Western Delta University commenced operation in 2008 and in its second year, 2009, it took part in the 3rd edition of the Nigerian Private University Games hosted by American University of Nigeria, Yola. At the end of the competition, Western Delta University came 5th among all the other private Universities in the country. This brilliant performance made NPUGA to award the hosting right to WDU despite the fact that the University was in its second year and WDU did not actually bid for the hosting.

Western Delta University hosted the 4th edition of NPUGA games in 2011 and came 2nd in the medal tables follows:

  • Gold: 24
  • Silver: 31
  • Bronze: 32

In 2012, Western Delta University participated in NUGA games hosted by the University of Benin as an observer.

In 2013, WDU participated in the Nigerian Private University Games hosted by Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ara-Keji, Osun State.

Western Delta University also participated in Nigerian Universities Staff Sports Association (NUSSA) 2016.

Western Delta University organizes friendly Football and Basket ball matches periodically among other higher institutions around its vicinity and the Navy.