The fact that sports are nurtured and developed in Universities as educational programmes to help the institutions achieve their societal mission of advancing learning and building character, educationally, sound sports programmes offer opportunities to develop lifetime recreational skills, physical fitness and attitudes that may positively affect personal health and quality of life.
In Crawford University, our sports programme is designed to offer potentials for channelling the enormous youthful energies of our students to more desirable and purposeful ends. As a Christian University, we, believe that “bodily exercise profiteth little”. It has been proven and recommended over the years that to “exercise” ones’ body helps to keep it fit and healthy – we therefore take full advantage of the “little profit” in exercising the body by evolving games for both staff and students all year round.
Crawford Football League
First semester “Crawford La-Liga” is a full blown football league. Minimum of seven football clubs take part in the home & away fixtures. Every club has owners, officials and management team. Over the years the league has help build trust and team spirit cum healthy participants.
Crawford University Departmental Games
The Inter-Departmental Games – an annual event open to all the students of the Crawford University. It is organised in partnership with the Sports Directorate of the different Departmental Associations. The games comes up every second semester.
The yearly 2nd semester Inter-Departmental games run for 2weeks of 8days for a fixed time-belt. The football pitch and the basketball court holds most games during the Inter-Departmental.
First Semester Games – We look forward to having annual competitions for Vice Chancellors Cup in Table Tennis, Pro-Chancellor’s cup in Basketball, Competition for Dean of Students Affairs Silver Cup in Athletics, and Proprietor’s trophy for Intra-Relations (Staff-Students Games)all within the 2weeks window.
Crawford University has been having friendly games with other universities. With Bells University of technology, University of Lagos, Lagos State University and Covenant University in recent times.
Director – Sports