The University of Nairobi Sports and Games Department, is the oldest and the largest in Kenya. The department dates back to the days of the Royal College of East Africa with 215 students in1956. It then offered the traditional sports of netball, soccer and volleyball.
Today, Sports and Games Department is responsible for provision of recreational and competitive sports for both students and the members of staff in the university. The services in the Department of Sports and Games are a concerted effort of the technical (Games tutors and Coaches) and the administrative staff, as well as the other stakeholders.
Sports and Games Department now offers an array of disciplines namely: rugby, basketball, handball, hockey, netball, tennis, athletics, swimming, table tennis, scrabble, and chess, swimming, cross country, taekwondo, karate, karate, cricket and tug of war. These disciplines are replicated in all the colleges for effective and efficient services to our customers.
Mass participation in sports is encouraged through fun activities as well as intramurals which include inter-years, inter-halls and inter-faculty sports competitions. The inter-campus build up games and competitions form the baseline for competitive sports in the university.
On competitive performance, the Games tutors and the coaches continue to be instrumental in identifying and nurturing of sports talent leading to exemplary performance in the national, regional and continental competitions. Athletes who qualify for world university games are immensely exposed to global competitions.