Strathmore University Sports Teams

Strathmore University Sports Office falls under the office of the Dean of Students and is headed by the Sports Officer who manages all sporting activities. 


Strathmore Leos


Strathmore Leos


Strathmore University Leos popularly known as Strathmore Leos was founded in 2003. It consists of two teams, the seven’s team and the fifteens’ team with an involvement of over 60 players. The team trains in the Strathmore Sports complex under coach John Mbai.


 The teams compete actively Kenya Rugby Union league. Before John Mbai joined in 2017, the team had previously been coached by rugby greats Mitch Ocholla, Benjamin Ayimba and Paul Odera .

The past couple of years have been quite a rollercoaster ride for the team   marked with different magnitudes of highs and lows. Having featured in the Kenya Cup finals in 2013 where the team lost to Nakuru Rugby Club, the best shot the team has had in the top tier league is the semi finals in the 2014-15 season.


The following two seasons didn't go well for the team where in the 2016-17 the team was battling to survive relegation. The drastic drop in performance was highly attributed to a mass exodus of players to other clubs, most of them having graduated. The team however managed to get back on its feet during the playoffs in the 2017-2018 season. During this season, the team took home the Mwamba Cup, a major trophy for the 10 aside cohort after a very long spell. For the 7s cohort, over the past five years, the team has only managed to win just two major trophies; Dala 7s in 2013 and Nakuru 10s in 2016.



-Mwamba cup winners                                                                                                                 

 -Christie7s semifinalists




-Sepetuka7s Bowl winners



- Great Rift 10s Cup Winners

-East Africa KUSA 7s Winners


- Campo Lympics Champions
- Impala Floodlit Semi finalists
- Kabeberi 7s Plate semi finalists
- Prinsloo 7s 3rd place
- Driftwood 7s 3rd place
- Dala 7s 3rd place
- Christie 7s plate finalists
- Kakamega 10s cup finalists
- Nairobi 10s plate champions
- Enterprise cup semi finalists
-Kenya cup semi finalists


- Prinsloo7s cup winners



The Strathmore University Football club was started in 2001. The team comprises 60 players spread across different years and courses in the university.

Being one of the most recognized soccer teams in Kenya, Strathmore University soccer team is the only university team participating in the top league in Kenya, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Nationwide Division One. The team has previously taken part in the Nationwide Super League before being relegated. Under the stewardship of former Harambee Stars solid and combative defender, Mickey ‘T9’ Weche, Strathmore University soccer team has gone on to taste success in various local competitions.


Besides winning the NASOKUSA Nationals in the 2007 and 2009, the team has bagged several victories including the East Africa games in 2010, drubbing the fierce rivals, Kenyatta University. Major success cameinthe2009when the team made history as the first and only university team to win the Jamhuri cup battling out the likes of Agro-chemicals,MoyasandthethenundefeatedPostaRangers.

Other wins they have secured include tournaments such as JKUAT Open, KU Open, GretsaOpenandtheSt. Paul’s Tournament winning the coveted cup three times in a row in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and come out runners-upinthe2018.

In the current ongoing seasontheteamhasmade a notable improvement from 13th to 7th place in the league rankings. One of the players, Meshack Ochieno, was also recognized as the top scorer in the league.

The team trains five times a week at the sports complex as they work towards being among the top four in the FKF league.


Achievements and Highlights

2018 – Runners-up, St. Paul’s tournament

2017, 2016 & 2015 – Winners, St. Paul’s tournament

2007 - NASOKUSA Champions

2009 - NASOKUSA Champions


Strathmore Men's Hockey Team


The Strathmore Men’s Hockey alias Gladiators traces its humble beginnings to 2002/03 when Strathmore was transitioning from a college to a university. It has since grown fromaneightpersonoutfitto a force to be reckoned with in the Kenya Hockey Premier League. They are nicknamed Gladiators for their “never give up” attitude.  The current coach, Meshack Senge, has led both the men and ladies’ team since 2008.


