CARICOM Set to Launch Suriname-Based Regional Sports Academy


Above: Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz in Gold Cup play

By the Caribbean Journal staff

CARICOM will launch its Regional Sports Academy in Paramaribo Thursday.

The inaugural group of students to the academy, which will be based in Suriname, will be presented to the Bureau of Heads of Government in a ceremony.

The Academy, an initiative that was the brainchild of Suriname, will provide academic and sporting training for students across the Caribbean Community.

It was announced in July, aiming to use sport as a vehicle for Caribbean integration.

The institution will include football, track and field, swimming and volleyball facilities, among others.

The academy has received a building as a donation from international sporting icon Clarence Seedorf.


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