September 8, 2020

The Guernsey Sports Commission is challenging candidates standing in the upcoming election to show their support for sport as part of their manifestos.

‘We were delighted to receive the unanimous backing of the States last month when they voted to support the Active 8 Plan for Sport,’ said Operations Director, Graham Chester.

‘Sport plays an important role in our community and the Guernsey Sports Commission is at the very heart of that role. We want that to continue.

‘We want to ensure that the newly elected States of Deliberation continues to support the proper and effective resourcing of the Plan for Sport.

‘We are really excited to be working in partnership with Government and local sports clubs and organisations to help raise aspirations, increase access and generally encourage our community to be more active.’

The Commission is asking candidates and the wider community to post a photo of them being active or playing sport using the #IVote4Sport

‘We believe this is a really simple way for the community to show how important sport and physical activity is and why it deserves to be featured in candidates’ manifestos,’ said Graham.

By signing up the Commission hopes the candidates commit to:

  • Support the proper and effective resourcing of the recently approved States of Guernsey Active 8 Sports Strategy

  • Support raising aspirations, increasing access, and raising achievement levels across all sports

  • Support social inclusion through sport

  • Recognise the economic, cultural, social and health value of sport

  • Ensure as many islanders as possible have the opportunity to play/try sport no matter what their background, age, or ability

  • Encourage islanders to be more active

  • Ensure all sport is delivered in a safe and supportive environment

  • Supporting our local community to develop the sporting facilities it requires and ensuring they are used effectively and efficiently

As the Guernsey election 2020 draws near make sure your support for sport counts #IVote4Sport and tag @GuernseySports in your post.

The Commission is delighted to be taking part in the GDA’s Speed Hustings meeting on Wednesday 16th September at St Pierre Park to help promote Inclusion in Sport to those standing for election.