Jersey v Cinderford, Saturday January 21st 2012. KO -
Extra measures for ticketing and ground entry are to be
introduced by Jersey Rugby Club ahead of this Saturday's home game
The revised arrangements are in response to unprecedented levels
of support, which on Saturday saw a crowd of 3,648 at St Peter,
twice the average attendance figure for the first half of the
"Last weekend's game was a top-of-the-table clash with Rosslyn
Park, and we anticipated a big crowd, but were surprised by the
sheer numbers who turned up," states Chairman Bill Dempsey. "We'll
be bringing in additional measures to make sure we can comfortably
accommodate future big crowds, starting with the game against
Cinderford this Saturday."
To reduce queuing, advance tickets can be purchased for £10 at
JRFC at St Peter between 10am and 1pm on Thursday and Friday, or
from 6- 9pm on Thursday, or between 9am and 5pm from the front desk
at the Jersey Evening Post or at the same times from Red Properties
at 8, The Esplanade close to Liberation Bus Station.
Members can obtain tickets at the reduced rate of £3 - one
ticket per member - from JRFC or Red Properties and must produce
their membership cards when purchasing tickets and entering the
Separate entrances to the ground will be available for members
and ticket-holders, while the existing gates at the Rue des Landes
and Jersey Bowl entrances will cater for 'walk-up' spectators
buying their tickets on the day.
All spectators are urged to arrive early, and between 1.15pm and
the 3pm kick-off there will be entertainment on the pitch in the
form of a mini-rugby tournament, plus a kicking tournament for
selected spectators who have the chance to win free membership and
admission for the 2012/13 season.
To minimise congestion on the roads around St Peter, spectators
are encouraged to allow extra time for their journeys and to
consider travelling by bus, using the number 9 service direct to
JRFC or the #15 service to the Airport.
Those who do wish to drive will be able to park on pitch 3,
accessed via the Jersey Bowl entrance off the airport road, and on
pitch 6 which can be accessed from Rue des Sauvalleries, off Rue
des Landes (first turning on the right after the entrance to JRFC
"The club will be working with the Honorary Police in St Peter
to make sure things run smoothly, and members of the JRFC Academy
will also be lending a hand and holding a voluntary bucket
collection for their chosen charity, Brighter Futures," states Bill
Dempsey. "We'll be able to accommodate everyone, and are looking
forward to another great day for the club."
Why not get yourself a Hot Pot (Curry or Chilli served with rice) in the supporters marquee £8 per pot.