MARIGOT: The Collectivité de Saint Martin is continuing its commitment to youth. The institution has decided to respond to the demand of the young people of the territory, who, faced with the increase in the number of street workout enthusiasts, were anxious to have spaces dedicated to urban weight training.
The first facilities were created 5 years ago on the Marigot seafront, with the help of the Territorial Youth Council (CTJ), which wanted to support the creation of an association. The Team Alpha club was then created, in order to structure the practice of urban bodybuilding on the territory of Saint Martin. In May 2017, the Team Alpha club, in partnership with the Territorial Youth Council (CTJ), the Caribbean Federation of Street Workout, the association Jeunesse Soualiga and the Collectivité de Saint Martin, took part in the organization of the Caribbean Cup of Street Workout, qualifying for the world championships.
Faced with the ever-increasing demand, the Collectivité delivered a second Street Workout space in the Friar’s Bay area in December 2019. Very quickly the structure was taken by storm by the young people of the neighborhood who were anxious practice this sport of fitness.
Given the enthusiasm of the young and not so young sportsmen, the Collectivity plans to install 5 new Street Workout spaces on the whole territory. A call for tenders was launched at the beginning of December 2021, the offers are currently being analyzed. The notification to the selected service provider within the framework of this call for tenders will be made at the beginning of January 2022.
Thus, the Collectivity will proceed with the installation of 5 new intergenerational Street Workout spaces in the following areas:
– Sandy Ground, near the old MJC
– Concordia sports platform (near the old media library)
– La Savane sports field, at the entrance of Grand Case
– Colombier cultural space, at the end of the village
– Spring sports ground, in Quartier d’Orléans
These projects are part of the continuity of public policies carried out in favor of the territory’s youth. They are co-financed up to 50% by the State, within the framework of the Convergence and Transformation Contract (CCT), and 50% by the Collectivité de Saint-Martin. The work will last 5 months.
Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for the end of the second quarter of 2022.