Millions to be invested into the future of Jersey sport

Last month, the Government of Jersey announced its 'Inspiring Active Places' Strategy. Credit: ITV Channel TV

More than seven million pounds has been set aside to improve sport in Jersey, as part of the Government's Fiscal Stimulus Fund.

The new funding will go towards improving a whole range of sport facilities and venues across the island.

Oakfield will receive the highest amount of funding. More than three million pounds will be spent on building 12 undercover badminton courts, a 3G floodlit pitch and the main building will become the permanent home for Jersey Gymnastics.

Last month the Government of Jersey announced its 'Inspiring Active Places' Strategy.

Springfield, known as the spiritual home of Jersey Football, will receive the second highest amount of funding.

Two million pounds will be spent on improving the existing site.

  • £37,500 - The Jersey Race Club: Racecourse improvements

  • £300,000 - Jersey Cricket Club: Facility refurbishment

  • £425,350 - Jersey Padel: To build addition Padel courts at St Clement Recreation Ground and to provide additional coaching

  • £568,500 - Infrastructure, Housing and Environment: Demolish existing FB Fields Sports Pavilion and build an improved facility

  • £580,00 - Jersey Spartans Athletics Club: JSAC Clubhouse upgraded and refurbishment of the facility

Jersey netball will will move to Oakfield whilst martial arts will be given a new home at Springfield.