Finally, a peek at National Sports Policy

THE Observer was yesterday given an exclusive first look at a draft of the National Sports Policy which is designed to mobilise the country’s sport development and is expected to be reviewed by Cabinet next Wednesday.

In response to a story published by the Observer yesterday which questioned the lengthy delay in the formalising of the document on the heels of Jamaica’s recent sporting achievements, Minister of Sport Olivia Grange presented evidence of the draft entitled, “Revised National Sport Policy Framework Document 2010-2015.”

Included in the policy goals are that by 2015 there will be “an increase in the number of persons of all ages participating in recreational and competitive sports; sports will become a significant contributor for economic growth and development for Jamaica; Jamaica will consistently produce elite athletes who are world leaders in their respective disciplines” and “professional sports will be strategically promoted and supported as a measure of economic and social development”. Read more >>

Source: Jamaica Observer