Complete Sports Training Center harbors ambitious plans of expansion

Complete Sports Training Center harbors ambitious plans of expansion
Ongoing construction works at the Complete Sports Training Center

The plans include a hotel with 30 beds for international athletes so that they can host overseas athletes for altitude training camps.  The hotel but be exclusively for endurance athletes from around the world. 

The Complete Sports Training Centre opened in 2012 with 15 athletes, near Eldoret in the former Rift Valley. The enterprise has been so successful and has grown to such a degree that a new centre is needed.  The vision is to expand but to do so at a new and much more sustainable level.

Complete Sports was able to purchase prime land in Cheptigit, about 3 miles from the existing centre.  They have purchased a five-acre site (25,000 square metres). Work on it has already started with a bore hole for water, buildings etc. There will be two athlete residences.  One building for 36 male Kenyan athletes and other for 32 Kenyan female athletes with a matron.  The main building will serve as the central meeting and dining place and also accommodate the staff, dining hall, offices, gym, conference room, physio, etc.

The plans include a hotel with 30 beds for international athletes so that they can host overseas athletes for altitude training camps.  The hotel but be exclusively for endurance athletes from around the world. 

Another part of the plan is to run a farm with cows, chicken, sheep and to grow maize, vegetables and fruit etc. The aim is to produce a large part of the required food on site.

Complete Sports operates as a family and short-term guests (athletes who stay as guests - from the USA, Europe and the rest of the world) will live as part of the family, sharing life, living together 24/7. They will be able to decide if they want to be part of the daily devotions and prayers.

The goal is that the Complete Sports Training Centre will be financially self-sustainable in the foreseeable future through the income from hotel operations and rentals. In order to make this possible, the construction and equipping of the buildings need to be financed by donations. By starting their own farming with animals, agriculture and fruit-growing, the centre aims to generate a large part of their food and reduce running costs. From 2024, this should lead to the training centre being able to finance itself to a large extent.

 The vision is that the new training centre will shape the next generation of Kenyan athletes and coaches in a very positive way. It will also become a blessing to many foreign athletes who will be their guests during their high-altitude training camps of 2,3 or 4 weeks. It will also create new jobs for local people.  It is an exciting concept.