Parishes of Jersey football team

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Parishes of Jersey
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationParishes of Jersey FC
ConfederationWorld Unity Football Alliance
Head coachJames Scott
CaptainJack Boyle
Most caps7 players (3)
Top scorerTom Harris, Kieran Lester (3)
Home stadiumVarious
First colours
Second colours
First international
Jersey Parishes of Jersey 2–1 Yorkshire 
(Saint Peter, Jersey; 21 October 2018)
Biggest win
Jersey Parishes of Jersey 9–2 Chagos Islands 
(Harrogate, Yorkshire; 2 June 2019)
Biggest defeat
 Yorkshire 1–0 Parishes of Jersey Jersey
(Ossett, Yorkshire; 1 June 2019)

The Parishes of Jersey football team is a representative team of Jersey in international football. As opposed to the Jersey official football team, which is administered by the Jersey Football Association and is seen as part of the English FA, the Parishes of Jersey team is independent and operates as a member of the WUFA. As it is not a member of UEFA or FIFA, it cannot compete in the FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship. Parishes of Jersey were members of CONIFA between 2018 and 2021 and had qualified for the 2020 CONIFA World Football Cup before the tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19.

History[edit]

The Parishes of Jersey team was formed in summer 2018 by former Jersey international James Scott,[1] after the Jersey Football Association's unsuccessful application to join UEFA.[2] In June 2018, ConIFA general secretary Sascha Düerkop offered an invitation to Jersey to join the organization,[3] and in September, the team was officially accepted as a member after signing a memorandum of understanding with the JFA.[4]

While it was originally thought that Parishes of Jersey would make its international debut in a 2019 CONIFA European Football Cup qualification tournament in November,[5] it was announced a week later that their first international fixture would be a home tie against fellow newcomers Yorkshire on 21 October. On 3 October, Jack Boyle was announced as the first captain of the team.[6]

Coverage of the first match was provided by BBC Radio Jersey.[7] Captain Jack Boyle scored the first ever goal for the team during the game. On 7 July, 2020, Parishes of Jersey were announced as a founding member of the World Unity Football Alliance.[8] On 2 February, 2021, Parishes of Jersey announced they had left CONIFA by an open letter to their players after being left disappointed by the organisation, feeling they'd been omitted from the 2021 CONIFA European Football Cup as punishment for joining the World Unity Football Alliance the previous summer.[9]

Fixtures & Results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018[edit]

21 October Friendly Parishes of Jersey Jersey 2–1  Yorkshire Saint Peter
Boyle Goal 23'
C. Weir Goal 76'
Ripley Goal 83' Stadium: La Rue des Vignes

2019[edit]

1 June 2019 (2019-06-01) 2019 Atlantic Heritage Cup Yorkshire  1–0 Jersey Parishes of Jersey Ossett, Yorkshire
15:00 Litchfield Goal 90+3' Stadium: Ingfield Stadium
Attendance: 521
Referee: Karl Parker
2 June 2019 (2019-06-02) 2019 Atlantic Heritage Cup Parishes of Jersey Jersey 9–2  Chagos Islands Harrogate, Yorkshire
15:00 Lester Goal 5'26'41'
Hinds Goal 7'71'
Harris Goal 52'61'67'
Watson Goal 89'
Leelah Goal 19'21' Stadium: CNG Stadium
Referee: Chris Akers

2021[edit]

Selected International Opponents[edit]

Opponents Matches Win Draw Loss GF GA
 Chagos Islands 1 1 0 0 9 2
 Yorkshire 2 1 0 1 2 2

Squad[edit]

The following players were called up to the squad for the 2019 Atlantic Heritage Cup in June 2019.[10]

Caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2019 after the game against  Chagos Islands.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Euan van der Vliet (1996-08-11) 11 August 1996 (age 25) 2 0 Jersey Jersey Bulls
18 1GK Daniel Birrell 1 0 Jersey Jersey Bulls

2 2DF Harry Curtis 3 0 Jersey St. Paul's
4 2DF Luke Campbell (vice-captain) (1989-05-04) 4 May 1989 (age 32) 3 0 Jersey Jersey Bulls
9 2DF Michael Weir (1991-02-18) 18 February 1991 (age 30) 3 0 Jersey St. Paul's
5 2DF Connor O'Shea 2 0 Jersey St. Clement
6 2DF James Carr 2 0 Jersey Jersey Bulls

7 3MF Luke Watson 3 1 Jersey St. Paul's
11 3MF Zeljko Martinovic 3 0 Jersey Jersey Bulls
3 3MF Jay Giles 2 0 Jersey Jersey Bulls
14 3MF Tom Harris 1 3 Jersey St. Clement
17 3MF Johnny Sellers 1 0 Jersey Jersey Wanderers
19 3MF Mark Logue 1 0 Jersey St. Peter

16 4FW Karl Hinds 3 2 Jersey Jersey Bulls
10 4FW Adam Trotter 3 0 Jersey Jersey Bulls
17 4FW Kieran Lester 2 3 Jersey Jersey Bulls
12 4FW Jake Prince 1 0 Jersey St. Paul's

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up in the past twelve months or withdrew from the squad due to injury or suspension.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Matt Donaldson 0 0 Jersey St. Peter v.  Yorkshire, 21 October 2018

DF Jack Cannon (1987-02-17) 17 February 1987 (age 34) 1 0 Jersey St. Paul's 2019 Atlantic Heritage CupPRE
DF James Quérée (1990-07-23) 23 July 1990 (age 31) 1 0 Jersey Jersey Bulls v.  Yorkshire, 21 October 2018

MF Jack Boyle (captain) (1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 31) 1 1 Jersey Jersey Bulls 2019 Atlantic Heritage CupPRE
MF Calvin Weir 1 1 Jersey St. Paul's v.  Yorkshire, 21 October 2018
MF Jake Baker (1992-12-09) 9 December 1992 (age 28) 0 0 Jersey St. Peter v.  Yorkshire, 21 October 2018

FW Sol Solomon 0 0 Jersey Jersey Bulls 2019 Atlantic Heritage CupPRE

Staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Jersey James Scott
Head Coach Jersey Simon Moiani
Goalkeeper Coach Jersey Matt Elcock
Coach Jersey Mark Logue
Physio Jersey Sam Freeborn

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Former island footballer aiming to take 'Parishes of Jersey' side into Conifa ITV News. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  2. ^ Jersey: Uefa congress rejects application to become international football nation BBC Sport. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ Conifa would 'welcome' application from Jersey football ITV News. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  4. ^ 'Parishes of Jersey' accepted into Conifa ITV News. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  5. ^ Jersey to make ConIFA debut in Germany? Jersey Evening Post. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  6. ^ Boyle: ‘Exciting time for Island’s top players’ Jersey Evening Post. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  7. ^ Sportscene - Parishes of Jersey vs Yorkshire BBC Radio Jersey. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  8. ^ For Immediate Release World Unity Football Alliance. 7 July 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  9. ^ https://jerseyeveningpost.com/sport/football/2021/02/05/football-officials-have-lost-our-respect/
  10. ^ ConIFA squad unveiled Jersey Evening Post. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.

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