THE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT UNIT
The Sports Unit is under the Student Affairs Unit of the University. At the inception of the University it was administered by the Deputy Registrar, and football was the game given the utmost attention. By November 1991 a Principal Sports Coach was employed to cater for the increasing number of students and facilities. The Principal Sports Coach at that time performed both administrative and coaching duties with the help of a clerical officer. The Unit operated under the supervision of the Deputy Registrar, Director of Academics and Student Affairs.
A Brief History
Sports in LAUTECH started on the temporary sports ground outside the University campus. The sports ground was released to the University by Chief S. A. Lawuyi for students and staffs use till the University had its own sports ground. On that ground, we have a standard football pitch, two volleyball courts, one basketball court, one handball court, one badmington court (out door) and a 300-metre lap athletics field for training.
The University, in 1993 started work on its own temporary sports ground situated close to Pre-Degree Science Programme building. By 1994, the clearing, leveling and grassing had been completed and the construction of temporary pitches and courts had been done.
As of now, we have the following facilities on the University's sports ground: two standard handball courts, two volleyball courts, two basketball courts and a 400 metres lap athletics field. These temporary courts are being used for training by students and staff.
By April 2002, the University Authority started work on its permanent sports complex situated at the back of Faculty of Engineering and 1200 seat lecture theatre.
Sporting Activities in the University
The University Sports Unit which was recognized as a unit on April 1, 1994 has been responsible for the encouragement and development of talents in sportsmen/women from the inception of the University by providing opportunities for 'sporting activities now under the' supervision of the Deputy Director of Sports in the following Sports: Athletics, Basketball, Hand Ball, Badminton, and Chess. Others include Judo, Soccer, Tackwando, Swimming, Volley Ball Table Tennis, Tennis and Squash.
The University Authority made frantic efforts in the provision of sporting Facilities and achieved a landmark in this regard for the use of students and staff.
• Inter-Level Soccer Competition
• Vice-Chancellor's Cup Competition (Inter-Faculty Soccer Competition)
• Inter-Department Table Tennis Competition
• Cross Country Race
• Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA)
• NNPC/Nigeria University Athletics Championship (NNPC/MOBIL NUAC)
• Nigerian University Football League (NUFOL)
• West African University Games (WAUG)
• World University Games
• Africa University Sports (FASU)
LAUTECH at the sport level has recorded tremendous success at the local, national and international sport competitions. We have won a lot of laurel medals at national and international level.
Also LAUTECH has produced an international soccer player who is a strong member of the Nigeria's Super Eagles in person of Seyi Olofinjana.
The achievements recorded so far have gone a long way to prove that indeed we deserve the award of the Best State University in Nigeria by Nigeria University Commission (NUC) rating.