• Sports Development Foundation
  • (876) 926-6733

On behalf of the Eastern Secondary Schools Sports Association I would like to express sincere gratitude for the immense contribution you have made by sponsoring Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00) to our Annual Eastern Champs. It has served to assist our rural athletes in their ambitions to impact school, family and nation in a positive way.

We are greatly appreciative of your contribution to youth development and wish for your Foundation immense success in its future endeavours.

Jullett Frazer-Sadaar
President / Eastern Secondary Schools Sports Association

The administration, teachers, students and parents of the Whitfield Primary and Infant School would like to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your contribution to our Institution.

Your contribution is welcome and appreciated. We would like to thank you for your assistance which will be used to make our vision a success.

Thank you!

Karen Powell
Principal / Whitfield Primary and Infant School

Thank you for your support of King of the Ring 2023 - Throws-Only Meet. It was an incredible experience to witness athletes from across the island show off their strength and agility as they threw themselves into the competition with tenacity and fervour. All competitors displayed a sense of sportsmanship that made for an inspiring atmosphere, full of camaraderie and passionate support. The rings of Excelsior remain a happy hunting ground for Jamaica’s discus throwers.

On February 11th at the 18th staging of the King of the Ring Traves Smikle threw the world lead of 68.14m in the men's discus, finishing second in the event was World Championship silver medallist Fedrick Dacres with a season’s best of 66.32m with Olympic finalist Chad Wright 3rd also with a season’s best of 59.74m.  The meet was highlighted by some sterling performances.  With over 600 entries, King of the Ring is undoubtedly the largest ‘Throws Only’ meet in the Caribbean and possibly the world.   It was largely supported by most of the throws fraternity in Jamaica and continues to be an incubator for the next generation of Jamaican throwers. 

We are grateful for your products and promotions which helped make this event possible and we look forward to continuing our fruitful partnership in the future.

Michael Vassell
Throwers R' Us

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

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.

Majesty Gardens Lighting of Court  20th Anniversary Luncheon Wesley Brown