About the Directorate
The Athletics Directorate was established on November 1, 1995 as an athletic unit. The Directorate holds annual intercollegiate Football, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Chess championships for students of the University of Duhok and also Duhok Technical Institute. In addition to that, it hosts many external championships for both the Kurdistan region and Iraq as well as carrying out many athletics activities like agility and body fitness trainings. Moreover, halls are allocated for agility and body fitness within the newly opened Cultural and Social Center. The University teams have won many championships at regional and National level. The university Basketball team , for example, won the Iraqi universities championship (northern area) for four successive years and came second in the Iraqi championship held for the whole universities of Iraq.
The Athletics Directorate holds annual intercollegiate Football, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Chess championships for students of University of Duhok in addition to Football and Volleyball for teachers and staff. The University teams participate in many external championships at the regional and Iraq level.
The most outstanding achievements of the said teams are the following:
- The University Basketball Team won the Iraqi Universities Championship (northern area) for four successive years ( 2004- 2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008) and came the second in the Iraq Championship held for the whole Universities of Iraq in 2006-2007
- The University teams were the first in the Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Swimming, Badminton and Tennis in regional championships in 2008-2009.
- The directorates aims at hosting and arranging championships at the regional and Iraqi level.
- Conducting trainings for students and trainers.
- Raising awareness and disseminating athletics education amongst students and teachers both within and outside the university.