24th July 1905
Jersey Football Association is established
Jersey FA was founded at the headquarters of the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society in Church Street on the evening of 24 July 1905. Thomas F Adderson was appointed president and he presided over its first meeting on 14 August.
It oversaw seven local clubs and organised matches with teams from other islands and the mainland, including the first Upton Park Trophy match between Jersey and Guernsey, and the Muratti Vase. The FA was disbanded during the First World War and, officially although not entirely in practice, during the Occupation.
Jersey FA is headquartered at Springfield Stadium and oversees the Jersey national football team, which represents the island in non-FIFA international matches.
The Association applied to join UEFA at the end of 2015 but its bid was rejected – both initially and when it appealed the following year when the majority of existing members voted against its admission.
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Other events that occured in July
The Prince of Wales visits Jersey to open Howard Hall
- The Prince of Wales came to Jersey by boat so he could open the recently finished Howard Hall at Victoria College.
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