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UWI St. Augustine Campus and SporTT Partner to Develop Sport Industry

For Release Upon Receipt - July 20, 2021

St. Augustine

The Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (SporTT) and The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St Augustine Campus have entered a ground-breaking and timely Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration for increasing the social impact of sport and sport for all.

The MOU, signed virtually by the SporTT CEO Jason Williams and UWI St. Augustine Pro-Vice Chancellor and Campus Principal Professor Brian Copeland, seeks to formalise cooperation between the two prestigious institutions to enable knowledge exchange and partnership.

Additionally, it will see the creation of an environment for seamless transition from academia to application for sport professionals and seek to create a market of sport professionals ready to impact the industry upon graduation.

Speaking at the ceremony Mr. Williams noted that this new MOU, “recognises that for the nation to drive towards positive change in sport development, there needs to be more collaboration, more so, in times of limited resources. As such, partnerships like this one, will assist in increasing the potential for greater achievement.”

As part of this collaboration via the MOU, SporTT will work with UWI St. Augustine to develop and research concepts and proposals to acquire relevant data for the industry. They will also explore measures to provide scholarships or financial grants to encourage uptake of programmes by local National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs) and their administrators.

The UWI Faculty of Sport aims to provide high-quality education in sports with emphasis on application via research, and development of sports and athletes of the region to maintain their prominence on the world scene. Professor Copeland says this MOU will, “create an environment to foster sports professionals, grow the industry, improve training and raise the profile of UWI and SporTT as regional players and leaders in the development of the sector.”

The Faculty of Sport reaches across all the Campuses of the UWI, through Academies of Sport established on the Cave Hill, Mona, St. Augustine and Open Campuses. These Academies (previously known as Departments) are responsible for academic activities, sports at all levels, as well as outreach to communities through Sport.




Please see following link to raw video footage featuring key speakers at the event with their names on each file.

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