About a third of Jersey’s election candidates this morning pledged to commit to supporting sport and active living, if successfully elected, as part of the #VoteForSport campaign.
At a breakfast briefing at the Pomme D’Or, Jersey Sport chairman Phil Austin and CEO Catriona McAllister outlined the case for government investment in physical activity.
Meanwhile, around 450 islanders have so far added their voice to calls for the next States assembly to recognise the importance of active living. You can add your name and message to the candidates by clicking here!
“Active populations perform significantly better than ones faced with health issues through inactivity,” said Catriona McAllister, when addressing more than 40 of the candidates standing on May 16th.
“You may give us limited resources, but we need to make sure we’re spending it in the right areas. Collaboration is required, as one government.”
Election candidates have gathered this morning to hear more about our plans to make Jersey one of the most active places in the world. They’ll be asked to sign our pledge board, committing to advocate for sport and active living (if elected)
Posted by Jersey Sport on Friday, April 27, 2018
The following candidates have so far signed our pledge, confirming that they recognise that sport and active living can play a significant role in improving the lives of people in Jersey and is key to achieving the desired outcomes of the “Future Jersey” strategy. They pledged, if elected, to: “advocate for sport and active living”.