Grange gives support to Table Tennis Jamaica

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport gets playing tips from Joel Butler (left) and Azizi Johnson, (right), under 13 and under 11 years players during a visit to one of their practice sessions on Tuesday at the Jamaica Theological Seminary in Kingston. The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport gets playing tips from Joel Butler (left) and Azizi Johnson, (right), under 13 and under 11 years players during a visit to one of their practice sessions on Tuesday at the Jamaica Theological Seminary in Kingston. MCGES/Shanna-Kay Salmon

Kingston, August 15 – The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has encouraged players “to be disciplined and focused” in competition at the upcoming Caribbean Regional Table Tennis Federation Mini and Pre-Cadet Championship to be held from September 25-31 in the Dominican Republic.

 “With that approach I have no doubt you will return with medals,” the Sport Minister said.

 Minister Grange was addressing the players during a visit to one of their practice sessions on Tuesday, August 14 at the Jamaica Theological Seminary in Kingston. Through the intervention of the Minister, Table Tennis Jamaica has received additional funding from the Sport Development Foundation towards the tournament.

 “It will help to make the planning and the trip a little better,” the Sport Minister said.

 A total of 16 players will depart the island for the championship.

 

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I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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