Minister Presses Ahead with Plans for Jersey Sport

Thursday 23 March 09:47

Jersey Sport, the proposed independent body that will be responsible for the development of sport and physical activity in the Island, will be launched this summer if States members agree.

Following the recommendations of the Jersey Sport Shadow Board’s (JSSB) ‘Sport Report’ published in September 2016, the Assistant Minister with responsibility for Sport, Connetable Steve Pallett, has lodged a proposition to formalise the establishment of Jersey Sport and transfer the Sport Development Team at the Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Department to the new organisation.
 

It is intended that this will give Jersey Sport greater independence from government to both set future policy for sports development and potentially secure additional non-States funding to increase the provision of sports services. The creation of Jersey Sport has received strong endorsement from Jersey’s sports community following public consultations and detailed briefings. The development of the five-year ‘Fit for the Future’ strategy for sport and physical activity, presented to the States in October 2013 ,clearly set out as one of its four priorities, the creation of a new independent co-ordinating body for sport and the lodging of this proposition brings this a step closer
 

Connetable Pallett said: “Sport is crucial to a strong community and we’re committed to working with the sporting community to create the correct environment that will encourage increased participation.
 

“I am delighted that following the significant voluntary input from Jersey Sport Shadow Board members and the Island’s sporting community that we have finally reached a stage where long-held aspirations for the creation of a strategic body for sport are within reach. I hope that when the proposition is debated, that States Members will give Jersey Sport a strong endorsement and the encouragement to build upon the significant achievements of the Sport Development Team in delivering ‘Fit for the Future.’”

The proposition will be debated by the States Assembly on 23 May 2017.

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