ABDA starts Team Creation for HaBaWaBa Brasil 2021

Association held 1st stage of the Pre Habawaba Brasil tournament and keeps up the preparations for the event in December

Associação Bauruense De Desportes Aquáticos (ABDA) is preparing to host the second edition of HaBaWaBa Brasil, the biggest children's water polo event in Latin America, which will be held at Arena ABDA, between 8 and 12 December, in the mixed under-13 category.

In addition to the preparations to host the event, ABDA held, between June 8 and 12, the 1st stage of the Pre HaBaWaBa Brasil 2021 tournament.  The internal event, restricted to athletes and teachers of the association, was aimed to kick-start the creation of ABDA teams that will compete in HaBaWaBa Brasil, in December.

Six teams took part in Pre HaBaWaBa Brasil, with 64 children born in 2008/2009/2010. August 6 was reserved for training, and some tests were carried out with the athletes. In the course of August 9, 10, 11 and 12, a tournament with a total of 14 games took place. In the end, there was distribution of gifts and medals. During the stages of Pre HaBaWaBa Brasil, there is also the choosing of the referees and messengers for the official event in December.

Registration - "HaBaWaBa" is an acronym in English that means "Happy Baby Water Ball“ symbolizing the joy of a child in practicing ”the sport that is played with the ball in the water". The first festival took place in Italy in 2008 and so far 12 editions have been held in that country. ABDA has been taking part in HaBaWaBa in Italy since 2011, the year the association was founded.

Registrations to take part in the event, in December 2021, are open at the official event website (www.habawababrasil.com.br). More information can be obtained by email contato@habawababrasil.com.br. ABDA, the host of the event, expects to receive 20 teams from Brazil, Latin America and even other continents.

HaBaWaBa Brasil is an international event with FINA's stamp of approval, Waterpolo Development( owner of the brand), Comitê Brasileiro de Clubes (CBC), Liga Polo Aquático Brasil (PAB) and Confederação Brasileira de Desportos Aquáticos (CBDA).

Photo Credits: Hender Medina