Student-athletes across Jamaica are set to benefit again from the World Class Athletics training camps provided by the MVP Track & Field Club.
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The training camps will be held in the three Jamaican counties over the next three weekends to ensure accessibility and comprehensive coverage of schools in Jamaica.
The MVP Track & Field Club Grassroots Training Programme targets secondary school student-athletes from all 14 parishes as well as their coaches. The camps provide access to best-in-class training methods in sprinting, relays, jumps, throws, distance running and hurdling. The coaches, led by head coach of MVP Track & Field Club Paul Francis, will guide the over 100 student-athletes per camp through the intricacies of each of the aforementioned athletic skill sets.
President of the MVP Track & Field Club, Bruce James, advised that he is pleased to see the return of the island-wide training camps after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These MVP training camps took place uninterrupted on an annual basis for seven years starting in 2013. Of course, we did not continue the Programme during the height of the pandemic. The health and welfare of the student-athletes will always be our priority,” he said.
International sports apparel company Puma is providing every student-athlete who participates in the MVP training camps with Puma gear to include shirts, caps and bags. Puma has also supplied over 100 pairs of Puma running shoes to be allocated to the student-athletes.
Wisynco is the Official Hydration Sponsor of the MVP Grassroots Training Camps, through its brands WATA, Powerade, Tru-Juice and Tru-Shake, ensuring that all student-athletes will be well-hydrated throughout the entire Programme.
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited is the Official Financial Partner of the Programme and, among other things, will share financial
literacy strategies with all participants.
Additionally, the Sports Development Foundation continues its long history of support of the MVP Training Camps, affirming that this Programme aligns with the mission of the SDF to develop Jamaica through sports.
The dates and locations of the camps are:
• Saturday, October 15, 2022 – GC Foster College, St. Catherine
• Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Montego Bay Sports Complex, St, James
• Saturday, October 29, 2022 – National Stadium, Kingston.
Participation of student-athletes is via invitation only.