It's Siam Cup week and after the junior players returned from Guernsey last Saturday with multiple trophies, it's time for our four senior teams to do battle with the old enemy.
/*STOP PRESS*/ A small number of day-return ferry tickets (see timings below) from the club allocation have become available. The group-rate price for these is £33 per person and it's first-come-first-served. If you would like to buy one, please email Kate Innes asap
The schedule for Saturday is as follows:
7.30am Check In at harbour
8.30am Condor Rapide departs Jersey
9.30am Arrive Guernsey
10.45am Ladies Siam (Garenne Stand)
10.45am Nash Cup (GRFC club pitch)
12.15pm Fallaize Cup (Garenne Stand)
2.45pm Santander International Siam Cup (Garenne Stand)
4.25pm Cup presentation
4.30pm (PROMPT!) Supporters' Coaches depart to Harbour
6pm Condor Clipper departs Guernsey
8pm Arrive Jersey
As there are limited coaches available for hire in the morning, and supporters often like to make their own way to the ground and take refreshment en route, there won't be any supporters' transport to Footes Lane, however spaces are available on coaches from the ground to the harbour immediately after the Siam Cup is presented.
To book your one-way coach tickets for after the game, please reserve with Kate Innes by email: firstname.lastname@example.org - tickets can then be purchased on Saturday morning at the harbour, or on the boat on the morning crossing - the price is £2 per person (sorry no concessions). Ticket-holders will need to be ready to depart Footes Lane at 4.30pm, straight after the trophy has been presented.
Day-return tickets are still available online with Condor at time of writing (£67 return for adults), and ground admission is £8 on the day. Stand tickets at Footes Lane are sold out.
For those needing advice on travel to Footes Lane from the harbour pre-match, it's just under two miles to walk, or you can catch local buses 42 or 52, or jump in a taxi, which should cost around £10.
End-of-season social this Sunday - book your spot
On the day after the Siam - Sunday May 6th - there'll be a barbecue and social afternoon at the club to which all are welcome.
The Athletic and Women's squads will be presenting their end-of-season awards, many of the 1st XV players who haven't yet 'broken up' will be there too, and the bar will be open.
The event starts at 1pm - remember, it's NOT a school-day - and tickets for the BBQ cost £10 per person - please book with Sean Dunne by email - the deadline for booking is 5pm on Thursday May 3rd.
Please make sure you have the following dates in your diary:
Tuesday May 29th - 8pm - AGM (for paid-up members only)
Saturday July 28th - KO tbc - Jersey Reds v RC Vannes (Stade Santander Int'l)
Saturday August 11th - 6pm - Jersey Reds v Harlequins (Stade Santander Int'l)
Saturday August 18th - KOs tbc - Jersey Reds v Old Elthamians 1st XV; Jersey Reds Athletic v Old Elthamians 2nd XV (Stade Santander Int'l). Barbecue + real ale/gin event.
w/e Aug 31st- Sept 2nd - projected start of league season
Why not get yourself a Hot Pot (Curry or Chilli served with rice) in the supporters marquee £8 per pot.