Athletics

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"Pursuing Excellence"

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17 NIV)

The mission of West Nairobi School Athletics is to employ competitive sports to develop within our students, not just physical prowess, but the depth of faith, strength of character and skills of leadership required for a lifetime of service to Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. This mission enriches the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional welfare of student athletes, enhances the reputation of WNS, and is characterized by excellence.

Excellence in athletics compels WNS athletes and teams to prepare, and then perform, to the best of their abilities each time they take the field, and we aspire to nothing less. If we are going to worship God through athletics then we must pursue excellence at all times. Striving for excellence means:

-We must strive to put the best team on the field or court with the goal of exceeding our potential as individuals and as a team.

-We will strive for excellence as coaches by teaching solid fundamentals, building leaders, and developing the best offensive and defensive schemes to fit our personnel.

-We will strive for excellence as players by giving our best and encouraging others to give their best at all times.

-We will strive for excellence by modeling Christ in promoting an environment that is rich in sportsmanship.

We believe competitive sports add a crucial dimension to the life of student athletes at WNS, providing distinctive educational opportunities to each participant. Athletics is a great tool to build Christian character, teach discipline, and to learn to face adversity and challenges with a steady eye, a courageous spirit, and reliance upon the ultimate authority, Jesus Christ. Athletics is a form of worship and our number one goal is building men and women of Godly character in our athletic programs.  While each sport is unique in how it carries out our philosophy, all of our sports follow a biblical model for competing.

Excellence leads to success, and it is the goal of WNS Athletics to be successful. Yet underlying this goal is a greater one, the goal of shaping lives for Jesus Christ. We believe that if we succeed here, even when we lose a match or game, we have achieved our mission; conversely, if we win every game but fail here, we will have achieved little of lasting significance.