Jersey Bulls

Jersey Bulls to Make FA Cup Bow

Island to host its first-ever men's Emirates FA Cup tie.

This weekend will be a historic one for Jersey Bulls, as the club makes it’s first-ever appearance in the Emirates FA Cup.

With the historic competition celebrating its 150th year this season, the island will host its first match in the men’s FA Cup, as Jersey Bulls welcome Horsham YMCA in the extra preliminary round on Saturday 7 August (3pm).

The history being made continues as not only will the game be the first to be hosted on the island; geographically it will be the most southerly ever played in the competition.

The Bulls were established three years ago and have won all 36 of their competitive matches across their first two seasons. A restructure of the National League System has seen Jersey promoted to the Combined Counties League Premier Division South at Step Five.

“It’s means a lot not just to the club, but the island as a whole,” said Bulls chairman Russell Le Feuvre.

“For island football and island sport generally, it’s great to have this opportunity.

“To have one of the most world-renowned knockout competitions coming to Jersey is fantastic and we're delighted to give exposure to the island.

"We are a tourist destination and this is one of the biggest cup competitions in the world, so if we could have a good run it would definitely put the island on the map and showcase the local talent we’ve got.”

Everybody at Jersey FA would like to wish the Bulls the best of luck this weekend and hope they continue to make history.