Jersey Athletic will face the British Army this week, on Tuesday
March 10th in an evening game that will be played under lights on
the main pitch at St Peter - kick-off will be at 7pm.
The Army are travelling across on Monday and will hold a
training session to acclimatise. The friendly fixture, arranged at
short notice after an approach to JRFC, forms part of the Army
side's preparations ahead of the annual Inter-Services Championship
that takes place in April and May, and more specifically The
Babcock Trophy against the Navy that forms part of that competition
and will be played at Twickenham on May 9th.
In the opening months of 2015 the British Army have already
played both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, as well as
Worcester's 'A' team, the Cavaliers.
All Jersey members and supporters are encouraged to come up to
the game. Food will be available in the clubhouse for the very
reasonable price of £8 - a chilli and rice combination with garlic
bread from 6pm, with a cheeseboard to follow.
Pre-booking through firstname.lastname@example.org would be a
bonus to give an idea of numbers, but otherwise there will still be
food for late-comers.
The match, believed to be the first time Jersey have played the
Army, is part of a 'Military double' this month for Jersey
Athletic, who will also be contesting the traditional Wilkes Cup
match against the Royal Artillery on Sunday March 22nd.
/*STOP PRESS*/ Jersey Athletic Squad
Stephen de ste Croix
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23 Mar 2023
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