Senator Steve Pallett, Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, has today (Tuesday 22 January) published a report which sets out the possible future of Jersey’s sports facilities.
The independent report, which was commissioned by the Government, assesses the future requirements for Jersey’s indoor and outdoor sports provision; considers how the quality of the facilities might be improved over the medium to longer term; and examines future management options for the redesigned sports facilities portfolio.
Within the report, several strategic recommendations are made to improve Jersey’s sports provision including:
The report has been delivered by specialist consultancy firm Knight, Kavanagh & Page Ltd.
Senator Pallett said: “As part of the recently approved Common Strategic Policy, Jersey’s government is committed to both putting children first and to improving islanders’ wellbeing, both mentally and physically. To achieve this, it’s vitally important that Jersey has fit-for-purpose sports and leisure facilities. This report provides the basis for more detailed planning to deliver these facilities.
“A new political oversight group is being established to oversee the development of a comprehensive sports facilities strategy for the island, and the next step is for us to consider the report’s recommendations.”