Kenya Volleyball Federation was founded in 1964 and is affiliated to the Kenya National Sports Council (KNSC), the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK), Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) and the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB).
It is the role of the Federation to identify, nurture and develop talent, promote volleyball, oversee volleyball activities in schools, colleges and other institutions, develop technical personnel (coaches and referees), organise volleyball competitions in the country and prepare different categories of national volleyball teams – youth, junior and senior players – and enter them for relevant competitions.
For many years, Kenya has been the best—placed women’s volleyball teams in Africa at club and national levels.
The country has won many times the senior category of the Africa Cup of Nations and the All Africa Games (twice). lt has represented Africa several times at the Olympics, World Cup and World Championships, while Kenyan clubs have the best record in the Africa Cup of Club Champions.
At the club level, GSU Volleyball team is rated among the best teams in Africa, having taken the third and fifth positions in the African Cup of Clubs Champions Championship in Benin and Egypt in 2005 and 2009 respectively.
ln Africa, the women teams dominance is challenged by its main rival, Egypt, and other teams such as Algeria, Cameroon, Algeria, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia.
The Federation is implementing youth and technical development programmes for coaches and referees, improving training and competition facilities, ensuring teams participate in youth, junior and senior competitions and encouraging players to take up professional status in Africa and elsewhere.
The Federation will open 16 youth centres eight for boys and eight girls. It will then send technical personnel to identify talented young people who can be taken to the centres during the school holidays to train under qualified coaches.