Bailhache "confident" over UEFA application

The politician leading Jersey's UEFA membership bid has told ITV News he is "confident" the application will be accepted "within a reasonable period of time."

Sir Philip Bailhache, along with executives from the Jersey Football Association, flew to Geneva yesterday to formally submit their application.If successful, Jersey would be eligible to compete in qualifying for the European Championships - Europe's elite international competition - whilst the top local club would be able to enter qualifying for the Champions League.

One of the members of that delegation was JFA boardmember David Brookland who told ITV UEFA accreditation would not just benefit football but the island as a whole.

Having the opportunity to play against top flight opposition would be a dream come true for many local footballers and Jersey defender Michael Weir says he's sure it would bring up the standard the game is played at on the island.