Parishes of Jersey football team
|Association||Parishes of Jersey FC|
|Confederation||World Unity Football Alliance|
|Head coach||James Scott|
|Most caps||7 players (3)|
|Top scorer||Tom Harris, Kieran Lester (3)|
| Parishes of Jersey 2–1 Yorkshire |
(Saint Peter, Jersey; 21 October 2018)
| Parishes of Jersey 9–2 Chagos Islands |
(Harrogate, Yorkshire; 2 June 2019)
| Yorkshire 1–0 Parishes of 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.
The Parishes of Jersey team was formed in summer 2018 by former Jersey international James Scott, after the Jersey Football Association's unsuccessful application to join UEFA. In June 2018, ConIFA general secretary Sascha Düerkop offered an invitation to Jersey to join the organization, and in September, the team was officially accepted as a member after signing a memorandum of understanding with the JFA.
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, 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.
Coverage of the first match was provided by BBC Radio Jersey. 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. 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.
Fixtures & Results
Win Draw Loss
|21 October Friendly||Parishes of Jersey||2–1||Yorkshire||Saint Peter|
C. Weir 76'
|Ripley 83'||Stadium: La Rue des Vignes|
|1 June 2019 2019 Atlantic Heritage Cup||Yorkshire||1–0||Parishes of Jersey||Ossett, Yorkshire|
|15:00||Litchfield 90+3'||Stadium: Ingfield Stadium|
Referee: Karl Parker
|2 June 2019 2019 Atlantic Heritage Cup||Parishes of Jersey||9–2||Chagos Islands||Harrogate, Yorkshire|
|15:00||Lester 5', 26', 41'
Hinds 7', 71'
Harris 52', 61', 67'
|Leelah 19', 21'||Stadium: CNG Stadium|
Referee: Chris Akers
|29 May 2021 Southern Frontier Cup||TBC||v||Parishes of Jersey||Whyteleafe, Surrey|
|Stadium: Church Road|
|30 May 2021 Southern Frontier Cup||TBC||v||Parishes of Jersey||Whyteleafe, Surrey|
|Stadium: Church Road|
Selected International Opponents
The following players were called up to the squad for the 2019 Atlantic Heritage Cup in June 2019.
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||GK||Euan van der Vliet||11 August 1996||2||0||Jersey Bulls|
|18||GK||Daniel Birrell||1||0||Jersey Bulls|
|2||DF||Harry Curtis||3||0||St. Paul's|
|4||DF||Luke Campbell (vice-captain)||4 May 1989||3||0||Jersey Bulls|
|9||DF||Michael Weir||18 February 1991||3||0||St. Paul's|
|5||DF||Connor O'Shea||2||0||St. Clement|
|6||DF||James Carr||2||0||Jersey Bulls|
|7||MF||Luke Watson||3||1||St. Paul's|
|11||MF||Zeljko Martinovic||3||0||Jersey Bulls|
|3||MF||Jay Giles||2||0||Jersey Bulls|
|14||MF||Tom Harris||1||3||St. Clement|
|17||MF||Johnny Sellers||1||0||Jersey Wanderers|
|19||MF||Mark Logue||1||0||St. Peter|
|16||FW||Karl Hinds||3||2||Jersey Bulls|
|10||FW||Adam Trotter||3||0||Jersey Bulls|
|17||FW||Kieran Lester||2||3||Jersey Bulls|
|12||FW||Jake Prince||1||0||St. Paul's|
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||St. Peter||v. Yorkshire, 21 October 2018|
|DF||Jack Cannon||17 February 1987||1||0||St. Paul's||2019 Atlantic Heritage CupPRE|
|DF||James Quérée||23 July 1990||1||0||Jersey Bulls||v. Yorkshire, 21 October 2018|
|MF||Jack Boyle (captain)||9 July 1990||1||1||Jersey Bulls||2019 Atlantic Heritage CupPRE|
|MF||Calvin Weir||1||1||St. Paul's||v. Yorkshire, 21 October 2018|
|MF||Jake Baker||9 December 1992||0||0||St. Peter||v. Yorkshire, 21 October 2018|
|FW||Sol Solomon||0||0||Jersey Bulls||2019 Atlantic Heritage CupPRE|
|Head coach||Simon Moiani|
|Goalkeeper Coach||Matt Elcock|
- ^ Former island footballer aiming to take 'Parishes of Jersey' side into Conifa ITV News. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- ^ Jersey: Uefa congress rejects application to become international football nation BBC Sport. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- ^ Conifa would 'welcome' application from Jersey football ITV News. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- ^ 'Parishes of Jersey' accepted into Conifa ITV News. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- ^ Jersey to make ConIFA debut in Germany? Jersey Evening Post. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- ^ Boyle: ‘Exciting time for Island’s top players’ Jersey Evening Post. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- ^ Sportscene - Parishes of Jersey vs Yorkshire BBC Radio Jersey. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
- ^ For Immediate Release World Unity Football Alliance. 7 July 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
- ^ "Football officials 'have lost our respect'". 5 February 2021.
- ^ ConIFA squad unveiled Jersey Evening Post. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.