Holmwood Technical to get $10-m sports field

Kingston, Jamaica — Holmwood Technical High School, in Christiana, Manchester, is to get an additional sports field at a cost of $10 million.

Minister with responsibility for sport Natalie Neita Headley made the disclosure during a visit to the institution on January 16. She said the Sports Development Foundation will fund the facility’s development, which is to be executed under the Government’s High School Sport Infrastructure Improvement Project

Neita Headley said the new field will complement and enhance the school’s existing sports facilities and enable Holmwood Technical’s administration to undertake a tailored training programmem specifically targeting the institution’s athletes.

“The school wants to develop this additional field to be able to accommodate field events. And we want to, as best as possible, accommodate the needs and the priorities of the school that has given so much to the track and field sporting landscape of our country. The focus for Holmwood High School is to look at developing a third field to ensure the safety of our children,” the minister said.

Neita Headley assured that efforts will be made to execute the project expeditiously.

Member of Parliament for North East Manchester, Audley Shaw said the school is currently engaged in 12 sporting disciplines, “so the propensity for excellence (in sports)”, is great.

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