Games & Sports

Zipporah Gacheru - Sports Coordinator

It is evident that sports and talents are being exploited not just for entertainment but also as a source of livelihood.  The Nyeri National Polytechnic prides herself in excellent sports achievements both regionally and nationally. 

The Department offers various disciplines both indoors and outdoors.  The indoor games include, Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Chess among others while outdoor games include Soccer, Athletics, Volleyball, Basketball, Rugby, Hockey, Hand ball etc for both men and women.

The Polytechnic participates in locally organized sports in our county and beyond, and this has made the institution to be a renowned force in sports both regionally and nationally.  

The Polytechnic has an annual calendar of events which is synchronized with other TVET institutions and enables our trainees to compete favourably with other institutions.  A preview of the calendar of event is outline below.

Our Calendar Of Events

Season 1 Games (January - April)
  • Regional Athletics
  • Indoor games (Table Tennis, Badminton, Chess, Lawn Tennis)
  • Floor Ball
Season 2 Games (May – August)
  • Rugby
  • Hockey men/women
  • Basketball men/women
  • Handball men/women
Season 3 Games (September - December)
  • Soccer men/women
  • Volleyball men/women
  • Netball

Featured Games & Sports

Sports unites and transcends barriers. Join any game or sport of your choice at NNP.


Football is the world’s most popular ball game in numbers of participants and spectators. Simple in its principal rules and essential equipment, the sport can be played almost anywhere. Join the NNP football team.


Enjoy a game of ruby at NNP. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve played the game before or are completely new to it, we will give you advice on how to get stuck in and release your inner warrior.

Are you an athlete?

The Nyeri National Polytechnic offers a variety of track and field events in which our trainees can participate. These include:


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Badminton is a racket sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net.


Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the opposing team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins.


Field hockey, also called hockey, outdoor game played by two opposing teams of 11 players each who use sticks curved at the striking end to hit a small, hard ball into their opponent’s goal.


Basketball teaches you about being a good team player and can be a great social sport.

Lawn Tennis

Tennis or lawn tennis is often regarded as one of the most physically demanding sports around.


Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. Games are played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end.

Jesse Owens

“In the end, it’s extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more than that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don’t win, how can you lose?”

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