We stand for tamper-free sport and we promote the idea of fair play. Active student participation is important all of us. Respectful and team interaction and mutual respect are key elements.
We understand sport as an element for maintaining and increasing personal well-being, our health and general performance and personal development.
Besides a weekly activity schedule, which includes fitness classes, ball sports and student team training, students and staff are offered different sports tours, such as canyoning, sailing, diving, horse riding and hiking, mostly during the weekend.
We strive to create an environment, where our members are encouraged and challenged to join the
sports programme regularly, as it is:
- designed with the specific cultural, traditional and climatic conditions of Oman in mind
- following high international standards
- designed according to a modern sports didactic and methodical approach, which supports students as individual and independent learners
- catering for individual sports & health requirements, such as nutritional and diabetic requirements, sport lectures and workshops
A particular focus is placed on female sports activities, due to the fact that the majority of GUtech’s students are females and, in addition, a lack of community sports programmes/facilities for females is reported countrywide.
Hence, GUtech Sports programme strives for gender equality in sports and follows FISU and UN “Sport for Development and Peace” guidelines.
Competitive sports takes place in various forms at GUtech. We develop and support staff, as well as student teams. Association and identification with GUtech is a major objective.
GUtech members can participate in regular in-house tournaments. Furthermore, we enable and encourage student’s participation in national and international competitions.
Education and university sports
The GUtech sports programme develops training opportunities, such as workshops and lectures, to impart knowledge and sports-specific skills on a broad and sustainable basis.
An awareness of the importance of sport and its benefits, e.g. better concentration, less stress, etc., are fostered in student and staff minds. Our educational networking and affiliates enable us to offer sports qualifications to instructors.
University sports and community services
GUtech sports contributes highly to the development of sports nationwide, through various open events, training opportunities for the local community, facility booking possibility and voluntary membership on Omani sports committees.