Jersey Hockey's new clubhouse at Les Quennevais will be officially opened on Friday night.

The project has taken four years to come to fruition and cost close to £1m, the vast majority of which has been raised by club members.

It has been built onto the back of the existing seating and features four changing rooms, a bar and function room and a large balcony overlooking the playing area.

The club also plans to construct a new training pitch at the sports centre end.

The new facility will be officially opened by former England player Beckie Middleton ahead of a series of matches across the weekend.

Jersey Hockey Ladies captain Natacha Kay and chairman Paul Masterton. Credit: ITV Channel TV

To get here after so much hard work, by so many people is truly a great feeling for us all. What we've done here has really helped secure the future of a great sport - hockey in the island. We've got great traditions in the sport, but this is all about looking forward, securing the sport, getting lots and lots of capacity for our juniors that are coming through now and just beginning their careers, so very exciting to stand out there [on Friday night] and see that first pushback as the games get underway.

Paul Masterton, Jersey Hockey chairman

I think it's really going to bring in the crowds and also it's going to be a driver, I think, for more hockey players to be willing to come and try hockey, from a grassroots level and maybe more senior players, and from a community perspective it's going to be great.

Natacha Kay, Jersey Ladies captain