Kenyatta University hosts NOC-K Elite Youth Camp

Kenyatta University hosts NOC-K Elite Youth Camp

The camp is expected to help nurture young athletes through development of character as well as sportsmanship in general. NOC-K aims to host a series of camps planned over each school holiday as a platform to prepare for the 2022 Youth African to be held in Cairo Egypt, and the Youth Olympics to be held in Dakar, Senegal 2026.

The second edition of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) Elite Youth Camp has commenced at the Kenyatta University Ruiru Campus.

The camp will feature athletes aged between 12-18 years from various federations and different counties from across Kenya and an approximate number of 174 athletes are expected to be part of the program. 

The camp is expected to help nurture young athletes through development of character as well as sportsmanship in general. NOC-K aims to host a series of camps planned over each school holiday as a platform to prepare for the 2022 Youth African to be held in Cairo Egypt, and the Youth Olympics to be held in Dakar, Senegal 2026.

“We are in the process of developing talents so that they can come to a level where they feel fit to represent our country. The plan is to develop their character as well so that in future they can represent Kenya well in different championships” Said Millicent Busolo, a member of the NOC-K Youth commission.

The elite youth camp has seen success stories, with the 2019 edition having some junior players transitioning to the national senior team such as the ladies’ hockey team heading out to Birmingham and the ladies 3*3 basketball team as well having one who could possibly take part in the commonwealth games to be held in July.

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