New student rate and revised car parking at JRFC22/11/2012
A new concession rate for students and revised car parking arrangements will be in operation at St Peter this weekend for the Jersey v Newcastle game.
Following discussions by the Executive Committee, it has been decided that the 'junior' rate of £3 for 13- to 16-year-olds will also apply to students who are in full-time education.
'We discussed pricing after a number of people pointed out that the full adult price of £15 was a large sum for most students, and consequently the £3 rate will apply with immediate effect,' states Chairman Bill Dempsey. 'We hope this will encourage our student supporters, whether they are sixth-formers or university students who are back on the Island, to come up and support the Jersey team.'
Dempsey added that he was aware that a small number of students had already purchased adult season tickets for the season, but that he believed it was in the wider interest to make Jersey's games available for all students.
The new rate applies until the end of 2012/13, and will be conditional on presentation of appropriate full-time student identification at the match-day ticket offices.
Recent wet weather has forced the club to make alternative arrangements for match-day parking. There will be no parking on pitch 3, which is accessed from the Airport Road adjacent to Jersey Bowl. All parking will be on pitch 6, which is accessed from Rue du Saut Falluet, which in turn is accessed off Rue des Landes.
All spectators are urged to allow extra time for their journey to the club, and consider other means of travel, such as bus (routes 9 or 15), taxi or lifts in order to reach St Peter.
Car parking for future matches will be reviewed and publicised on a game-by-game basis.
A large crowd is expected for the visit of the league leaders.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended - tickets can be obtained
from Red Properties in St Helier or the JEP offices at Five Oaks
until Friday at 5pm, at the Rugby Club on Friday 10am- 1pm or 5.30-
7.30pm, or on the gate from 12noon on Saturday.