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Call for athletes to fight Jersey Sports Council grant cut

There is a call for athletes in Jersey to fight a decision to cut funding for sport.

The States decided to cut the Jersey Sport Council's grant by 80% as part of wider spending cuts.

The Jersey Sports Council, which helps raise the standard of sport in the island, will have its grant reduced from £176,000 a year to £37,000.

The current Education, Sport and Culture Minister, Deputy Patrick Ryan, was not a States member when the decision was made.

He said he would continue to support sports groups as much as possible.

BBC Radio Jersey's Claire Peters reports.

  • 01 Feb 2012