The JDF is proud of its sporting
record from its national level sportsmen and women. The Sport
section showcases the wide variety of sports that are available in the JDF.
Since the inception of the Jamaica Defence Force, sports has
played an important role in the maintenance of discipline, team work, esprit- de-corps,
cooperation and sportsmanship. The individual achievements of many persons in the various
sporting events is indeed remarkable. It is important however to highlight that many of
these individuals were identified, encouraged, honed and trained by some enthusiastic
sports officers and Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) of the JDF.
No efficient military force ever underrates the value of personal fitness and sports in
various forms has always helped towards this end. The JDF recognises sports as an
essential ingredient for training. The JDF Sports Board is the governing body representing
every sport which is played within the JDF.
The physical fitness of soldiers, sailors and airmen is of top priority in any armed
force. Participation in especially team sports is constantly encouraged as this fosters
comradeship, esprit-de-corps and team work - the essential ingredients in battle.