Stage set for this year’s Schools games as regions release calendars, Nyanza to train games teachers in refereeing and Coaching

KSSSA (Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association). This is the body that runs all secondary schools' sports in Kenya.
KSSSA (Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association). This is the body that runs all secondary schools' sports in Kenya.KSSSA Games

The Nyanza Region Secondary Schools Sports Association, NRSSSA, is planning to hold a 3 days’ workshop for all games teachers in the region ahead of the 2019 high schools’ competitions. This is a departure from the recent past where the counties held separate clinics for referees. Via a circular dated 21st January, 2019 the Regional Coordinator of Education (RCE), Richard Chekawai, says the event shall be staged at kisumu Day High School from 31s January 2019 to 2nd February 2019.

“This is to facilitate the teachers on the new changes in all activities as per the requirements of the affiliating bodies and KSSSA (Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association),” says Chekawai.

According to the circular dispatched to all secondary schools within the region, Areas to be covered include:
i Interpretation of the rules of the game
i Officiating
i Coaching
iv Refereeing
v. Match management

Training shall be conducted in the following areas:
i. Hockey
ii. Basketball
iii. Handball
iv. Athletics
v. Rugby
vi. Volleyball
vii. Netball
viii. Soccer
ix. Swimming
x. Racquet games(table tennis, Badminton and Lawn tennis)


As is the norm, schools will facilitate the Games teachers for various disciplines for the three days. While, counties will sponsor the County officials.
“Heads of schools are kindly requested to facilitate teachers of games in terms of transport, Subsistence and accommodation (and facilitation fee) to enable them attend the training and County officials to be facilitated by their Counties,” The RCE adds.

According to the RCE, no County will be allowed to organize a parallel clinic in 2019 for the referees and coaches. This means that referees from the 6 counties in Nyanza (Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay, Kisii and Nyamira) shall be trained at a central point. The same venue, Kisumu boys, is set to host the National games in term two.


Meanwhile, regions have drafted their calendars for this year’s games championships. The expansive Rift Valley Region will have the Regional Championship from 11th to 16th March, 2019 at Elgeyo Marakwet. On their side, Homa Bay High School (in Homa Bay County) shall host the Nyanza Region Championship between 18th and 23rd March, 2019. In the Western Region, Vihiga County will play host to term one games from 18th to 23rd March, 2019. On their part, Eastern Region’s championship is slated for 18th to 24th March, 2019 at Meru County (Meru School).

The term one games that shall feature Basketball, Hockey, Rugby 15’s, Rugby 7’s, Handball, Athletics and Cross Country will culminate at the National stage in April, 2019. Shimo La Tewa High school, in Mombasa county, is set to host this year’s National Games in Term one.


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