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Nagaland Sports

Nagaland is the land of different tribal groups. These different tribal groups play different games and sports. The state of Nagaland is blessed with nature all around. The rivers, the hills and mountains in Nagaland also open up lot of avenues for various sports in the state. Nagaland offers sport lovers with angling, camping, trekking and mountaineering. The state government also encourages in the development of different sports of Nagaland.

Nagaland Department of Youth Resources and Sports

Talking about the sports department in Nagaland, the department of Youth Resources and Sports need special mention. The council is headed by the Secretary, who is assisted by the Deputy Secretary and one Under Secretary along with other Ministerial Staff.

The administration of the department is managed by the council of members responsible for the smooth running of the state sports affairs. Rules and regulations are set forth and accordingly the members work towards a better sports united state. Mentioned below are the heads who manages the department of youth resources and sports.

Shri. Kelei Zeliang,
Youth Resources & Sports
Phone No.: 0370 – 2280390

Shri Menukhol John
Commissioner & Secretary,YRS

Smti Sara S Jamir
Under Secretary,YRS

Shri Vekhoyi Chakesang
Deputy Secretary,YRS

Sh. K. T. Sukhalo
Deptt. of Youth Resources & Sports
Govt. of Nagaland,
Secretariat Building, Kohima
Phone No.: 03702270289(O)

Mr. Shihokhe Sumi
Assistant Director-cum-SLO, NSS
Dte. of Youth Resources & Sports
Govt. of Nagaland,
Phone No.: 03702280391(O)

To get full detailed information about the department and its members, click here.

District level Public Information Officers of Nagaland Department of Youth Resources and Sports:

District Sports Office:

Shri. Teisobou Sekhose,
DSO Kohima
Phone No.: 0370-2245075, 9436005067
Shri. Dziesebeinuo,
DSO Mokokchung
Phone No.: 9436011062
Shri. Jakedovo,
DSO Peren
Phone No.: 9436401627
Shri. Zakhiesituo,
DSO Wokha
Phone No.: 9862745302
Shri. Mhiesilhoubei,
Phone No.: 9862246712
Shri. Kevigho,
DSO Zunheboto
Phone No.: 9436427971
Shri. Mangla Imchen,
DSO Longleng
Phone No.: 943643568
Shri. Nizheto,
DSO Dimapur
Phone No.: 9436008755
Shri. Nyuvitho,
DSO Phek
Phone No.: 9436207718
Shri. Tsalise,
DSO Tuensang
Phone No.: 9402644810
Shri. Asekho Talie,
DSO Kiphire
Phone No.: 8974958896

Youth Resources Office:

Smti. Khriekethou Kense,
YRO, Kohima
Phone No.: 961510015
Shri. Vineikholie,
YRO Phek
Phone No.: 9436003285
Shri. Libemo Jami,
YRO Wokha
Phone No.: 9436809600
Shri. Bechung Konyak,
YRO Mokokchung
Phone No.: 8014599025
Shri. Neilhousatuo Kense,
YRO Tuensang
Phone No.: 9436064124
Shri. Angke Konyak,
Phone No.: 9402697121
Smti. Chubarenla,
YRO Dimapur
Phone No.: 9402489898
Shri. Viruokuo ,
YRO Peren
Phone No.: 9612361722


Shri. Toshimeren,
25 NCC Mokokchung
O.C. ,
No.1 NCC Dimapur
Group Commander,
NCC Grp. Hq.
1 Nagaland Girls NCC,
24 NCC,

Scouts and Guides of Nagaland

Smti. Vimezhonu,
Tetseo, SOC(G),
Nagaland Bharat Scouts & Guides
Phone No.: 9436062258

Engineering Wing:

Shri. I. Chuba Lemtur,
Divisional Accounts Officer,
Engineering Wing,
YRS Kohima
Phone No.: 9436437594

Music Task Force:

Shri. G. Chishi,
Project Director,
Music Task Force Kohima.
Phone No.: 9436012134


Shri. Chekrongoi Theyo,
State Liason Officer,
NSS Cell Kohima
Phone No.: 9615243952

Location and Address of the District Level Offices:

