The G.C. Foster College of Physical Education & Sport, which operates a full-time residential institution, is established on approximately forty-one (41) acres of land, at Angels, Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica. It is located off the main highway leading from Spanish Town to Linstead and is approximately twenty (20) miles from Kingston, the nation‘s capital. It was the first of its kind to be established in the English Speaking Caribbean in September 1980. The College was named as a tribute to Gerald Claude Eugene (G.C.) Foster, a man of outstanding and versatile sporting talent, who dedicated himself to the pursuit of excellence in all his sport-related endeavors. With intelligence, discipline, study, application, perseverance and self-assurance, G.C.‘ overcame the near insuperable handicaps of training and performing in the under-developed environment of Jamaica in the early 20th Century. He went within a percentage point of the world record for the 100 yards dash and was a Nemesis of International stars, though Jamaica was not then a participant in international games.
G.C. Foster later distinguished himself at Cricket, Football and Tennis. In-inevitably, he bore the stamp of success in the best sporting traditions, with natural flair and a character and personality distinctly his own. As coach, masseur, and a player of bridge and chess in his later years, he was the greatest colleagues for one to have. To this monumental and unforgettable Jamaican sportsman is named The G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport.
The College currently offers certificate, diploma and degree programmes in Physical Education and Sports.
The prprogrammes are accredited by the Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) and the University Council of Jamaica for the Degree programme.