Parishes of Jersey to Participate in Southern Frontier Cup

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that the Parishes of Jersey FC as the final team will be participating in the 2020 Southern Frontier Cup being held at Whyteleafe FC’s Church Road ground on 23-24 May.

The Parishes of Jersey represent the crown dependency of the Bailiwick of Jersey, located in the English Channel. Along with the Bailiwick of Guernsey they form the collection of islands known as the Channel Islands.

The four-team knock-out tournament will take place over two match days with a final to determine the winner and a play-off to decide the third-place finish. Details of the draw to determine the semi-final fixtures is yet to be announced.

We’re pleased to be welcoming the Parishes of Jersey as the last team to join International Surrey Football, Yorkshire International Football Association and the Cascadia Association Football Federation as an announced participant in the inaugural edition of our invitational non-FIFA tournament.

Surrey and Jersey have not previously played each other, but both teams have played against the Chagos Islands FA. Surrey played their most recent fixture against the team, losing 3-2, meanwhile, Parishes of Jersey played the Chagos Islands as part of Heritage Cup hosted by Yorkshire, Jersey won the game 9-2.

However, there is player overlap with many Parishes of Jersey players also featuring for the Jersey Bulls club side that have debuted this season in the Division One of Surrey’s Combined Counties Football League where many ISF capped players are currently playing. The Jersey Bulls have enjoyed a flawless start to the season, winning all 17 games so far this season in the CCFL Division One.

Above: Parishes of Jersey played in the Heritage Cup against Yorkshire and the Chagos Islands in 2019, held at Ossett United and Harrogate Town (Credit: Mark Parsons @MarkDParsons)

Parishes of Jersey and Yorkshire IFA are the only Southern Frontier Cup sides to have previously met in a fixture, previously playing 2 games, Yorkshire was Jersey’s first opposition in 2018, before Jersey traveled to Ossett United to face Yorkshire in the Heritage Cup, hosted by the northern England region. Jersey won that opening game 2-1 in Jersey, with Yorkshire winning the second game 1-0 in Ossett, Yorkshire.

Parishes of Jersey will also be the only team not to have played in Greater London/Surrey prior to their first game of the tournament, Yorkshire played Barawa at Haringey Borough in 2018, as well as Cascadia playing all of their ConIFA World Football Cup games, south of the River Thames and Surrey debuting at Fisher FC in Rotherhithe.

Tickets for the tournament are currently on sale at a discounted early bird rate with 1/3 off Adult tickets. Buy your tickets today and support the tournament: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2020-southern-frontier-cup-tickets-79315339315

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