Highway secondary school is the pioneer high school to host a demonstration of American football from the elite clubs early March 2016. Since then the school have been exploring means on how to build the sports growth within the school. Umoja chiefs reached an agreement with south C based school, Highway Secondary to offer training and mentor the young generations as far as American football stretches.
Since the school hasn’t procured any gear or equipment for tackle football, Chiefs resolved to teach and train flag football. Flag football rules are much similar to tackle only a few areas have been altered to suit the non-contact sport. The program kicked off on Friday 17th June 2016 and will go on for at least 3 months.
The training will also help in preparing the young team to participate in organized tournaments on 23rd July and late September for high schools and other learning institutions games.
This was spearheaded by the deputy principal Highway Secondary Mr. Wandabusi, George Alwanga and Suleiman Abulitsa. This will see senior players from the club expand their knowledge about the sport, enhance their acquired skills and be involved in the growth of the sport extensively. More high schools will be adopting the sport as homes for sports in Kenya. Chiefs become the first club to enter such an agreement and will see more clubs follow suit.
However JKAUT SPARROWS have been on the hunt for a high school within their region as they continue with flag football for primary kids of age 6-14 at Gashororo Primary School. While Mighty Nyati, the University of Nairobi based team, is accosting neighboring universities and high schools to adopt this beautiful game.
The first flag football tournament will be on 23rd July where will have at 3 primary school, 3 high schools and 5 University/club teams. The venue of the event will be communicated prior. It will also be an open event to the public and will participants as well. Those who what to play American football will have a chance to interact will players from other clubs and sign up as well.
KFAF chairman Mr. Alwanga urged head of schools and institution to be open to the sport and help facilitate its growth and this will be promoting sports diversity in institutions. He also shared on considerable ways to introduce the sport in other regions. He met them during the recently concluded term 2B U-17 high school games in Embu.