Welcome to the Jersey Reds Minis & Juniors
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 around 110,000 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 JRFC Minis & Juniors (previously the JRFC Academy) now boasts over 650 players spread over 14 squads. The M&Js are run under the aegis of the Jersey Rugby Football Club and are affiliated to Hampshire RFC.
The mission of the M&Js 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 M&Js and each squad is overseen by a manager, a qualified lead coach and assistant coaches. In total over 120 volunteers help out each week.
The U12s, U13s, U14s, U15s, U16s & Colts (U18s) play in the Sussex Leagues - almost all fixtures involve our teams playing away. The younger players also have the opportunity to travel for friendly fixtures or festivals. In total the JRM&Js spend well over £200,000 on travel during the season.
The Club also welcomes and positively encourages many visiting teams during the season.
The M&Js has huge numbers training at virtually age level, every effort will be made to welcome and play visiting sides even when there are League commitments - should two sides wish to visit at the same time round-robin games can be organised.
Who's Who at the Jersey Reds Minis & Juniors
A complete Contact List is available on line at www.jerseyreds.je/minisjuniors but the main contact for visiting Clubs is our Fixtures Secretary, Stuart Dixon-Smith on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07797 734621.
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 and France.
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.
Jersey Scout Centre - http://www.scouts.org.je/Scout-Accomodation-in-Jersey/
Jersey Accommodation and Activity Centre - http://www.jerseyhostel.co.uk
Merton Hotel - https://www.seymourhotels.com/merton-hotel/
Please contact Ollie Appleyard on email@example.com and explain you are coming on tour to play at the Jersey Reds M&Js.
For details on the range of accommodation available in Jersey please visit - https://www.jersey.com/stay
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Falles Hire Car 01534 495000 email@example.com
Hertz Rent a Car 01534 636666 firstname.lastname@example.org
Zebra Hire 01534 736556 www.zebrahire.com
Things to do in Jersey - Apart from playing Rugby!!!!
Aquasplash Jersey - https://www.aquasplash.je/
The AquaSplash has Jersey’s premiere aquatic facilities all under one roof.
The serious swimmer can enjoy the variable depth 25m swimming pool. Whilst families can enjoy the leisure pool, flumes, tyre ride, inflatables and lazy river!
aMaizin! Adventure Park - http://www.jerseyleisure.com/
aMaizin! Adventure Park is a family attraction and offers a great day out with no hidden charges! Dozens of activities are included in your entrance fee and the park offers both outdoor and indoor activities. Toboggan, gold-mine, go-karts, jumping pillow and tractor rides can be used by all ages and our indoor area is also designed to be used by all members of the family. Try the scary dropslide, aerial runway, or shoot away with the cannons. Plenty of parking, quality food and regular events.
Creepy Valley Adventure Centre - http://www.creepyvalley.je/
Excitement from the Ground Up! Jersey’s only high ropes adventure centre with much more! Set in a stunning natural valley, the Creepy Valley Adventure Centre offers a fantastic range of adventure activities for families, individuals & kids parties - all year round! Test you head for heights on Aerial Trekking, get your adrenaline fix on the Zip Wire & King Swing, take aim & fire with Archery, try our Climbing & Abseiling or battle it out in Paintball.
Fort Adventures - http://fortadventures.com/
Fort Adventures is the perfect location with activities for children & families, children’s parties, holiday activity camps & private functions.
Fort Adventures operates the Playzone, which is the largest indoor soft play area in Jersey as well as our very popular Electric Mini Quads with more activities to come in the very near future.
Whilst the children are playing, parents can relax in Humphrey’s cafe which offers delicious meal choices from breakfast to evening meals.
Jersey Adventures - https://www.jerseyadventures.com/
Established in 1993, Jersey Adventures are the longest serving adventure and activity centre in the Channel Islands. Our 100% safety record and commitment to excellence demonstrate our lead role within the industry. We offer a full range of outdoor pursuits and can accommodate you at our sister business the Jersey Accommodation and Activity Centre (JAAC). We specialise in large groups and have several partnerships which allow us to use iconic sites such as Elizabeth and Mont Orgueil Castles.
Jersey Kayak Adventures - https://www.jerseykayakadventures.co.uk/
Enter another world as you explore the coastline of Jersey by kayak. Daily guided tours at 1000,1400 & 1800. With our user-friendly sit-on-top kayaks you’ll quickly master the basics to head out exploring. Accompanied by our expert local staff discover caves, arches, and remote beaches.
