Welcome to the JRFC Academy
Welcome to Jersey where every day is a new adventure….
Located some 100 miles south of mainland Britain yet only 14 miles from the coast of France, the Island of Jersey sits in the Bay of St Malo and enjoys a mild year-round climate.
Measuring just 9 x 5 miles, with a resident population of 90,000 people you'll be amazed at the wealth of activities and facilities available to the visitor. Ranging from great sporting facilities through to the natural beauty of our beaches, Jersey is an island of discovery - buzzing with life - whatever time of the year you choose to visit.
For more information about Jersey visit - www.jersey.com
Founded in 1989, the JRFCA now boasts over 650 players spread over 13 squads. The Academy is run under the aegis of the Jersey Rugby Football Club and is affiliated to Hampshire RFC.
The mission of the JRFCA is: To provide the educational and social opportunities for all young people, regardless of ability and gender, to realise their fullest potential and play Rugby Union Football to their highest personal standard in a safe, fun and non-discriminatory environment and to promote and model the core values of rugby, good sportsmanship and a strong sense of community.
An elected committee helps steer the Academy and each squad is overseen by a manager, a qualified coach and assistant coaches. In total over 120 volunteers' help out at the Club each week.The U13s/U14s/U15s/U16s/U18s play in the Sussex Leagues - almost all involve our teams playing away.The younger players also have the opportunity to travel for friendly fixtures or festivals. In total the Academy spent over £225,000 on travel during the 2014/15 season.
The Club also welcomes many visiting teams during the season.
The JRFCA has huge numbers training at virtually age level, every effort will be made to welcome and play visiting sides even when there are Sussex League commitments - should two sides wish to visit at the same time round-robin games can be organised.
Who's Who at the Jersey Rugby Football Club Academy
A complete Contact List is available on line at www.jrfc.je/academy but the main contact for visiting Clubs is our Fixtures Secretary, Madeleine Lee on email@example.com . or 07797 728469.
Travelling to Jersey
Getting to Jersey couldn't be easier with easy air links from over 20 airports across the UK and Ireland as well as high speed ferry services from the south of England.
For schedules and tariffs of an air or sea link from an airport or seaport near you log onto www.jersey.com
Accommodation in Jersey
With regard to accommodation there are many options depending on your budget. We have the Jersey scout centre ( http://www.scouts.org.je/Scout-Centres-in-Jersey/Jersey-Scout-Centre/) which is available for hire, there is also the Jersey accommodation and activity centre which would be great for a large group and is fairly cheap (http://www.jerseyhostel.co.uk). If you would prefer a hotel, if you contact the Merton Hotel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and explain you are coming on tour to play at the JRFC Academy both should offer you good rates otherwise try the Hotel de Normandie.
For details on the range of accommodation available in Jersey please visit www.jersey.com
Transport in Jersey
Getting around Jersey couldn't be easier - with an island-wide public bus service often running late into the evening. In addition, for private transport contact the following:
Minibus Direct 01534 853287 www.jerseyminibus.com
Tantivy Blue Coach 01534 706706 www.jerseycoaches.com
Waverley Coaches 01534 758360
Minibus and or Car Hire
Avis Rent a Car 01534 519100 email@example.com
Falles Hire Car 01534 495000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hertz Rent a Car 01534 636666 email@example.com
Zebra Hire 01534 736556 www.zebrahire.com
Things to do in Jersey -Apart from playing Rugby!!!!
Les Mielles Golf & Country Club, St Ouen's Bay, St Peter,Tel: 01534 482787 Web: www.lesmielles.com .
Jersey Bowl Limited, Airport Road, St. Peter, Jersey,Tel: 01534 490444
Jersey Bowl is one of the most popular attractions in Jersey. It has 18 Bowling Lanes all AMF equipped and built in traditional wood, with automated scoring system. With its computerized reservation system you are able to book in advance and once you have made one reservation your details are in the system, making subsequent bookings easier.
Jersey Bowl is open 7 days a week, with free entry. There is plenty of parking and within easy reach along the main road to the Airport (Bus route 9) - and it's located right next door to the Jersey Rugby Football Club!! They have a fully licensed bar serving food 7 days a week and a large screen television.
St Helier Waterfront Centre
As one of the largest building projects to take place in Jersey in recent years, the Waterfront Centre, on the outskirts of St. Helier, increases the facilities available to islanders and visitors alike.
The leisure complex includes a Multiplex Cinema, Swimming Pools for both competition and leisure, a night club, a health and fitness centre and a number of restaurants and bars.
Frequently asked questions about Jersey
Do I need a passport to travel to Jersey?
Strictly speaking no but most airlines now insist on photographic identification at check in. It is therefore recommended that all travellers carry their passport with them when travelling to Jersey.
Can I spend sterling in Jersey?
Jersey has its own currency (the States of Jersey pound) but Sterling notes and coins are accepted everywhere. A word of caution, Jersey money can be exchanged at a bank in the UK but UK shops will not accept it. So spend your Jersey money while you are here! The Jersey £1 has the same value as £1 Sterling.
What are the licensing hours in Jersey?
Pubs in Jersey are open from 11:00am until 11:00pm. Most pubs shut at 11:00 pm and there is no "drinking-up" time in Jersey. There are a number of bars that remain open until 1:00am. St Helier the capital of Jersey or "Town" has in excess of 70 pubs and bars.
What happens if I fall ill or I am injured in a rugby match on a visit to Jersey?
There is a reciprocal agreement between Jersey's Health Service and the National Health Service in the UK. You will be looked after by the General Hospital in Jersey should you need medical attention on your visit to the Island.
Should I take out travel insurance to cover my trip to Jersey?
All visitors are recommended to take out travel insurance for trips to Jersey. Travelling rugby teams should consider group travel insurance to cover eventualities.
Is JRFCA affiliated to the RFU?
Yes, the Academy is part of the Hampshire County set-up, thence the RFU.