Basseterre, St. Kitts. March 6, 2020 (Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture): Mark Mungal, the consultant hired to assist with the creation of the National Sports Policy says that he hopes that the finished product would be the catalyst for improvements in health, organized sports, well-maintained facilities and booming sport tourism sector, among other things.
He shared this vision after meeting with a number of stakeholders involved in the sporting industry and members of the National Sports Advisory Committee, during an all day session on March 5, at Warner Park.
The consultant engaged a diverse group of persons that included representatives from the Department of Sports, the National Olympic Committee, the Department of Education and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the aim of establishing core principles that should be operational to create a national sports policy.
Mungal underscored the need for a concerted approach to the creation of the policy and noted that it is critical that discussions include not just sports but recreational activity, physical education and physical activity.
He revealed that stakeholders will continue to be engaged for the next few days, including those in Nevis.
The National Sports Policy is projected to be created and implemented by the end of May, with the aim of enriching the lives of Kittitians and Nevisians through total participation in sport.