Twenty Five Schools to Receive Hurdles – Grange

first_imgStory Highlights The plan includes the provision of hurdles equipment to schools in a bid to increase participation in hurdling events and build proficiency in the discipline. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced a major initiative to improve Jamaica’s performance in the hurdles. Today, Minister Grange announced that the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will be providing hurdles equipment to 25 schools in the first pilot phase of the initiative being funded by the Sports Development Foundation at a cost of $12.6M. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced a major initiative to improve Jamaica’s performance in the hurdles.The plan includes the provision of hurdles equipment to schools in a bid to increase participation in hurdling events and build proficiency in the discipline.Today, Minister Grange announced that the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will be providing hurdles equipment to 25 schools in the first pilot phase of the initiative being funded by the Sports Development Foundation at a cost of $12.6M.The Minister credited the Board of Directors at the Sport Development Foundation for coming up with the idea.“The Board of the SDF in preparing its development plan identified a problem – the performance of our athletes in the hurdles is outstanding but participation is not widespread – Jamaica is excelling in the hurdles at the international level, yet only a minority of our schools participate in the discipline at Champs. The conclusion was that if the pool were wider then we could be even more dominant,” Minister Grange said.Each school will receive 20 hurdles. The schools include:Mount Alvernia High SchoolMerlene Ottey High SchoolEwarton High SchoolGreen Island High SchoolClaude McKay High SchoolConvent of Mercy Academy AlphaChristiana High SchoolRhodes Hall High SchoolGaynstead High SchoolHerbert Morrison Tech. High Sch.Edith Dalton James High SchoolSpalding High SchoolSt. Andrew Technical High SchoolPetersfield High SchoolSt. James High SchoolImmaculate Conception High SchoolMerl Grove High SchoolBuff Bay High SchoolMona High SchoolMorant Bay High SchoolCharlemont High SchoolHolmwood Technical High SchoolWaterford High SchoolJonathan Grant High SchoolNew Forest High SchoolMinister Grange made the announcement at a ceremony to reopen the Stadium East Track at Independence Park Complex today.Minister Grange said she was “extremely proud” that work on the Stadium East Track was completed ahead of the start of the Boys and Girls Champs which begin tomorrow at the National Stadium.last_img

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