it’s a game. It’s a mixture of volleyball, football and headball. The District Sepak Takraw Association is all set to introduce this game and form a new team.

Sepak Takraw got the acceptance of the State Sports Council months back. The ball for training was brought from Malaysia.

It is a competition item in Asian Games and National games.

On Sunday, 45 students were given training out of which 12 were girls and 33 boys, said Association State Secretory KV Babu.

The main aim of the association is to prepare a district team for the state Sepak Takraw competition that will be held in Ernakulam. The selection will be held on December 26.

Sepak Takraw or kick volleyball, is a sport native to Southeast Asia. Sepak takraw differs from the similar sport of Foot volley in its use of a rattan ball and only allowing players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball.

A match is played by two teams, also known as 'regus', each consisting of three players.

The Sepak Takraw ball shall be spherical, made of synthetic fibre or one woven layer.