On your marks, get set, go!
‘Champions keep playing until they get it right.’
Billie - Jean King (Tennis)
Our is home to some truly outstanding sports facilities, geared up to get aspiring Usain Bolts running, great team players playing and budding Messis scoring goals!
We love school sports in Uganda, which is one of the reasons we work so hard to provide exceptional facilities, along with a wide range of exciting opportunities get our students active and understand the importance of living and having a health life-styles. Our extensive links with the Ugandan Olympic Association enable our students to have input from high performing athletes (including the current Olympic Marathon Champion, Stephen Kiprotich). The Ugandan Basketball team often use our facilities and not to be outshone, the Ugandan She Cranes have used our facilities as preparation for their recent participation in the World Netball Championships in Australia.
Uganda's most modern school sports and and world class facilities include:
•A 25 metre swimming pool with shading for visitors during swimming festivals
•2 training pools
•A large floodlit football pitch both for school and community use.
•Outside tennis & basketball courts
•A large Indoor sports arena and multi-purpose hall
•A small but effective golf ‘pitch and putt’ area
•Fitness studio (September, 2016)
Top sports teaching
But great facilities aren't the only ingredient in the sporting education we provide at GEMS Cambridge International School - Kampala. Young people need enthusiastic teaching, expert coaching and inspirational support to achieve their physical best.
That's why our sports teachers are all highly qualified, experienced professionals, with diverse backgrounds in a broad range of sports and activities. Every sports staff member is dedicated to promoting school sports in our school and to helping students of all abilities achieve their very best whether it's on the basketball court or in the pool. Indeed, we have a student who is already representing Uganda in badminton - even though he is only ten years old. One of our teachers is the coach for the Ugandan basketball team and is determined that one day, one of our own students will play for the country!
Our day-to-day curriculum is complimented further by a vast range of extra-curricularsporting activities which have proven hugely popular. These are often taught by outside specialists and include sports such as wood ball, golf, and rugby. Many of our students participate eagerly in sporting competitions against other schools where the levels of success are rapidly improving.
Sports Days for all students in the school compliment provision still further. Sporting trips overseas are a regular feature of the annual provision for sport.
When the Boarding Facility opens in September 2016, the students will have full access to these facilities including by then a small but effective studio for personal fitness. All our sporting facilities are open for use by parents and the local community groups at a friendly price.
For more information about any of our sports facilities please get in touch with our team.