In 2006, the Gladiators became the first ever university side to lift the national league trophy in its maiden appearance; it did this in style by winning all but one of its matches in that season. In 2006/07 it was the first ever university side to participate in and lift the East Africa Club Championship cup in Moshi, Tanzania. In 2007/08 it was the first ever university side to join the Kenya Hockey Union men’s premier league.


The team faced a blow when they lost their first coach, Eric Shiahale 'Eriko' mid-season and suffered a major ban on the players that season. Nonetheless, they still went on to finish the league among the top. In 2008/09 it was the first ever university side to lift the Kenya Hockey Union men’s premier league trophy and the first ever team to do so in only its second attempt. In 2010 the Strathmore Gladiators made history by being the 3rd team in the history of Kenyan Hockey to win the men’s premier league back-to-back. The team holds the titles for all the editions of the Kenya University Sports hockey championships, the East Africa inter-varsity sports hockey championships, amongst many more. They have come close to clinching the African Hockey Club Championship, falling to Egypt’s Sharkia in 2012. They last won the Kenya Hockey Premier League in 2016, beating perennial champions Kenya Police in the semi-finals and the then defending champions Butali Warriors in the finals.


Gladiators are currently fifth in the league. The team trains in the sports complex and on occasion at City Park grounds where their league games are played.


Achievements and Highlights

2016 - Premier league champions

2012 - African Hockey Club finalists

2010 - Premier league champions


Strathmore Jaguars and Panthers Volleyball Teams.

The volleyball team was founded in 2010. Over the years the team has defied all the odds to achieve success. In 2012, a select group from the team received their first Strathmore Sports Scholarships; Elias Kariki, Samuel Petite, RebeccaWasilu- female team captain, Albert Mandela- male team captain.”


Currently, the team has 16 active female student players and supportive alumni, a total of 25 players.


The team has evolved and morphed under the tutelage of Coach Josp Barasa who doubles up as the women’s the national team coach. Coach Josp Barasa is an adept instructor. He has recently come brought back the national team from the 2018 World Cup games in Japan.


The Strathmore men’s Volleyball team has risen from a humble beginning to become Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA) league champions; with the Strathmore Volleyball male team (Jaguars) scooping the National KUSA championship and the volleyball ladies’ team (Panthers) taking the Nairobi KUSA championship.


Beach volleyball grounds have since been introduced for the players to train on as they prepare to face league champs .


In the spirit of optimism, the coach hopes that in the near future, both volleyball teams will be among the top clubs in Kenya. He also hopes that the teams will join the National league to compete with senior volleyball clubs such as; Prisons, GSU, KCB, Kenya pipeline win to carry home a trophy.


Team Highlights.

2018,2017-League Champions

2016,2017 -NASOKUSA Champions

2015,2016-League Runner’s up

2011, 2012,2013,2014,2015- KUSA Champions


Strathmore Swords

The Strathmore University women’s basketball team, Swords began in 2006 under the supervision of Tony Ochieng’, the current men’s basketball team coach. Then it had five players, but over the years it has grown tremendously under the stewardship of the then coach, Sylvia Kamau and now boast of 26 players, both students, and alumni. When the club began, the players could hardly compose a team, leave alone play competitively.


The current coach, Ronnie Owino is a highly experienced coach who serves as a Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) instructor and has been the national team coach for the last 15 years.


The team holds training sessions train all week at the sports complex. Mondays are solely for strengthening and conditioning at the gym to improve on body agility, shape and strength while Tuesdays to Fridays are dedicated to defensive and offensive drills towards the weekend games.


Achievements and Highlights

The then underdogs emerged top in the National Basketball Association league in 2007, a year after its conception. They went on to become second runners-up in the premier league in 2009 and have defended the KUSA league title since 2012.

In 2014 they finished 2nd in the East African University games.


1n 2017, they won the KUSA national championships in Kakamega and proceeded to East African games where they came in second after UCU Uganda.

In December last year, they finished third in the national KUSA games in Nyeri after a spirited fight against USIU and University of Nairobi.


Currently, the team ranks at 1st place in the division one league and fourth in the premier league after veteran clubs KPA, Equity, and Storms. This was an improvement from the previous season’s 3rd and 5th place respectively.

The team is set to compete in Tanzania in the East Africa games in December.

Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200