Africa Woodball Championships

Kenya Team Member, Cecilia, demonstates to various officials how woodball is played

JKUAT plays host to five African countries during the second Africa Woodball Championships. The 2021 games will see Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi battle out for glory, November 4-7, 2021.

The four-day event begins with national teams in action in the second Africa Woodball Championship before the clubs’ action in the 5th Kenya International Woodball Championship on Saturday and Sunday.

The Africa Cup Woodball Championship, organized by the Africa Woodball Federation and hosted by the Kenya Woodball Federation, will see JKUAT participate in the Kenya International Woodball Championship.

Nathan Kiptoo, JKUAT Woodball Captain will be a busy man in the four-day championship. Nathan will be donning the Kenyan colours for the African Woodball Championship and then captain the JKUAT team for the Kenya International Woodball championship involving clubs.

He is joined by Sarah Njoki who is also representing the Kenya team, and will likewise don the JKUAT colours on Saturday and Sunday.

Nathan hard at work

Nathan is a fourth-year Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration student while Sarah is a second-year student pursuing Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management.

Woodball is a lawn game where the players use a mallet for teeing off and a fairway for playing and putting. It consists of playing a ball from the starting area through the gate by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Woodball rules. The player who plays the stipulated round or rounds in the fewest strokes is the winner. Each team consists of 2 to 4 players. The sport was invented in Taiwan in 1990 and is taking shape in Africa.

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