Jersey grassroots football receives £20,000 investment boost

Jersey football clubs have received a financial boost after the announcement of a £20,000 investment.

The money, which comes from island sporting charity the One Foundation, will be used to help improve coaching, participation and child protection.

"It's a chance to recognise the good work our clubs do and help them sustain it," Jersey Football Association official Brian Oliver told BBC Jersey.

The Jersey Combination League has been without a sponsor for around 18 months.

"Most of our clubs work on a shoestring budget - this funding will ease the burden in terms of coach education courses, CRB checks, providing football festivals and so on," added Oliver.

"There are a number of ways that this funding will support what clubs are currently doing and their aspirations for the future.

"It will be linked to business and development plans, so clubs will need to demonstrate how the finding will be used."

The One Foundation is a charity specialising in improving the standard of sport in Jersey, and acts as a conduit for donations from residents.