• Basketball Scholarships for top school performers

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Apr 05, 2011-

The Basketball games at the Kenya Secondary School Games is set to become competitive with a planned introduction of a University sports scholarship for excellent performers.

 

Up to four scholarships will be up for grabs. An initiative of the Brookside Dairy’s the official sponsors of the first Term Games, will see the best two girls and boys basketballers selected from the Schools Competition.

 

“We plan to introduce a scheme for the two best boys and two girls basketballers from the Kenya Secondary School games, which will see the performers who must also excel in their academics win fully paid scholarships with one of our university partners. We shall be announcing more details on this initiative very soon,” said Peter Wesonga, Brookside Marketing Manager.

 

The scholarships is part of Brookside’s long term strategy in their four year partnership with the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association,KSSSA the organizers of the Games. 

 

Brookside launched a Ksh. 25m sponsorship deal in 2009 to sponsor the term one secondary school games with the third phase signed on Tuesday.

 

Said Wesonga: “Brookside Dairy is proud to be among the few corporate sponsors to sustain a structure that provides a bridge between school sports and professional sports. As we did with Kangaru High School which hosted the 2009 Games we will be renovating the sports facilities of the venues hosting this years games as an added incentive to the host schools.”

 

The Brookside Kenya Secondary School first term Games begins on Tuesday April 12,at Kakamega High School through to Saturday April 16 with students competing in Hockey, Basketball, Swimming, Athletics and Rugby.

 

“This sponsorship has really changed KSSSA especially the upgrade of the sports facilities has improved the quality of our games,”said David Ngugi,KSSSA Secretary.

 

“This year will also be kitting all the competitors in all the disciplines.”

 

UNICEF are the co-sponsors of the event since they enabled the establishment of eight talent centers (schools) countywide. Six of the schools identified as talent centers qualified for the national games. Students admitted at the centers due their sporting talents benefit from full school sponsorships.

 

Schools from all the eight provinces will be represented at the 5 day school games.

 

Basketball Girls:

POOL A                                                                                   

Alliance Girls (Central)                                               

Shimba Hills(Coast)                                               

Tigoi girls(Western)                                               

Buru Buru Girls (Nairobi)                       

 

POOL B

N.E.P. Girls (North Eastern)

Laiser Hill(Rift Valley)

Kirigira Girls (Eastern)

Ogande Girls(Nyanza)

 

Basketball Boys:

POOL A                                                                                   

Alliance boys (Central)                                               

Shimba Hills(Coast)                                               

Friends School Kamusinga(Western)           

Upper Hill (Nairobi)                                               

POOL B

Garissa high (North Eastern)

Laiser Hill(Rift Valley)

Kangaru(Eastern)

Maseno(Nyanza)

 

Hockey Boys

POOL A                                                                                   

Friends School Kamusinga(Western)           

Nairobi School(Nairobi)           

Alliance boys (Central)                                               

St Anthony(Rift Valley)           

                       

POOL B

Shimo La Tewa(Coast)

Meru School(Eastern)

St. Joseph Rapogi(Nyanza)

Kakamega High (Western)

 

Hockey Girls

POOL A                                                                                   

Butere Girls(Western)                                   

Kapkolei(Rift valley)                                               

Kerugoya Girls(Central)                       

St. Barnabas(Nyanza)                                   

POOL B

St. Cecilia Misikhu(Western)

Hillcrest(Nairobi)

St Johns Kaloleni(Coast)

St Joseph Kibwezi(Eastern)

 

RUGBY

(Draw to be released on Monday)

Nairobi: Upper hill & St. Marys

Rift Valley:Laiser Hill & St.Joseph

Nyanza:Maseno School &St. Marys Yala

Eastern:Kangaru Boys & Meru School

Central: Alliance Boys & Nyeri high

Coast:Moi High,Kasiagu & Hindi Secondary School

Western:Kakamega high, Chavakali, St. Peters Mumias & Vihiga

 

 Evelyn Watta

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