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Inspiring an Active Jersey: Workshops put on to discuss the direction and role of sport

Thursday 5 April 2018

Clubs and associations in Jersey are being given the opportunity to help shape the future direction of sport in the island at a series of workshops looking at the role that sports can play.

The three sessions over the next two months will feed into Jersey Sport’s work preparing the “Inspiring an Active Jersey” island-wide strategy.

“We want to work with the sports to work out how to best support them,” said James Tilley, Sports Partnership Manager for Jersey Sport. “Sport has a huge role to play and these workshops are a vital part of the consultation process. We need to learn more about the role that clubs and associations believe they can play in delivering the new strategy, and what support we can put in place to ensure sports thrive in Jersey.”

The workshops will each give an overview of the plans for the strategy, followed by discussions – led by the Sport and Recreation Alliance – focused around three key questions:

  1. What role can sports play in delivering the new strategy for sport in Jersey?
  2. What barriers are there to sports fulfilling this role, and what support do sports need from Jersey Sport to be able to overcome this?
  3. How should Jersey Sport develop and implement this support?

Club and association representatives are encouraged to register for the sessions by clicking here for the April session or by clicking here for either of the May sessions.

Session details

Sunday 22nd April 2018: 10am – 2pm – Jersey Rugby Club

Friday 11th May 2018: 5pm – 9pm – Jersey Hospice (Training Suite)

Saturday 12th May 2018: 9.30am – 1.30pm – Jersey Hospice (Training Suite)

The workshops follow on from a recent conference, which saw a wide range of leading experts from across the British Isles explore the stark issues the island faces because inactivity. Videos of those presentations are available on www.jerseysport.je/strategy. The “Inspiring An Active Jersey Strategy” will be released later in 2018.

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