Jersey Games

Jersey Games



Sweet Chariot is very excited to add Triathlon and cricket to The Jersey Games, which is now a six sport event (football, rugby, hockey, netball, triathlon and cricket,) for Prep Schools and Clubs, supported by Visit Jersey.

The festival is aimed at 10 to 13 year-olds and offers expert sports coaching, a sports tournament and wonderful excursions.

It takes place every Easter on the beautiful island of Jersey, using the island’s best sporting facilities and excursions, including The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Your teams will have a fabulous sporting and cultural trip.

Monday 2nd - Friday 6th April 2018

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Sports

The main sports at The Jersey Games are:

  • Rugby
  • Hockey (boys & girls)
  • Netball
  • Football (boys & girls)
  • Triathlon (boys & girls)
  • Cricket (boys &girls)

If, however, you have a significant number from another sport (swimming for example), we will happily look at a supplementary programme.

As we have sent many clubs, prep and secondary schools to Jersey, we are lucky enough to have access to Jersey’s top sports facilities.

  • Rugby will take place at the excellent Jersey RFC club. There are 4 rugby pitches and the clubhouse is well used to catering for large groups.
  • Les Quennevais Sports Centre is home to the hockey and triathlon events, a lovely facility very close to the hotel, as is Les Ormes Sports Complex, which hosts the netball with a brand new netball arena. It also has a golf course, tennis courts and a swimming centre, a shop, café and bar.
  • Triathlon coaching and training makes use of a number of stunning and suitable venues on the island both inside and outdoors.
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Coaching

We place an emphasis on the sport during The Jersey Games. Our aim is to make the sport fun, but beneficial too. Consequently, we ensure that each sport has top quality coaching as part of the programme.

RUGBY

In the past Ben Evans (ex Wales International with 20 caps) and Dai Bishop (ex Wales U-21s) have given us the benefit of their gifted coaching. To replicate that standard as far as possible, we continue to work with David McCormack, the rugby development officer for Jersey RFC, a Championship side.

FOOTBALL

Working with ID Elite coaching, one of the leading football coaching companies on Jersey, you can be sure that your boys and girls will come back with new ideas and new skills.

NETBALL

Chrissy Foster is Jersey’s netball development officer. We work with Chrissy to ensure that the coaches are the best available and to maximise local participation, both on the coaching and competition days.

HOCKEY

Sarah Heelis, one of the leading coaches on Jersey, taking charge of our Hockey coaching at the Jersey Games. With fantastic reviews from all the teachers attending we know you will enjoy her sessions.

The quality of coaches ensures the sessions are both beneficial and enjoyable. Coupled with the competition, participants will gain a great deal from the sport during the week.

TRIATHLON

This is headed up by Sweet Chariot’s own Barnaby Gray who founded the Schools specialist Tri-High Multi-Sports Club. Barnaby was Director of Sport & Head of Boarding at Highfield Prep School before joining the Sweet Chariot team. He is also a:

  • Great Britain Triathlete
  • British Triathlon Coach
  • Young Persons Co-Coordinator and race official
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Itinerary

Monday 10th April 2017

** Flight from UK airport to Jersey
** Meet and Greet and transfer to your 3* hotel
** Check in and explore the local area
18:00 Welcome party and food

Tuesday 11th April 2017

07.00 - 09.00 Breakfast

09.30 - 12.30 Transfer to DAY 1 OF COACHING CLINIC
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
14.00 - 16.00 Visit to Aqua Splash Water Centre
17.30 - 19.30 Dinner with entertainment

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Wednesday 12th April 2017


07.00 - 09.00 Breakfast

09.30 - 12.30 Transfer to DAY 2 OF COACHING CLINIC
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 16.00 Visit to Durrell Wildlife Park with education session
17.30 - 19.30 Dinner with entertainment


Thursday 13th April 2017


09.30 - 12.30 Transfer to JERSEY GAMES TOURNAMENT
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 16.30 Visit to St Helier for shopping and relaxation
18.30 - 21.30 Disco and Presentation evening


Friday 14th April 2017


07.00 - 09.00 Breakfast at your hotel ** Check and transfer to Jersey airport for your return flights to the UK ** On arrival back in the UK disperse for home.

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Accommodation

The Jersey Games isn’t just about fantastic sporting venues, it’s also about using the very best hotel for schools on the Island.

The Merton Hotel provides excellent service and a great range of facilities. This means, for example, we are able to host a Cinema Evening, use the hotel pool areas and provide space should groups require a private meeting.

Activities

The Jersey Games offer a range of activities that aim to give participants a taste of what Jersey has to offer with activities such as a visit to the

Durrell Wildlife Park

and the

Aqua Splash Water Centre.

We appreciate that this will be many children’s first trip away from home so we ensure they have a great time and are kept entertained at all times. On the last night there is a disco and presentation ceremony. It rounds off the week and rewards all of the hard work and endeavour throughout the coaching sessions and tournament.

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Package

April 2018 package priced at £585*

Package includes the following:

  • Return economy class flights
  • All coach transfers in Jersey
  • Meet and greet on arrival in Jersey
  • 4 nights of Full Board accommodation in a 3* + hotel (children in multi bedded rooms and teachers in twins)
  • 2 mornings of sports coaching
  • 1 day of tournament, including venue hire & qualified officials
  • Entry to Durrell Wildlife Park and Aquasplash Water Centre
  • On-site medical provisions during all matches
  • Welcome Party
  • Two evenings of entertainment
  • Presentation Dinner with trophies
  • Sweet Chariot on site staff throughout the tournament
  • Free staff places 1:10

* Subject to flight availability at time of booking

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