The seminary community, devoted primarily to academic pursuits, places a high premium on sports and leisure activities, and the sports and games department takes the lead in organizing various sporting events for the community members throughout the year. Irrespective of age and responsibilities everyone in the seminary participates in these activities, which is but necessary for the overall and continuing development of a person. Sporting events are always memorable and worthwhile and shape the students into more mature and able ministers to work for God's glory.
The activities, briefly, can be summed up as consisting of sporting events, volleyball, cricket, table tennis, badminton, etc. where the residents engage on a regular basis.
Onam, the festival eagerly awaited by each and every Malayalee, is also a time deeply relished by the Seminary community for the varied games arranged during this time which includes games such as Kilithattu, bread bite, balloon toss, egg toss, baptismal throw, bombing the city, brick walking etc. Matches of traditional team sports such as volleyball and cricket are also held. The main event is the tug of war which takes place among different groups. All the residents of our campus are divided into four distinctively and creatively named teams which compete together in various sports and game exhibitions.
The Rev. Dr. V. P. Thomas Memorial Volley ball Tournament is held annually at our Seminary in honour of our former Principal, Rev. Dr. V. P. Thomas, who himself was an avid sportsman. The tournament is usually held in December.
The Seminary has a volley ball team which trains throughout the year and all are encouraged to participate in it. This team competes annually in the tournament with distinguished theological institutions' teams such as Orthodox Theological Seminary (Kottayam), Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary (Mulumthuruthy), Kerala United Theological Seminary (Thiruvananthapuram) and Episcopal Jubilee Institute (Tiruvalla).
The annual sports meet is a weeklong event which is held towards the end of January and which tries to accommodate each member of the Seminary community through the sporting activities of various skill levels. Competing as four teams, the seminary community takes part in various team sports as well as several track and field events.
Maintaining health is crucial for a successful and fulfilling time of ministry, and towards this end, the seminary community takes conscious efforts to be part of the various sporting events and thereby to invest in a healthy lifestyle for the coming days to fulfil the divine calling in the most appropriate manner.