It is envisaged that our achievements would serve as a catalyst for further investment in the infrastructural development of sport on the UWC campus. This can take the form of a medium-term goal such as the erection of a multi-purpose, low cost, West Indian style cricket stadium or the building of sightscreens for the main oval.
The broadening of the Prof. Johann Graaff scholarship structure will allow for increased participation in the program, with successful candidates providing a substantial two-fold spin-off for the private sector. Firstly, a candidate could be employed at the sponsoring company with an already established relationship spanning a minimum of three years. Secondly, if the candidate achieves national colours in any particular sport, the return on social investment and publicity for the company is profound.
The expansion of our program also creates pressure on the organisational infrastructure of the project. Hence the proliferation of our staff contingent, service providers and office equipment will have to be given attention in the short/medium term.
We are of the belief that the Sport Skills for Life Skills program can be beneficially duplicated within other codes on our campus and at all other tertiary institutions on the African continent. Such an approach will provide a more integrated approach to sport as a catalyst for social development within any developing country.