The new island-wide strategy, to be released in 2018
Later in 2018 the exciting and ambitious “Inspiring an Active Jersey” strategy will be unveiled, paving the way for the island to become one of the most physically active places in the world within 25 years.
The government strategy, being led by Jersey Sport, will build upon the success of the existing “Fit for the Future” strategy which was always due to expire in 2018.
A series of consultation events is running over the first six months of the year to help shape the plans, which will focus not just on sport but increasing the island-wide levels of physical activity.
It is currently the intention of the Assistant Minister with responsibility for sport that the strategy will then be put forward for States approval and endorsement later in the year.
“We can be successful if we have a strategy that encompasses all departments and all islanders, as physical activity is of ‘national’ concern and impacts upon us all”
Catriona McAllister, Jersey Sport CEO
The published strategy document will appear on this page of the Jersey Sport website later this year.
A wide range of leading experts on sport and physical activity from across the British Isles spoke at a conference in Jersey on Thursday 1 March, aimed at demonstrating the stark issues the island faces because of inactivity.
It was the most high-profile of consultation events ahead of the launch of the new strategy, with senior politicians, business leaders, heads of States Departments and senior representatives from the health, sport and education sectors attending the day at St Paul’s Centre.
You can download the overall PowerPoint presentation as a PDF by clicking here.
“Making the case for physical activity in challenging times” – Dr Charlie Foster from the University of Bristol:
“How do we build active communities through sport?” – Jo Foster, Independent Consultant:
“The Daily Mile” – Elaine Wyllie, founder:
“Making Active Transport Work” – Dr Nick Cavill, University of Oxford:
“Making An Integrated Approach Happen” – Michele McCoy, NHS Dumfries and Galloway:
Jersey Sport CEO Catriona McAllister took the delegates through her initial plans for the “Inspiring An Active Jersey” strategy:
Constable Steve Pallett, Jersey’s assistant minister with responsibility for sport, summed up the day: