The Jamaica Cycling Federation's first ever female president says she is undaunted by the challenge that lies ahead in seeking to turn around the fortunes of the sport locally. Joylene Griffiths is now at the helm of a sport largely dominated by men but says ironically being female has given her a unique outlook to help stem the cycle of stagnation affecting the sport.
“What I think it will help me with is my commitment to young people; I’m all about children and I think this is something that will help me in terms of developing the young people, another area where we can channel energies,” said Griffiths.
Griffiths who met with the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) earlier this week, also revealed that the federation will be working closer than ever before with the JOA as it seeks a revival.
“There will be a director assigned to the foundation to guide us step by step in all the things we have to do. They will also be assisting us in developing a strategic plan, a development plan; they will be assisting us with training; they have advanced training and short term training; cycling was not a part of that but is now going to be a part of that,” said the new president.