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UEFA Euro 2024: Family-friendly zone at Howard Davis Park

Islanders will be able to enjoy watching the knock-out stages of the UEFA Euro 2024 competition at a family-friendly zone in Howard Davis Park.

All the matches from Saturday 29 June will be broadcast on a giant screen in the public park, subject to the kind permission of The Bailiff. The events will be alcohol free, but people will be able to bring in food and non-alcoholic drink.

Matches will start at 5pm and 8pm, and Islanders will be able to go into the area 45 minutes before kick-off. All matches will be free to watch on the screen, and only those games expected to attract large crowds will be ticketed. The free tickets will be available from​.

The Minister with responsibility for sport, Connétable Andy Jehan, said: “The Government of Jersey and the Jersey Football Association have worked together to enable this important event in the sporting calendar to be enjoyed by as many people as possible.

“We want to create an environment where everyone can enjoy the thrill of the Euros, no matter who they support. Hopefully the pubs and bars will be packed, and this is an additional alternative which will be more family orientated, and will have a vibrant and exciting atmosphere.”

Jimmy Kelly, Chair of Jersey FA Board of Directors, said: “This is an excellent initiative that will showcase the diverse population of our Island, as well as capturing the impact that a major sports event can have on the Jersey community.

“Football is accessible to everyone and is an inclusive sport to bring people together. If previous international football competitions are anything to go by, we expect a significant increase in the number of people wanting to play, and we hope that this event will inspire Islanders in the same way.”​

This weekend islanders can enjoy the England vs Switzerland quarter final, KO at 5pm Saturday. All other fixtures will also be shown.


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