Island Sport Trust
To develop & implement quality physical activity programmes for youth and to strengthen the sporting provision & structure available in St. Mary.
The Island Sport Trust is a dynamic project of the Oracabessa Foundation, a non-profit organization. It was established in May 1998, with a grant from Island Jamaica Ltd. It is working to effect positive change and establish a bright future for young Jamaicans in sport.
Island Sport Trust Believes:
That all young persons have the right to:
- Experience & enjoy physical activity
– An introduction to physical activity suited to their own level of ability
– Develop a range of sport skills and progress along a structured pathway of sporting opportunities
– Quality instruction and resources
– Develop good sporting attitudes
– Experience and benefit from positive competition
– A sound foundation for lifelong physical activity
We Are Achieving This By:
- Promoting the benefit of physical activity for young people.
– Delivering TOP Programmes – a series of structured, linked and progressive physical education opportunities for young people.
– Providing opportunities for children to play competitive, formalized sport.
– Providing training for teachers, sport leaders, coaches and parents.
– Developing Jamaican resources for all those involved in physical activity.
– Offering information and advice for agencies working in youth sport.
The Island Sport Trust runs a wide range of sport related programs designed to strengthen the pathways, people and places of sport in Jamaica.
Developing Sport Leadership skills in 14-18 year olds
– Over 75 Youth Sport Leaders trained
– Leaders have volunteered well over 3,000 hours of community sport service
Primary School Sports Leagues
Boys and Girls Football (Soccer), Basketball and Netball for 10-12 year olds
– Over 600 children participate each year
Oracabessa Sports Council
- Ensuring local control over local sport
– Over 500 persons a year participating in:
– U15 Football
– U19 Football
– Open Netball
– Ladies Cricket
Building the capacity of local sports clubs through targeted workshops
– 35 Local Sport Club Administrators trained
Everyone Wins With Fair Play
Bringing Principles of Fair Play into Schools – Fair Play packs distributed to all schools in Primary School League
Caribbean Coaching Certification Programme
Building the knowledge base of local coaches
– 15 Local coaches certified
Umpire/Referee Training Programme
Building capacity of local sporting officials
– 20 Football referees and netball umpires trained
Sport Resource Centre
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