Sports have played a key role in the history of Sikh religion. 6th Guru Hargobind Sahib ji organized wrestling competitions and introduced martial arts to the sikh community. Guru Gobind Singh took this concept further after the creation of the Khalsa in 1699. He started Hola Mahalla celebrations in Anandpur Sahib, where Sikhs could demonstrate their martial skills in simulated battles. Their military techniques, swordsmanship and fighting capabilities were strengthened. There were many other sports practiced like horse riding, running, and wrestling. During Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s kingdom, festivals lasting ten days were held every year. In those festivals, competitions in martial arts, horse riding, spear throwing, archery, and sword fighting were held
WA Sikhs have been actively participating in all sport activities. SAWA has been supporting various sports clubs.
• PCSC- Punjabi Cultural and Sports Club, was formed in June 2002. This club organizes sports and cultural events for the Punjabi community in Western Australia.
- WASSC: WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SIKH SPORTS CLUB was established in 2011.
- Virsa Club: Virsa Club (WA) Inc. was established in 2013. Since then, club has been working in association with SAWA in organizing annual sports events and other cultural events like Vaisakhi, ANZAC day celebration, NAIDOC, etc. They help SAWA raise funds for local calamities like bushfires, cyclones and help students or temporary residents in their health emergency needs.
- PUNJAB SPORTS & CULTURAL KABBADI CLUB WA
- PUNJABI SATH