Spectator Sports

Game on in the island break.

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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.  

Rugby

Rugby has been played in Jersey since 1879; the club acquired their home near Jersey Airport in 1961 and opened a new clubhouse in 1994. The Jersey Reds were promoted five times between 2005 - 2012 and now play in the Greene King IPA Championship, the second tier of English rugby. Come and watch the Jersey Reds and enjoy the family atmosphere in St. Peter, which has seen significant ground improvements in recent seasons. 

Football

The Jersey Bulls are English Football’s newest and most southerly club. In November 2018 Jersey Bulls joined division one of the Combined Counties Football League for the 2019-20 season. Catch home game matches at Springfield Stadium in St. Helier where the football club is based. Or if you fancy watching some competition between the Channel Islands then check out the annual Muratti Vase which sees Jersey and Guernsey battle it out, a competition which has been going since 1905. 

Motor racing

If motor sports are more your thing then you are spoilt for choice in Jersey. The Jersey International Motoring Festival is one of the largest annual motoring events in the Channel Islands, comprising of competitive sprint and hillclimbs for classic & vintage cars and motorcycles, static displays, music and food. Or why not check out the Jersey Rally and watch as WRC to club level rally cars race their way through 120 miles of the island's lanes. High adrenaline action for all the family watching and cheering. 

Triathlon

Super League Triathlon takes place each September and you can grab a piece of the pulse-pounding action. 50 of the best runners, swimmers and cyclists on the planet will charge through land and sea to chase the ultimate glory. Sound energetic? It is. But you needn't be a world class triathlete to embrace the power of SLT. Anybody can be a champion this year with new race categories for every age and fitness level. Gear up for one of the most epic experiences in endurance sport. 

Horse racing

How about a day at the races on your next island break? Soak up the action and enjoy a little flutter all while marvelling at the breathtaking views on offer beyond the track. The racecourse is located at Les Landes on the north west coast of Jersey and is blessed with breathtaking views of Grosnez Castle, the ocean and the other Channel Islands in the distance. The racecourse hosts nine race meetings during the summer months, so don't miss a (hoof) beat on your next holiday - get track side to be in the running for a great day out.

Getting Here

Jersey is less than an hour away from UK airports and you can easily get around the island either with car hire, the Liberty Bus or by hiring a bike. You can arrive on the first flight from London for 08:00 and cram in a day of fun before a return flight at 20:00. Discover our travel guide on getting to Jersey.

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