Looking to get involved in a local outdoor sport or maybe take in a match or two whilst you are here? The island is proud of it`s sporting community, both on land and water competing in various events including the bi-annual island games and participation in the Commonwealth Games
Probably the most high-profile sport on the Island, rugby is the only sport that offers Island residents the chance to be professional sportsmen. With Jersey Rugby Football Club competing in the GreeneKing IPA Championship – the Island more than punches above its weight. Now a fully professional outfit, the JRFC first team attracts around 2,000 fans to every home game at St Peter. Also boasting a second XV and a women’s side who both contest national competitions – and one of the largest rugby academies in the county – there is plenty on offer for elite players. The Jersey Rugby Association also runs a domestic league, which is contested between five different club sides.
Jersey Touch run a vibrant summer league and travel to represent the Island at international tournaments.
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Jersey cricket has seen a sharp increase in both participation and success in recent years, with the Island side competing as far afield as Malaysia and Singapore in the ICC World Cricket League and over 30 clubs contesting the local evening, weekend and indoor leagues. There are also two women’s teams.
Jersey — the 33rd ‘country’ to be granted associate membership of the ICC — has a superb development scheme, led by fully qualified coaches, and there are also community programmes that promote the sport in Island schools.
With the likes of former Ryder Cup player Ted Ray and six-time British Open winner Harry Vardon being born in the Island, there is no denying that Jersey is accustomed to producing players of the highest calibre, particularly if you add resident Tommy Horton — an outstanding golfer on the European and Seniors Tour — to the list.
With three exceptional 18-hole courses and a further three 9-hole courses spread across the Island, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and enjoy the stunning scenery that Jersey has to offer.
Royal Jersey Golf Club
Situated on the east coast of Jersey where visitors always receive a warm welcome
La Moye Golf Club
With magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and an outstanding clubhouse La Moye provides an unforgettable experience
Les Mielles Golf & Country Club
An 18 hole championship golf course with stunning views of St Ouen`s bay and rated as one of the top courses on the island
Longueville Golf Range
If you are an avid golfer or just fancy whacking some balls then Longueville Golf Range is the place for you. Clubs are available and if requiring tuition a PGA Qualified Professional is available by appointment. The range is open all year round with a cafe where snacks are available. Suitable for the whole family to enjoy.Wheatlands Golf Course, Le Mont Des Grupieaux, St Peter – 01534 888844
Set in the heart of the countryside, Wheatlands is situated on the original green lanes of St Peter and well known for its 9 hole golf course which is set in parkland making up the upper west side of St Peter’s valley. Set in 30 acres of stunning countryside, Wheatlands is a challenging nine hole parkland golf course, opened in 1994 by Ryder Cup Captain Ian Woosnam. If you are a visitor and would like to book a tee time through our website, please click here This service allows you to book a tee time at our golf course online and get instant on-screen and email confirmation of your booking. See our facebook page for eventsSt Clements Golf and Sports Centre – Look forward to welcoming visitors, handicap certificates are not required and all the necessary equipment can be hired
Les Mielles Activity Centre
The Driving Range – No age limit – Pre-book for groups. Another great activity for all the family or groups has been recently introduced. You will be provided with golf clubs and a basket of golf balls. Have fun taking your turn hitting pop up tees and a variety of targets.
Arguably one of the most popular sports on the Island in terms of participation, football is available to players of all ages in Jersey and has over 15 local clubs competing at different levels in Jersey Football Combination’s junior, senior and women’s leagues.
The competitive leagues range from junior U11s through to senior reserve and first teams. The Island’s representative sides — governed by the Jersey Football Association — play competitive matches against Channel Island rivals Guernsey each year, with the highlight being the senior Murattis, which take place in May. They also enter English cup competitions and occasionally welcome visiting UK teams to the Island for friendly matches.
The JFA — also run a Centre of Excellence for talented junior footballers aged under-12 to under-17.
Tennis – Tennis is a sport for everyone and for life. In a trip around the tennis courts of Jersey you will see 12-year-olds playing doubles with 70-year-olds and you’ll see places where individuals and families meet to play tennis and enjoy each other’s company.
The Jersey Tennis Association acts as the governing body for the sport of tennis within Jersey and to promote, improve, develop and support the interests of tennis in Jersey.
Our Clubs are the backbone of Jersey Tennis and we believe that with strong and healthy clubs that span the Island we can promote tennis opportunities to everyone who wants to play while properly supporting those players who want to develop their skills and compete both in and away from Jersey.
Classic Vintage & Modern Car Club of Jersey –
The club was originally formed in 1999 by a group of car and bike enthusiasts who wanted to be able to use their classics in competition together with enjoying social events with friends and family. Members currently own a wide variety of classics that may not necessarily be used for competition but are welcomed into the club. The club has since evolved and broadened its criteria in order to appeal to younger members who might have cars and bikes that are more affordable for their age group. Many classics within the club were becoming too valuable either to race or for those younger members to purchase.
Beach Volleyball –
For many years now the JVA has held Beach Tournaments over the summer to attract new players to volleyball. Please give us a try and come down to training on Wednesdays or Sundays during the season. We play at the Gunsite Beach and welcome any players. You too can play just like in the NatWest Island Games!! Have fun and happy beach volleyball from the JVA!!
There are two clubs in Jersey under the branch of the Archery Association of Jersey, which means that archers can be selected for prestigious events such as the island games and commonwealth games to represent the island.
Jersey Loves Sport is a sport website which enables you to learn about the huge range of sports and activities that you can get involved in our Island. From shooting clubs to hockey, water polo to motocross – if it’s happening in Jersey you will be able to find all the details you need here
Sports Clubs in Jersey: