Big screen for Euros

FOOTBALL England v Croatia Marina Gardens Large Screen 16ft x 9ft Stage 2 Picture: DAVID FERGUSON. (38265281)

FOOTBALL supporters will be able to watch the latter stages of the Euro 2024 tournament on a big screen in St Helier.

Plans are being drawn up, with the details and location yet to be finalised, according to Chief Minister Lyndon Farnham.

Deputy Farnham was responding to a question in the States Assembly from Deputy Lucy Stephenson about whether Islanders and visitors would be able to gather to watch games in the tournament, which starts on Friday.

Screenings of games are likely to start with effect from the knock-out stage, which stretches from 29 June until the final on 14 July – Deputy Farnham admitted this was a “gamble” because of the risk that “home” nations might fail to qualify.

In referring to “home” nations, Deputy Farnham said he included England, Scotland, Poland and Portugal as teams likely to draw high levels of support from a Jersey audience.

Financial support for the initiative would be provided by both the government and private sponsors, he added.

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