All the time we’ll keep our eyes open for dozens of different sea birds and perhaps a dolphin. Our kayak adventures are suitable for all ages and abilities, novices are very welcome. All equipment is supplied.
Jersey Zoo (Durrell) - https://www.durrell.org/wildlife/
Jersey Zoo began as the first ever conservation-themed zoo. 50 years later, Gerald Durrell’s animal haven is the natural place to discover some of the world’s most incredible creatures. Whether you’re after fun, tranquility, knowledge or a place to soak up the sunshine, this stunning 32 acre park with valleys, woodland and some of the world’s rarest animals is the perfect chance to experience ‘the jewel in Jersey’s crown’. Relax and stay a while or see the best bits in under 2 hours!
Kids Parties- Surfing and Mega SUP fun - https://www.splashsurfcentre.com/
Why not enjoy enjoy Jersey's coastline with a 2 hour Surf Party which includes 1.5 hour surf lesson and fun beach games. £99 for group up to a maximum of 7 or £160 for groups of up to 16.
Les Mielles FunZone Activity Centre - http://www.lesmielles.com/
Les Mielles FunZone is a great place to bring the family for a day of outdoor activities. Choose from Miniature Golf, Spaceball Gyroscope, Giant Inflatable Slide, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Bungee Trampoline. Les Mielles FunZone has activities to suit everyone. We also have a fully licensed Bar & Restaurant at the Clubhouse with an alfresco dining area. We are open from April to October.
Les Ormes Resort - https://www.lesormesjersey.co.uk/
Coasteering is an adrenaline sport that involves following Jersey stunning rocky coast along the water line. It takes you in and out of the sea, with climbing, traversing, swimming, and jumps from the rocks into the sea. It is a perfect way to appreciate Jersey's amazing natural coastline, and is great family fun.
Little Joe's Shop & Surf School
Little Joe’s is known for being a surf school that cares. Our mission statement is bringing children down to the beach to discover and learn the importance of being outdoors, learning not just about the sea and beach safety, but learning from the environment around them – using St. Ouen’s Bay as the ultimate classroom.
MFA Bowl Jersey - https://mfabowl.com/jersey/
MFA Bowl Jersey is the island's only indoor tenpin bowling center. Equipped with 18 lanes with automated scoring system, arcade games including pool table, indoor play area, bar with large screen projector, perfect for sports, a la carte restaurante and Thai takeaway. We also cater for corporate events, birthday parties, disco parties, private functions, meetings and much more. MFA Bowl Jersey is the perfect place for a family day out: Eating, Drinking, Bowling, Rock & Rolling.
Tamba Park - https://www.tambaexperience.co.uk/tambapark/
Jersey's newest attraction, Tamba Park, offers a little something for everyone! Set in beautiful natural scenery there are a range of fantastic family attractions available including the Dino Trail, Boating Lake, Adventure Playground, Birds of Prey Center, Mini Arcade, the new indoor Rain Forest themed Playzone, Gift Shop, African Sculpture Walk and excellent facilities to eat and drink including the Lakeside Cafe and the Ruff's Kitchen Restaurant.
Tamba Gaming Arcade - https://www.tambaexperience.co.uk/tambaarcade/
Tamba Gaming Arcade is Jersey's premier arcade With over 50 top of the range games including Stars Wars, Sega Rally, Super Bikes to name a few! Shooting games, car games, bike games, zombie games, skill games and prizes to be won, there's something for all ages and expectations. With many of our games issuing tickets that can be redeemed for items in our redemption shop, everyone is a winner!
Wild Adventures Jersey - http://www.wildadventuresjersey.com/
Wild adventures is an adventure company that provides adventure activities in Jersey as well as overseas. Jersey is a playground for the adventure enthusiast with a great variety of outdoor pursuits to choose from. With towering sea cliffs, stunning coastline, and award winning beaches. We cater for all abilities and believe the outdoors should be accessible to everyone. With our passionate and enthusiastic staff the experience offered will always be out of this world.
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 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.
Are the Jersey Reds M&J affiliated to the RFU?
Yes, the Jersey Reds M&J are part of the Hampshire County set-up, hence the RFU.