Supporters invited to open evening at JRFC


As Jersey's senior squad get ready for the forthcoming season, members and supporters will have the chance to meet the players and watch them in action at a special open training session.

On the evening of Tuesday August 12th, both the 1st team and Athletic players will train together at St Peter. Supporters can watch the action over a drink, after which there'll be an evening meal and a question-and-answer session with Head Coach Harvey Biljon and selected players.

"All the players have been working hard in training ahead of their pre-season matches," said Chairman Bill Dempsey. "Much of this work takes place away from the public eye, but we wanted to have a chance for supporters to catch some of the action, and meet the players, particularly the new faces, before they pull on a Jersey shirt for the first time when we take on Ayr."

Dempsey added: "The Jersey Athletic players are also back in training and this will be a good chance for all players to get to know each other and impress the coaching team."

The evening will start at 6.30pm with drinks in the Barclays Pavilion. The hour-long training session concludes at 7.30pm, and food will be served upstairs in the Clubhouse at any time from 7pm until 7.45pm. The players will join supporters upstairs after training, and the Q&A session will run from approximately 8.15pm until 9pm.

All are invited to the event - places are £6 which includes a welcome drink on arrival, supper of lasagne, chips and salad, followed by a selection of cheese and a glass of wine. To reserve your spot, please email, or call 499929 during office hours - the deadline for responses is 6pm on Monday August 11th, and payment can be made on the night.

The Jersey squad are building up to the Greene King IPA Championship season, which starts on September 6th. Ahead of this date, Jersey play three pre-season matches at St Peter:

  • August 16th: Jersey v Ayr (4pm)
  • August 23rd: Jersey v Bath (3pm)
  • August 30th: Jersey v Blackheath (4pm)

Tickets for the Ayr and Bath matches are now on sale, prices for all adult spectators, including members, are £5 (Ayr) and £15 (Bath).The Blackheath game will be a family/community day at St Peter, with free admission for all.

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