Congratulations to the Jersey team for ending their title-winning season on a victorious note with a hard-fought four points against Fylde.
More details about next season will be available as soon as we have them, but meanwhile we have several important notices about the closing fortnight of this season.
The National One champions - that's us! - have been invited to a civic event in Royal Square this Wednesday (May 2nd) from 1- 2pm by the Constable of St Helier. Players and coaching staff will have the chance to meet States Members and other dignitaries, and all supporters/ well-wishers are welcome.
BOOK NOW - Siam Cup, Saturday May 5th
This year's Siam will be contested by full-strength 1st XVs. The main game will be at Footes Lane, Guernsey at 3pm on May 5th, preceded by the Nash Cup for Veterans and the Fallaize for 2nd XVs, plus the Ladies of Jersey United Banks taking on their counterparts.
The club has arranged return travel on the day with Condor Ferries, with supporters, players and officials travelling back together on the Saturday evening.
The outward Condor crossing leaves St Helier at 0905, and takes an hour to St Peter Port, arriving in good time to get to Footes Lane before the first match starts. The return crossing leaves St Peter Port at 1835, arriving back at St Helier at 1935.
Members wishing to secure their place on the boat should book online at www.condorferries.com- the price is £30 return for everyone aged 16 or over, including students and OAPs. Those aged 4 to 15 will be charged £20 return, while the under 4s are free.
There is an allocation of seats for JRFC members, however these will be sold on a 'first-come-first-served' basis, so members are encouraged to book as soon as possible - availability cannot be guaranteed.
Coach transfers in Guernsey from the harbour to Footes Lane - and back again - have been booked and tickets can be purchased from the club during office hours, or on match days, or training night (Tuesday) at £5 (return) per person. Coach tickets won't be available at the last minute - please book by 9pm Tuesday at the latest. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you've any queries.
LAST ORDERS - Honours' Ball, Friday May
The end of the season will be marked with a gala evening at the club, with a marquee on the 1st XV pitch with players, others halves, club officials and members all in attendance. The Black Tie evening will feature welcome drinks, a three-course meal from Harpers Catering, presentation of awards for the season, a late bar and disco.
Tickets are £50 per head and members are encouraged to assemble tables of 10 or 12 (guests, up to a maximum of 50% per table, are permitted). Smaller groups of up to six members can also be accommodated on mixed tables, although it isn't possible to guarantee who you will sit next to. There will be a cash-only bar for wine and other drinks.
To book your place at the Honours' Ball, please contact the Club Manager by email email@example.com. The deadline for booking is Wednesday May 2nd and all tables booked must be paid for by Friday May 4th.
Well done to Jersey United Banks for winning the Gales HSB Hampshire Plate on Sunday against Southampton University Hospitals.
Fixtures for remainder of 2011/12
Sat May 5 Guernsey v Jersey (Siam Cup) 3pm
Guernsey Vets v Jersey Wanderers (Nash Cup) 10.30am
Guernsey Ladies v Jersey United Banks Ladies 11am
Guernsey 2nds v Jersey 2nds (Fallaize Cup) 12.30pm
Sun May 13 (TBC) Doug Tranter Final: Jersey 2nds v Banks (TBC)
Sat May 19 JRA Unity 7's SP from 12.00
Sat July 14 JRA Beach Rugby at St Brelade's Bay