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Jersey FA Announce Statement after UEFA Congress Vote

Joe Smith
Jersey FA President to meet UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin

UEFA Congress votes against Jersey FA's Application to become a member of UEFA, but Jersey FA President Phil Austin is set to meet UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin to discuss how UEFA can support the Jersey FA.

“However, I had the opportunity to speak to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin following Congress and asked him how UEFA can support Jersey football, if not through membership on this occasion. The President has invited us to meet him and some of his team to discuss this which gives us encouragement that the door is not closed. We thank him for this invitation and will be setting up this meeting in due course.

“I’d like to thank everyone who supported our application in the run-up to Congress and also those who were open minded about our application and took part in a conversation with us in Bratislava. We were consistent in presenting our case based on the strength of Jersey’s outstanding footballing credentials and potential and we hope that ongoing and meaningful dialogue with UEFA can find a solution to help the future development of Jersey football.”

A press conference will be held at Springfield Stadium on the 27th of February with further comments.

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