Vice Admiral Jeremy Kyd CBE, Jersey’s Lieutenant Governor, visited the Primary Schools Tag Rugby Tournament yesterday at the Jersey Rugby Club as the new Patron of Jersey Sport.
Vice Admiral Jeremy Kyd CBE said, “As a keen sportsman, with a particular love for boxing, I am delighted to support the work of Jersey Sport and become their new Patron. Increasing participation in sport and physical activity is not only vital to increase the physical health of islanders, but important for their mental health too. I hope by working together we can reduce the inequalities which are apparent amongst some sports and physical activity opportunities in Jersey and focus on building an inclusive local sporting community.”
Jersey Sport’s mission is to inspire, lead, and enable positive well-being for all through lifelong engagement in sport and physical activity for those living in Jersey. The organisation, which was established in 2017, aims to increase participation and reduce inequality in sport and physical activity, focus on inactive islanders, and build a safe and sustainable sporting community.
Phil Austin MBE, Chairman for Jersey Sport said, ”We are absolutely delighted to welcome Lieutenant-Governor Vice Admiral Jeremy Kyd CBE as our Patron and would like to sincerely thank him for his support. As retiring Chairman of Jersey Sport, I am so proud of what we’ve achieved to date as a supporter, advocate and communicator for sport and the work we’ve done within the community that really makes a difference to people of all ages and abilities – both within formal sport and in getting people more active, more often.”
Catriona McAllister CEO at Jersey Sport added, “We advocate for those sport and physical activity groups that are under-represented in the island, and so are thankful to receive the support of His Excellency to continue this work, for the health and wellbeing of our local community.”