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Jersey Sport Needs Your Time And Help

Jersey Sport is struggling to recruit and keep volunteers since the Covid-19 pandemic.

The pandemic disrupted our way of life for two years, and 2022 was the first full year of a return to physical activity for Jersey Sport.

However, the organisation did not see as many volunteers returning.

Jersey Sport believes this could be down to the rising cost of living, and people having less free time and money.

It says it is accepting the 'new normal' and is trying to rectify the recruitment and retention issues in 2023, despite the record inflation levels.

CEO Catriona McAllister says the main challenge is making sure sporting opportunities are available to everyone.

"We know there are lower participation rates among those with disabilities or life-limiting conditions, we know women and girls are less active than their male counterparts and we know that people from low-income and social households are less active."

Jersey Sports wants to focus on changing these rates in the coming years.

2022 also saw the body create a new website called SupportIn Sport.

The online initiative aims to offer workshops, information and support to sporting organisations to reach Safe and Sustainable Standards.

Jersey Sport's 2022 Annual Report is available here.

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