Sports Round Up – Titans, Gladiators and Leos Keep Winning
Between 12th and 13th March 2022, Strathmore Sports teams were on fire! That weekend marked various wins that were scooped by the teams. highlight the key nail-biting events and wins that took place across various sports fields.
Karate – The Titans
Have you ever developed curiosity about Martial arts? Or were fascinated by the prowess of legends like Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jackie Chan and others?
“Oss!” This is the signature greeting made while bowing down to greet the Sensei (Coach) at the Karate Dojo. While Karate students do not intend to harm other people, Karate is a self-defense tool to keep harm out of their way. Defense without weapons.
In the Strathmore Opens, the Karate Titans hosted a number of universities and institutions in Kenya among them Zetech University, Kenyatta University, Mount Kenya University and NSSF institution just to mention a few. The sport, which is also an art, has two major divisions. Katas- which is entails the display of karate technics while Kumnite, the Sparing level. In exuding exemplary discipline, self-control and respect, the Titans managed to scoop the second place.
Hockey – The Gladiators
Jean Beliveau, a Canadian professional ice hockey player once said “… play with passion and heart. If you do not carry passion into sports… you won’t succeed.” In the Kenya University Sports Federation (KUSF), a university derby affair held on 13 March 2022, the Strathmore Gladiators showed up geared and ready to defend their titles against Green sharks at City Park beating them 3 – 0. All thanks to a committed and disciplined team!
Later, on 28th March 2022, the Gladiators participated in the Kenya University Sports Federation (KUSF) 14th Edition of the National Playoff Ball Games Championships at Taita Taveta University in Voi, representing Nairobi. They competed against Kenyatta University and emerged the Hockey Men winners.
The Leos proceed to the Mwamba Cup Finals
The Mwamba Cup is a knock out game where Rugby teams compete against each other and the losers do not to proceed to the next game. The mantra for the game is “the game is yours to win or lose.”
The Strathmore Leos have booked a slot in the Mwamba Cup finals after beating Nondescripts rfc and Impala rfc (scoring 35- 17) in the pre-quarters and quarters consecutively to reach the Semis.
In a wrecking ball moment, the Strathmore Leos was slated to play against KCB rfc in the Semi-Finals at the Impala Club on 2 April 2022. The Semis was a smooth cruise as KCB rfc handed the Leos a walkover with a score of 28-0 in favor of the Leos.
The Leos organized a friendly match against the Kenya Under 20s national rugby team as build up in the preparation for the Finals.
Final match in the #MwambaCup
“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it”. Leos have prepared well and put in the proper work needed to win the Mwamba Cup. Topfry Nakuru Rugby Team and Strathmore Leos dueled in the Mwamba Cup Ultimate Final held on Saturday, 9 April 2022 in Nakuru County. They came in second.
Some students may shy away from participating in co-curriculum activities thinking it automatically leads to under-performance in their academics. But balancing schoolwork and co-curricular activities is only half the battle. The other important part of this equation is a life outside of that, which includes exercise, sleep, spending time with friends or family members, and eating well-balanced meals throughout the day.
There is no question that extra-curricular is a huge part of a student’s school experience. Extracurricular activities are very beneficial and exposing yourself to these opportunities, help to enrich your life and make you an all rounded person. Partake in those activities. Grow and do what you love.
This article was written by Jemmy Kamau.
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