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Saturday 8th October 2022 (26th edition)

Saturday 22nd April 2023 (27th edition)

£169 per person (2 nights), £219 per person (3 nights)

A well established veterans football tournament for the over 35's, set on the beautiful Channel Island of Jersey.

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Jersey

The Channel Island of Jersey lies 100 miles from the south of England and just 14 miles from the coast of France. Jersey offers a blend of British and French influences, a fascinating and complex history, and a stunning coastline and landscape.

The Jersey coastline features majestic cliffs, exposed bays, sandy beaches and rocky coves with fantastic vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. Inland you'll find lush valleys, unspoilt countryside and cosy village inns.

The island's capital, St Helier, offers tax free shopping, fine restaurants and a lively nightlife with a range of clubs and late night bars to suit most tastes.

Outline Itinerary

Fri 7th October

or

Fri 21st April 

Teams arrive Jersey Airport or Jersey Port to be met and transferred the short distance to your hotel.

Check in to hotel, then some time to relax and unwind in the hotel bar or leisure facilities. 

Bring your golf clubs or hire locally and we'll arrange transport to one of 6 courses on Jersey, including the renowned La Moye close to the airport.

Rest of day free in Jersey's Capital, St Helier, to enjoy the many attractions, bars, restaurants and nightlife.

 

Sat 8th October

or

Sat 22nd April

 

After breakast you'll be transfered to the award winning Le Quennevais Sports Centre and St Brelades Sports and Social Club for the Jersey Veterans Football Festival. Journey time is around 25 minutes.

Teams will be split into groups of 3, 4 or 5 before progressing to the knock out phase.

The Final will be followed by the trophy presentation in the St Brelades Sports and Social Club Clubhouse.

Return to hotel. Evening free.

 

Sun 9th October

or

Sun 23rd April 

 

Free day to relax, take a stroll around St Helier, visit Fort Regent or Elizabeth Castle, enjoy lunch at one of Jersey's finest restaurants, or catch up on the latest sport action in the Capital's bars.   

If you're still feeling active play golf or go fishing, or take a stroll along the beautiful bay to the fishing village St Aubins, where you can enjoy a pint in Jim Bergerac's old local! 

For off island excursions consider a day trip to Guernsey or the beautiful walled port of St Malo in France.

Transfer to the airport or port for your return journey.

 

Mon 10th October

or

Mon  24th April

Optional departure day.

 

Price includes

3* hotel accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis. Transfers to / from your point of arrival and tournament transportation from your hotel. Participation in the 25th Jersey International Veterans Football Festival, services of ISL Football Tours and States of Jersey throughout your stay.

Team Entry Fee is £50.

Travel

There are several low cost airlines flying from local airports to Jersey, and there's the option of travelling by ferry from a choice of south coast ports.

You can book these direct or contact your ISL office for assistance.

   

By Air

Airlines operating direct or interconnecting flights to Jersey include:

Airline Departure Airport
Blue Islands (www.blueislands.com) Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, Guernsey, Manchester, Southampton,  
Easyjet (www.easyjet.com) Belfast, Glasgow, Liverpool, London (Gatwick), London (Luton), Manchester
British Airways (www.ba.com) London (Heathrow)
Aurigny (ww.aurigny.com) Guernsey

By Sea

Condor ferries (www.condorferries.co.uk) provide a low cost option of travelling to Jersey. Relax on board ship and enjoy the cafe bar, duty free shop and lounge areas.

Sail from Poole or St Malo on the fast sea cat or from Portsmouth on the traditional ferry.

Accommodation

The modern 3* Merton Hotel in St Helier is located a 5/10 minute walk from the centre of Jersey's capital and its shops, restaurants and nightlife, and a similar distance from the nearest sandy beach at Havre de Pas.

Jersey's biggest resort hotel features an exclusive pool and leisure club. A sub tropical paradise with cascade fountains, slides, lazy river, surfwave, steam room, sauna,  outdoor heated swimming pool and fitness centre. A multi sport ball court is available for  5 a side football, hockey, basketball and tennis. 

The Merton has 6 restaurants, cafes and bars, including Bonettis (Italian) and Jersey Joes (American). The Commentary Box Sports Bar serves a good selection of local and international beers with big screen TVs showing football and other sports. 

Rooms are twin bedded with en-suite facilities, TV, tea and coffee facilities. Triple rooms are also available if preferred. Single rooms can be provided at a supplement. Free wireless internet. 

    

For further luxury we offer the fabulous 4* Royal Yacht Hotel on the seafront at St Helier at a supplement of £35 per person per night.

Within the Royal Yacht Hotel there are several bars, nightclub, a luxury spa, fully equipped gym and heated indoor swimming pool, plus three restaurants.

All rooms are luxury twin bedded with contemporary design, flat screen satellite TV, free wi-fi, mini-bar, safe, 24 hour room service.

Single rooms available at a supplement.

 

Football

ISL Football Tours, together with the Sport, Leisure and Recreational Department of the States of Jersey and the Jersey Tourist Office, are pleased to confirm that the 25th  Jersey International Veterans Football Festival will take place on Saturday 23rd April  2022.

