Jersey welcomes the British & Irish Lions

The pride come to the island break.

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Get ready to roar with pride as The British & Irish Lions touch down in the island break this summer. The squad are heading to Jersey to tackle a training camp in preparation for their eagerly anticipated 2021 South African Tour.  

A roaring welcome.

We're raring to welcome The British & Irish Lions this June. The squad will spend two weeks getting match fit in the island break ahead of the main event in South Africa later this year. The squad will roar into the island break for a training camp at the brand new, state of the art Strive facility where they’ll beast it, sharpening their set piece, polishing their penalties and refining their rucking. 

Jersey is perfectly positioned to welcome global sporting events where athletes can train, compete, and rebalance in a wild island retreat. With world class sporting facilities, breathtaking beaches and food that feeds the soul, any athlete, elite or mortal is spoilt for choice. And the best bit? Jersey is part of the UK's Common Travel Area. 

We feel like we’ve scored a try. We can’t wait to welcome the team in June to help them get ready to roar on the tour and hunt down that win. 

Meet the Lions

Hear it from the Lions' mouth.

'The Jersey welcome has been absolutely fabulous' - the squad’s elite coaching team share their thoughts about why they’re looking forward to ‘an awesome experience’ on the island in June. From the beaches, boating, restaurants, surfing and visiting the sites of the island, the team are eager to experience Jersey and be part of it all. That's when they're not hard at work training for the tour of course. Speaking of training, how about getting in on the action? If you were lucky enough to grab one of the 1000's of free places you'll soon be able to watch the Lions as they are put to work getting match fit. So take to the stands and roar the team along.

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Strive for the best in Jersey.

During their stay in Jersey, the Lions will train at the purpose built, world class facility, Strive, where they’ll ‘go beyond’ on their quest for sporting success. Ben Harvey, the Managing Director of the elite performance complex says he's delighted and can't wait to welcome the squad to Strive in June, 'the Lions being the first team to train here is tremendous. We're looking forward to working with them on their road to victory' said Ben. The centre’s 32,000 square feet of state of the art facilities includes a hydrotherapy pool, altitude chamber, fully equipped gym, medical suite and much more as well as a dedicated team of expert coaches. Whether you're part of a team or are an individual athlete, Strive is the ideal place to feel motivated on the journey towards your goals.  

Go beyond

A wild island retreat.

After devouring a lion’s share of training during their stay in the island break, the squad will surely deserve some downtime to experience all that Jersey has to offer from our beaches, culinary delights and sea recovery. Their elite coaching team know that every training plan should include a healthy dose of revitalisation, relaxation, and vitamin sea. All of which can found from shore to shore in Jersey.   

In the island break it’s easy to reconnect with nature – it's all within easy reach. Let the best version of yourself come up for air in Jersey. Disconnect with devices and refocus the mind. Discover all the ways to rebalance like a lion in Jersey, a wild island retreat.  

However the team feel when they land, they’ll leave ready to roar on the Tour. 

Rebalance like a Lion

Spectator sports in Jersey.

With world-class sporting events taking place around the island, you don’t need to participate to be able to join in the action. From Rugby and Football, to the world’s best athletes competing at the Super League Triathlon, Motor Rally to Horse Racing with epic views, or a spot of sailing on Jersey shores there really is something for everyone. 

Game on

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Staying safe on your island break

In Jersey, we understand that you might need a little reassurance when it comes to travel. That's why our tourism industry including hotels, restaurants, guesthouses, bars and visitor attractions are committed to ensuring you have the safest break possible. From the moment you arrive at the airport to when you check into your hotel, whether you take a relaxing boat trip, explore our many heritage experiences or have a relaxing day at the beach, Jersey tourism businesses will ensure your wellbeing is safeguarded every step of the way. 

Look for the Visit Safe Charter so you can explore with confidence the many local businesses who make our island so special.

 

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