Sports contest ‘Cheerfulness and health – 2017’

Sports tradition: Sports contest ‘Cheerfulness and health – 2017’

KSTU holds traditional sports contest ‘Cheerfulness and health – 2017’ among the faculty and staff for the Cup of rector of the educational institution.

Sports contest is aimed at the implementation of the Law ‘On physical culture and sport’ and is called on promotion of healthy lifestyles by means of physical culture and sport among the faculty and staff and the systematic physical training and sports.

The competition is held in six kinds of sports like table tennis, volleyball, togyzkumalak, football, presidential all-round and chess.

The winners of the team championships are determined by the highest amount of points scored by the faculty across all sports. In case of equality of points of the teams, the advantage is given to faculty having more 1, 2 places and so on.

One of the main organizers of the event – Director of Sport club of KSTU Sergey Nikolayevich Kunakh works at university since 1980. After working for twelve years as a teacher, senior lecturer, in 1992, he was appointed as Director of the Sports club of the University.

-The sports contest ‘Cheerfulness and health’ was in the 80s, — Sergey says. – It is traditionally held every year in vacation time for staff and teachers. Its main objective is firstly, the improvement of our faculty and staff, and secondly, to involve them in regular exercises and sports. The University has health groups in volleyball, football, table tennis, a gym, a small gym for women. There is a sports complex where our faculty and staff exercise regularly. The Olympics is held for the Cup of rector and our Union rewards teams for 1, 2, 3 places, that is, stimulates a healthy lifestyle.

We all know that there is a task set by President of RK Nursultan Nazarbayev, attracting 30 percent of the population to systematic sport activities. According to the Director of Sport club of KSTU, we need to conduct more mass sports events for this purpose.

-Earlier, it was easier complement staff teams in various sports. It is difficult now, not all faculties can set team. Unfortunately, only 15-17 percent of our teachers regularly go in for sports at present time. Students go in for sports less. Every year the contingent is weaker. We lose types of sports as skiing, swimming. Our sports complex is one of the best universities of the country. Of course, it is a pity that it cannot take more than 300 people. Typically, visitors train by one, first the students, then 15 teams. There are commercial groups on work with the population, which bring income about 4 million KZT to university per year, — S.N. Kunakh said.

The Sport contest will last up to January 20. The teams ranked first, second and third places will be awarded Cups of the rector of the university, with certificates and cash prizes.


The program of competitions and dates:

  1. Table tennis — 9 January;
  2. Volleyball — 10-13 January;
  3. Togyzkumalak — 12-13 January;
  4. Football — 16-20 January;

5.Presidential all-around — 17-18 January;

  1. Chess — 19-20 January.

KSTU press service