Directorate of Youth Resources & Sports
Near Don Bosco Hr. Secondary
Nagaland : Kohima – 797001
District Sports Officer Office
Dimapur – Nagaland
District Sports Officer Office
Wokha – Nagaland
District Sports Officer Office
Mokokchung – Nagaland
District Sports Officer Office
Phek – Nagaland
District Sports Officer Office
Zunheboto – Nagaland
District Sports Officer Office
Peren – Nagaland
District Sports Officer Office
Kiphire – Nagaland
District Sports Officer Office
Longleng – Nagaland
District Sports Officer Office
Tuensang – Nagaland
District Sports Officer Office
Mon – Nagaland
District Sports Office
Kohima District
High School Road – 797001
Project Director
Music Task Force
Directorate of Youth Resources and Sports
Nagaland, Kohima
National Service Scheme
Directorate of Youth Resources and Sports
Nagaland, Kohima
State Chief Commissioner
Bharat Scouts & Guides
Kohima, Nagaland.
Engineering Wing (YRS)
Directorate of Youth Resources and Sports
Nagaland, Kohima.
Group Commander
NCC Goup Head Quarter
Kohima, Nagaland.

Sports Personalities of Nagaland:

Nagaland has produced some of the best sportsmen in the country. The names of Dr T Ao (first Naga Olympian) and Chekrovolu Swuro (international archer) shine in the sports arena of Nagaland and the nation as well. Dr T. Ao was a physician and a footballer too. He was the captain of the Indian Football team in the year 1948 and led the team with pride playing brilliantly.


Indigenous sports of Nagaland


naga wrestling

The most popular indigenous sport of Nagaland is wrestling. In this indigenous form of sport the sportsmen hold each others waist girdles. After the signal is given both the sportsmen try to throw off the fellow sportsmen. And thus one is declared the winner if he can throw off his opponent. Naga wrestling is popular with the Angami, Chakhesang, Zeliang, Rengma and Mao tribes. Each alternate year a sport competition is held and the sport has achieved the status of All Naga Sports.

Cock Fighting:

cock fighting in nagaland

Cock Fighting is another important sport of Nagaland. The sport is quite similar with Tae-Kwan-Do. The game is popular with the Sema tribes and it requires much strength, speed and agility.


angling in nagaland

Angling or fishing is a wonderful sport in Nagaland. The Dhansiri river, Doyang river, Milak river and other rivers of Nagaland offer one with the opportunity of the sport of angling.


The virgin forest of Satoi range offers camping. Sports enthusiasts can go for camping in the forests of Satoi range. One can also opt for Dzukou valley and Governor's camp which are ideal spots for camping.


The many hills and terrains of Nagaland are the ultimate destination for trekking. Dzukou valley, Saramati peak in Tuensang district, Japfu peak in Kohima , Mount Tiyi, Patkai hills, Satoi range and many others welcome the sports lovers for trekking.

Other indigenous sports of Nagaland are pole climbing, fire-making, meat kicking.

Stadiums in Nagaland:

Stadiums in Nagaland include Sovina Cricket Stadium situated in Dimapur. It is the first stadium in Nagaland. Another stadium DDS Stadium is located in Dimapur and IG stadium in Kohima.

Sports Associations in Nagaland

The Nagaland Adventure and Motor Sports Association (NAMSA) is an exclusive state adventure motor sporting authority of Nagaland. It was formed in 2001. It is affiliated to the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India. NAMSA has taken up the responsibility of promoting adventure and motor Sports in Nagaland.


Contact Details:

Nagaland Adventure & Motor Sports Association (NAMSA)
H.No-116, Opp. Morung Express
Duncan, Circular Road
Nagaland N.E. (INDIA)
Phone No.: (M) (+91) 09436072954, 09436003727, 09856247624
E-mail : info@namsa.co.in / hellonamsa@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.namsa.co.in/

Nagaland Premier League:

Nagaland Premier League (NPL) is the top division football league in Nagaland. The aim of the league is to promote football in Nagaland. It is the top class league game in the entire state. There are 10 clubs which participate in the league matches which compete against each other to get the maximum goals and score and finally emerge the winner. The NPL was started in the year 2012 and since then it has been religiously played year after year.

football in nagaland

Given below is a list of all the teams which has been participating the league games since its inception:
  • Dimapur United from Dimapur
  • Doyang from Wokha
  • Dynamic from Dimapur
  • Flamingoz from Peren
  • Kohima Komets from Kohima
  • Life Sports from Kohima
  • Naga Tornados from Zunheboto
  • New Market from Kohima
  • Sangpang from Mokokchung
  • Zonipang from Mokokchung

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