• Sports Development Foundation
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Karate is still being classified as a minor sport and doesn't get the kudos or hype that the more popular sports such as football, track and field, netball do.

But two organizations that continue to give great support to karate in Jamaica are the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and the Sports Development Foundation (SDF).

These two bodies have been extremely supportive of our Karate teams in their endeavour for advanced training and participation in overseas qualification tournaments.

These teams have achieved much success and it wouldn't have been possible without the JOA and the SDF.

Nuff respect and gratitude to both.

Tony Robinson
President / Seido Karate Jamaica

On behalf of the Western Relays organizing committee, thank you and the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) for the tremendous support to the tune of Two Million Dollars in 2022 - a year of great need due to the lack of a title or major sponsor. The situation remains the same, hence we ask for your support again to make this very important track and field calendar event a reality.

A modified (to meet the Covid-19 protocols) but successful Western Relays was held last year. Over forty' thousand persons watched the livestream" of the meet which received extensive media coverage in the traditional media, as well associal media and the internet.

The support of the SDF made all the difference and is highly appreciated. Western Relays represents the best of the West and should be allowed to continue to showcase the best that Jamaica has to offer in terms of Meet Management and Athlete performance. It is scheduled to be held at GC Foster College once againThe organizers look forward to going back to its home at the Montego Bay Spoils Complex as soon as renovations are completed.

We therefore look forward to the SDF for its support of the Western Relays in 2023 and beyond, so that Jamaica's finest human resources can be nurtured and developed, for the betterment of our country.

Ray Harvey
Meet Director / Western Relays

On behalf of the PSDO family, we thank you wholeheartedly for your kind support. Truly, we appreciate your contribution in making this event a worthwhile and memorable one for our disabled members.

We urge you to continue supporting this noble institution as we strive to improve the lives of person’s living with disabilities, making Portmore become disable friendly and a model for the Caribbean and the world at large.

As a result of your donation and support, PSDO have now list you as a stakeholder. We anticipate collaborating with you and your institution as we strive to fulfill the mandate of the disability ACT to protect the lives and wellbeing of all persons living with disabilities.

 May the new year bring happiness, opportunities, achievements, and a lot of new inspiration for you and your organization. Wishing you all the best in 2023 and more years to come.

Bridgette Johnson-Beckett
Founder/ President / Portmore Self-help Disability Organization

trophyThanks for your support in ensuring that the Court was built. The girls won the competition again.

Netball has been a sport that Portland Cottage Primary formerly Portland Cottage All Age, loves and participate in. We were competitive and we did fairly well, although we did not have a proper netball court.

Thanks to the Sports Development Foundation we were gifted with a multipurpose court and this has helped our netball improve leaps and bounds. We were able to retain our INSPORT netball title again. With our new court we will be working very hard to be champions again in 2023.

Dale Edwards
Principal / Portland Cottage Primary

jennell houstonThe Southern Basketball Conference and the mother of Miss Jennell Houston wishes to express our gratitude to the SDF for providing financial support to Miss Houston enabling her to access her scholarship offer to attend the North Florida Educational Institure recently.

Miss Houston left the island on Tuesday November 8, 2022 and so far the feed back from the coaches have been most encouraging.jennell houston2

Without the support of the SDF this would not have been possible for her and behalf of everybody we wish to express our gratitude and thanks.

Miss Houston we are sure, is very much aware of the responsibility on her shoulders to make maximum use of this opportunity. 

Calvin Martin
Southern Basketball Conference

Hampton School hereby acknowledges the Sports Development Foundations generous gesture of repaving and fencing of our Netball and Tennis Courts.

The refurbished Courts are essential to a robust Physical Education and Sport Programme.

As such, we express our profound gratitude and extend to the Sports Development Foundation our best wishes, as it continues in its thrust to assist various institutions in need.

Mahvell Chariton-Brown PhD
Headmistress / Hampton School
Four youths of our outreach project in the community were recently offered basketball scholarships to attend the North Florida Educational Institute in the USA.
Three girls and one boy:
  • Fabian Kennedy - Camperdown High
  • Tahjera Forbes - Queens School
  • Leka Reid - Haile Selassie High
  • Jennell Houston - Haile Selassie High
Kennedy left the island to start school two weeks ago. Leka Reid and Tahjera Forbes will leave tomorrow at midday.
The 3rd girl Jennell Houston is still pending as her birth paper is being processed. We have been assisted by the office of Minister Grange in resolving this matter.
 2022 CXC Results
recipient2Two young ladies from the group did well on the recent CXÇ exams.
Miss Ameka Suckram - St. Andrew Technical - 7 passes overall.
Most outstanding science student with Grade 1 in Biology, Agriculture  Science and Grade 2 in Physics among her passes.
Miss Aleisha Blake- - The Queens School - 7 passes overall with two Grade 1.
Miss Blake was a recent beneficiary of the SDF summer work program and was assigned to Jamica Cricket Association.recipient1.jpg
We want to thank the SDF for its investment in the youths of this community over these past years.
Martin C
Calvin Martin
Manager / Majesty Gardens

The Eastern Secondary Schools Sports Association extends gratitude to you for the donation of Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars to enable the hosting of our event at the National Stadium. This certainly assisted us greatly in defraying the cost of the event.

I am happy that you were kind enough to contribute to the development of our young and talented athletes who got the opportunity to showcase their athletic capabilities at such a momentous event as Eastern Championships.

Again I express sincere gratitude and wish the Sports Development Foundation every success in their future endeavours.

Jullett Frazer-Sadaar
President / Eastern Secondary Schools Sports Association

The Linstead Community Development Committee along with the following organizations namely: St. Helens Youth Group, the Rotary Club of North St. Catherine, the Optimist Club of North St. Catherine and the Optimist Club of Ewarton hosted their Annual Summer Youth Camp under the theme, Celebrating thirty (30) years of youth and community development through summer youth camping.

Through your generous contribution this year’s summer camp experience was phenomenal, as we celebrated our thirtieth (30th) anniversary year of camping in full style. We were able to adequately facilitate campers between ages of seven (7) to twenty ( 20) years old from churchesuniformed groups, community groups, as well as those with disabilities.

The camp that was held over the period of August 8th-22nd 2022 sought to build integral life skills while we still practiced the safety measures to prevent the Novel Corona Virus. Team building was the foundation of the camp and expressing gratitude through the spirit of volunteerism.

The Linstead Community Development Committee wishes to express its unwavering appreciation for the help received. With your contributions you have helped to change lives and restore the hopes of a brighter future. Thank you for your continuous support as we continue to build our communities, parishes and our country Jamaica; land we love.

Devon Smith
1st Vice President / Linstead Community Development Committee

On behalf of the St. Mary Cricket Association, I would like to thank you and your organization for your generous assistance with the staging of our annual Youth Summer Cricket Academy. Your contribution over the past two years has gone a long way in helping our parish rise to the pinnacle of Jamaicas cricket.

You have no idea how much your assistance means to us in a tough economic climate and at the appropriate time, we will display our appreciation in a more tangible way.

Our youngsters are rearing to go and send their regards.

We look forward to your kind consideration and further dialogue as you see fit. We thank you for your kind consideration and look forward to a continued fruitful and rewarding partnership.

Ian Spencer
President / St. Mary Cricket Association

About the SDF

The Sports Development Foundation which commenced operations in 1995 was established as an independent body to contribute to the development of our nation through sports.

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