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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

"Rugby The Only Sport Worth Backing"


Tourism Development Fund comes up with another £56,000 for rugby club

Jersey Rugby Club chairman Bill Dempsey made a presentation to the Tourism Development Fund advisory panel in May
Jersey Rugby Club chairman Bill Dempsey made a presentation to the Tourism Development Fund advisory panel in May
 
The Jersey Rugby Club has been given a further £56,000 of taxpayers’ money to fund their season.

The hand-out follows a controversial £75,000 sponsorship deal the club struck with the Economic Development department.

Championship clubs, including Jersey, will also receive £345,000 from the RFU this season, rising to £380,000 by the final year of a four-year deal. There will also be help for travel to British and Irish Cup ties.
When the club, who will play in a friendly at St Peter this weekend, were given their one-year sponsorship deal worth £75,000 from the Economic Development department many sports clubs were left outraged.
They said that they were struggling to survive after having their States funding slashed.

This week the JEP has learned that the club were given an additional £56,000 grant from the Tourism Development Fund – funding provided by the Economic Development department. The money was spent on building the terraced stand alongside the pitch in St Peter.

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