Jump Rope Is Now an Official Sport in Kenya! April 28, 2014 by Nick Johnson
After several months of work and waiting, the Jump Rope Association of Kenya has been registered with the Kenyan government! This brings CFK’s Sports Association one step closer to achieving many of their long-term goals, including creating a national network of jump rope teams.
With the association now official, CFK is thinking through the next steps of building the network and developing jump rope as an income generating activity for youth. Since 2010, the CFK Sprinters [the name of the CFK jump rope team] have developed quite a following. They perform everywhere—from stadiums to street corners—and have been requested for many events due to the enthusiasm audiences have for the jumpers’ talent. The association will support teams like the Sprinters as they expand to new audiences while also making money to support education and jump rope programs across the country.
As a registered organization with the Kenyan government, it will also be easier to start new chapters in Kibera as well as outside Kibera. Their new official status brings them one step closer towards making jump rope the next big sport for all of Kenya!