Wang Nan, Vice President of Chinese Athletic Association and Chairwoman of Press Committee of Chinese Athletic Association handing over cheque Dr. Joyce Graham Royal, Principal
The Chinese Athletic Association and The G.C. Foster College of Physical Education & Sport signed an agreement on Thursday November 19, 2015 during a visit of the Chinese delegation to the College. This is a partnership that aims to improve the level of cooperation and exchanges between the two organizations as they aim to strengthen their existing relationship through sport. A cheque of 300,000 Yuan with Jamaican equivalent of just over $5.5 Million was handed over to the College as donation to assist in the establishment of a Research and Assessment Lab at the College. The partnership between Jamaica and China was initiated by the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller during a visit to China in 2013 when 10 scholarships were awarded to Chinese coaches to be trained at G.C. Foster College. Six (6) of these coaches were trained at the College in the Summer of 2013 by Track and Field Head Coach Mr. Maurice Wilson and Vice Principal Mr. Maurice Westney. The remaining four (4) students are currently enrolled in the 2 year Diploma in Coaching programme.