The tournament is open to men's teams of age 35 and above. A maximum of 16 teams can participate in the competition. All teams will play a minimum of 4 games of 2 x 15 minutes.

St Brelades Sports and Social Club will be the hub of the tournament. The club boasts a spacious clubhouse with bar, kitchen, Sky TV, beer terrace overlooking the main pitch.

Matches will also be played within walking distance at Le Quennavais Sport Centre, Jersey. There are four beautifully manicured full size pitches on this modern, attractive complex, which also boasts swimming pool, bar, cafe and other recreational facilities. Le Quennavais is situated just over 4 miles from the capital of St. Helier. All sections of the Jersey media will again be covering the event, including newspapers, radio and television.

 

25th Jersey Veterans Football Festival (Saturday 23rd April 2022)

1. OLD BOLTONIANS Bolton
2. CLAYGATE ROYALS  Surrey
3. RYDE SAINTS Isle of Wight
4. HILLS FARM LANE West Sussex
5. STAKES ELECTRIC Portsmouth
6. GOLDEN BOYS  Exeter
7. ST OUEN  Jersey
8. JERSEY SUPER VETS  Jersey
9. FIRST TOWER UNITED  Jersey
10. BEECHES Jersey
11. STONE OLD ALLEYNIANS  Staffordshire 
12. BROADBRIDGE HEATH  West Sussex
13. AFC RUISLIP Middlesex
14. ROPLEY Hampshire
15. ST PAULS  Jersey

Roll of Honour (Past Winners)

2022 THE GOLDEN BOYS  Exeter
2021 FIRST TOWER UNITED Jersey
2020 Event cancelled due to Covid-19 
2019 BRENTHAM SPORTS London
2018 JERSEY SCOTTISH Jersey
2017 JERSEY SCOTTISH Jersey
2016 MONTPELIER East Sussex
2015 MANZUR Guernsey
2014 REAL PHOENIX Peterborough
2013 RANGERS Guernsey
2012 WYRESDALE  Bolton
2011 WYRESDALE Bolton
2010 ST PETER Jersey
2009 SPORTING ACADEMICALS Jersey
2008 WARLINGHAM Surrey
2007 REGINALD London
2006 NUTFIELD Surrey
2005 BLYTH HILL London
2004 BLYTH HILL London
2003 SPORTING ACADEMICALS Jersey
2002 ST OUEN Jersey
2001 ST PAUL Jersey
2000 FIRST TOWER Jersey
1999 TONGHAM Surrey
1998 CAEN France
1997 FIRST TOWER Jersey

Testimonials

''The lads really enjoyed it again and the Mayfair Hotel was perfect for us, as always. See you again next year!'' Derry Arnett, Folly Lane Strollers

''Thanks for a fantastic weekend at Jersey. The boys had a great time and we will be back to defend the trophy next year'' Wayne du Port, Manzur FC, Guernsey

''A most enjoyable weekend had by all, hope to play again next year'' Andy Warn, Plymouth Pilgrims

''St Peter would very much like to be involved again next year. Fair play to Bolton Wyresdale for retaining the trophy'' Jon Welsh, St Peter, Jersey

''I wanted to officially thank ISL Football Tours for putting on the weekend's activities which were really perfect in every way''. Jon Twist, Old Boltonians

''Thank you guys we had a great time'' Mick Hopkins, Peckham Rye

Thank you for organising the weekend's tournament, the boys had a wonderful time. Hope to be back again next year'' Neil, Guernsey North Veterans  

''A cracking weekend which all the boys thoroughly enjoyed on and off the pitch. Excellent organisation as ever''' Paul Philp, Guernsey Rovers

''Everything was perfect, location, hotel, pick ups, tournament itself. In fact we loved Jersey so much we would like to go back next year''. David Dempster, Ryde Saints

''Stuart, best ever tournament mate. Book us in for next year'' Mark Murphy, Hills Farm Lane

Golf

Golf is always a popular activity for Veterans football teams visiting Jersey, and the island can boast 6 golf courses, including La Moye, which has featured on the PGA tour. We can assist with arrangements including transport to any of the courses.

Gallery

For additional photos (234) please see our Jersey Veterans gallery. 

In Our Opinion

A well established event played at an award winning sports complex, the tournament features Channel Islands, UK and occassionally, International teams. The stunning island of Jersey has a rich and varied history with a mix of British and French influences, and its off shore tax status helps keep prices reasonable. St Helier, the capital, has excellent nightlife including many award winning restaurants.

Further Information

Please contact ISL Football Tours office for further information and availability.

Deposit requirements are £50 per person or initial deposit of £600 per team with balance of deposit within 28 days. Balance of tour is due 8 weeks prior to departure.


SOUTH
ISL Football Tours
32 The Coppice
Horndean
Waterlooville
Hants PO8 9PL
United Kingdom
Tel: 02392 230 023
Email Stuart

NORTH
Malcolm Ward
19 Harvey Street
Bolton
BL1 8BH
United Kingdom
Tel: 01204 465058
Email Malc
 

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