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Jack ready for challenge


Ortis Jack who recently graduated from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, with a BSc in Psychology and Sports Management, said he is ready for the challenge.

Currently assigned to the Curriculum Development Unit, Jack’s role is to co-ordinate schools’ sports between the Ministry of Education and the Sports Department.{{more}}

Jack liaises with the 27 secondary schools inclusive of the multi-purpose centers, and the 61 primary schools in all sporting disciplines.

He sees the need for more training at the various disciplines as his immediate priority.

“I want to see more training rather than competitions. Competitions are the end result of that training”, Jack said.

And taking his cue from the present schools’ football tournament, his asking becomes more critical.

“From what I am seeing there’s a need for a lot of organised coaching.”

Jack’s hope is that a primary schools football competition can become a reality in the very near future as he sees this as a nursery for the higher age group competitions.

An effervescent Jack is looking forward to the coming on stream of the National Stadium, where he hopes to put his management skills into practice, and where the nation’s sportsmen and women can get exposure to top class facilities.

Apart from his major achievement, Jack completed a certificate in Project Management, attained at the UWI School of Continuing Studies in the twin island republic.

A former teacher and Operations Manager at the National Sports Council, Jack is cricket certified coach and holds a level two IAAF coaching certificate.