Sport minister has big plans for Longville Park
Residents of Longville Park Housing Scheme in Clarendon had reasons to smile on Easter Monday, as Sport Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange announced some improvements for the community sport programmes.
Addressing the residents at their 20th anniversary Sports Day event, Grange said she observed the field was in need of attention.
"I think it is very important for sports infrastructure and good facilities to exist throughout the island, and that's a commitment I am making as minister of sports," she said before imparting the news that the community facilities would be upgraded.
"You are going to get all the support that I can (give) in all the sporting disciplines that you are engaging in at Longville Park, to ensure that your sport facilities are of a standard that will allow you to engage in whatever you want to," she said to loud cheers.
Grange had more good news for the community, as she said that the multipurpose court built years ago would be renovated, and that she would ensure the jogging trail is equipped with lights.
Grange said Longville Park is not the only community that will get attention, as there are plans to upgrade community facilities as well as infrastructure in schools across Jamaica, to ensure that young people can engage in all kinds of sporting disciplines.
Grange also stressed the importance of community sports, pointing out that it is a good tool to unite people and a good social-intervention method.
She also used the opportunity to inform that basic schools would soon be engaging in football competitions.